There are 9 ways to get from Lugano to Lausanne 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  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lausanne 5 / ...

$120 - $215

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Lausanne 405

$31 - $52

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Lausanne Eurocity / ...

$80 - $147

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Lugano to Lausanne 239.7 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Lugano to Zurich, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$145 - $357

Train to Zurich, fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$139 - $305

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA
  3. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$79 - $286

Fly Milan Malpensa to Geneva, train  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne

$125 - $281

Fly Milan Malpensa to Zurich, train  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne

$164 - $421

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Lausanne is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Lausanne is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 75 and takes 4 h.

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The distance between Lugano and Lausanne is 188 km. The road distance is 383.5 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 46 min to get from Lugano to Lausanne, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Lausanne via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Lausanne. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Lausanne via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 46 min.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Lausanne is to train which takes 4 h 46 min and costs SFr 110 - SFr 220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 30 - SFr 55 and takes 8 h 25 min.

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Lugano to Lausanne train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Como S.Giovanni station.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Lausanne.
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  • Distance: 117.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 46 min

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Lausanne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lugano to Lausanne via Zürich HB in around 4 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Lausanne via Milan, Milan in around 8 h 25 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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
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 Domodossola to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
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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 Lausanne
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Globtour
Website
globtour.com
Bus from Mailand Lampugnano to Lausanne Parc Velodrom
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
globtour.com

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