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

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Bus  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Munich, Munich central bus station 076

$25 - $45

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Train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to München Hbf Ec

$142 - $249

Drive  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Munich 268.4 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Munich (MUC) MXP - MUC

$68 - $165

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC

$163 - $442

Fly from Lugano  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Munich (MUC) LUG - MUC

$98 - $361

Train, bus to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Monza
  2. Take the bus from Monza to Cologno Nord
  3. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Munich (MUC) BGY - MUC

$122 - $451

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Munich is to bus which costs SFr 24 - SFr 40 and takes 7 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Munich is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 80 and takes 4 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano and arriving at Munich, Munich central bus station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Munich. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at München Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 47 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Munich is 308 km. The road distance is 429.4 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Munich without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 40.

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The bus from Lugano to Munich, Munich central bus station takes 7 h 10 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Lugano to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lugano station.

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Lugano to Munich 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 Munich is to bus which takes 7 h 10 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 130 - SFr 240 and takes 7 h 47 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 160 and takes 5 h.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Munich.
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  • Distance: 192.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 10 min

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Munich, Germany?

FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Munich once daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Munich via Zürich HB in around 7 h 47 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Hamburg
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Hannover
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Munich via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $500
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 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 München Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $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 Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoguidovie S.p.A. - Monza Brianca
Phone
025803971
Email
aticremona@pec.it
Website
monzabrianza.autoguidovie.it
Bus from Monza to Cologno Nord
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
monzabrianza.autoguidovie.it

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Lugano to Munich bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Munich, Munich central bus station.

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Lugano to Munich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at München Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Munich is 429 km. It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to drive from Lugano to Munich.

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Air Dolomiti, easyJet, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Munich Airport.

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Book your Lugano to Munich bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 764+ hotels available in Munich. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Milan Malpensa Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 5 min and costs SFr 23 - SFr 35.

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