There are 4 ways to get from Lugano to La Spezia by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale Icn / ...

$50 - $80

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Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia 500

$18 - $31

2 alternative options

Bus Domo Reisen  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Genova - Stazione Marittima
  2. Take the bus from Genova to La Spezia 26

$61 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to La Spezia 190.3 miles

$45 - $70

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to La Spezia. However, there are services departing from Lugano - P&R Fornaci and arriving at La Spezia via Genova - Doria Metro Principe and Genova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to La Spezia. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at La Spezia Centrale via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Lugano and La Spezia is 223 km. The road distance is 304.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to La Spezia without a car is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Lugano to La Spezia, including transfers.

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Lugano to La Spezia bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lugano - P&R Fornaci station.

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Lugano to La Spezia 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 La Spezia is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 38 min.

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Lugano to La Spezia bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, arrive at La Spezia station.

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Lugano to La Spezia train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at La Spezia Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to La Spezia.
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  • Distance: 139.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and La Spezia, Italy?

You can take a train from Lugano to La Spezia via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to La Spezia via Genova - Stazione Marittima, Genova - Doria Metro Principe, Genova - Via XX Settembre, and Genova in around 5 h 38 min.

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 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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Milano Centrale to La Spezia Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Genova - Stazione Marittima
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Genova to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Book at
booking.marinobus.it
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Genoa to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
lirosilinee.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 Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to La Spezia
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to La Spezia is 305 km. It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to drive from Lugano to La Spezia.

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