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There are 8 ways to get from Lugano to Innsbruck by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$105 - $190

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 409 / ...

$24 - $38

6 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Chur, Postautostation 171
  2. Take the train from Sargans to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$101 - $186

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Lugano to Innsbruck 232.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck  •  7h

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Innsbruck (INN) MXP - INN

$123 - $550

Fly Lugano to Zurich, train  •  7h 1m

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf

$135 - $336

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zurich, train  •  7h 45m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf

$154 - $415

Fly Milan Malpensa to Munich, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Munich (MUC) MXP - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf

$84 - $211

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Innsbruck is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 40 and takes 7h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Innsbruck is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani and arriving at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Innsbruck Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 26m.

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The distance between Lugano and Innsbruck is 232 km. The road distance is 371.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Innsbruck without a car is to train which takes 7h 26m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190.

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It takes approximately 7h 26m to get from Lugano to Innsbruck, including transfers.

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Lugano to Innsbruck bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani station.

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Lugano to Innsbruck train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lugano station.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Innsbruck is to train which takes 7h 26m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 40 and takes 7h 55m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 550 and takes 7h.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Innsbruck.
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  • Distance: 145.2 miles
  • Duration: 7h 26m

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Innsbruck, Austria?

You can take a train from Lugano to Innsbruck via Zürich HB in around 7h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Innsbruck via Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai and Zurich in around 7h 55m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Sargans to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Chur, Postautostation
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani to Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Website
regiojet.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Innsbruck Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Lugano to Innsbruck bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße station.

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Lugano to Innsbruck train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Innsbruck Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Innsbruck is 372 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m to drive from Lugano to Innsbruck.

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Alitalia, British Airways, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Innsbruck Airport.

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There are 1399+ hotels available in Innsbruck. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Milan Malpensa Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 5m and costs SFr 24 - SFr 50.

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