There are 4 ways to get from Lugano to Montreux by train or car

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 Milano Centrale  •  5 h 17 min

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

$82 - $140

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 54 min

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

$75 - $132

2 alternative options

Train via Göschenen  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Göschenen
  2. Take the train from Andermatt to Visp 7-Y
  3. Take the train from Visp to Montreux 90

$116 - $238

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Montreux 231.4 miles

$45 - $70

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

You can take a train from Lugano to Montreux via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 17 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
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 Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Göschenen
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
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
Train from Milano Centrale to Montreux
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn
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
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Andermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$40 - $55
1st Class Ticket
$75 - $95

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lugano and Montreux is 164 km. The road distance is 370 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Montreux is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Lugano to Montreux is to drive which takes 3 h 51 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 70.

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

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