There are 7 ways to get from Lugano to Montreux by train, bus, car or plane

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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 / ...

$68 - $121

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Train  •  5 h 45 min

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

$76 - $139

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Lainate - Villoresi
  2. Take the bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Vevey

$106 - $139

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

$127 - $246

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Montreux 231.4 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Geneva, train  •  5 h 41 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 Montreux

$84 - $297

Fly Lugano to Zurich, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$165 - $395

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Montreux. However, there are services departing from Lugano - P&R Fornaci and arriving at Montreux, Marché via Lainate - Villoresi and Vevey, gare. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h.

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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.

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The distance between Lugano and Montreux is 164 km. The road distance is 370.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Montreux without a car is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120.

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

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

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Lugano to Montreux 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 Montreux is to train which takes 5 h 17 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 140 and takes 7 h.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Montreux.
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  • Distance: 102.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Montreux via Lainate - Villoresi, Vevey, and Vevey, gare in around 7 h.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
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
$23 - $45
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 - $21
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 - $100
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
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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
$75 - $140
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 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
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$80 - $130
Train from Domodossola to Montreux
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
MGB
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Train from Andermatt to Visp
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
matterhorngotthardbahn.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
1st Class Ticket
$80 - $95
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 Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Vevey
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Lugano to Montreux bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Vevey station.

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Lugano to Montreux train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Montreux station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Montreux is 370 km. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Lugano to Montreux.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 942+ hotels available in Montreux. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Lugano Airport is to line 60 train which takes 12 min and costs SFr 9 - SFr 17.

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