There are 3 ways to get from Lugano to Milano Centrale Station by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...

$22 - $40

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Bus  •  2 h 7 min

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

$6 - $11

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Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Milano Centrale Station 49.5 miles

$10 - $15

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Milano Centrale Station. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at stazione centrale via tonale via lampugnano m1 and v.le serra v.le scarampo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lugano and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Milano Centrale Station is 61 km. The road distance is 79.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Milano Centrale Station without a car is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs .

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The train from Lugano to Milano Centrale takes 1 h 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Lugano to Milano Centrale Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lugano station.

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Lugano to Milano Centrale Station 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 Milano Centrale Station is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 7 min.

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Lugano to Milano Centrale Station bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan, Milan station.

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Lugano to Milano Centrale Station train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Milano Centrale Station.
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  • Distance: 38.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 16 min

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Milano Centrale Station, Lombardy, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Station hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Milano Centrale Station 5 times a day. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1 h 30 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.

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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.

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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
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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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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Milano Centrale Station is 79 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Lugano to Milano Centrale Station.

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