There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Train via Zürich HB  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf Rj / ...

$105 - $185

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße N95 / ...

$28 - $47

5 alternative options

Train Russian Railways  •  8 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo to Innsbruck Hbf R

$74 - $107

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Sud to St. Gallen
  2. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Innsbruck

$46 - $51

Drive  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Innsbruck 232.4 miles

$45 - $70

Fly Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck  •  6 h 25 min

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

$137 - $553

Fly Lugano to Zurich, train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$128 - $337

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Innsbruck is to bus which costs SFr 27 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 10 min.

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

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

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It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from Lugano to Innsbruck, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Innsbruck. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 10 min.

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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 6 h 47 min.

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Innsbruck via Zürich HB in around 6 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Innsbruck via Milan, Milan in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Innsbruck via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
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
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Train from Zürich HB to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
cd.cz
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Innsbruck Hbf
Ave. Duration
6 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
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 Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Lugano Sud to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from St. Gallen to Innsbruck
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $27
Book at
eurolines.ch

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