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There are 5 ways to get from Lugano to Passo Tonale by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Monza Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Monza to Tirano Re8

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Train, bus via Bergamo  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Monza Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo to Ponte di Legno Bs1

3 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano, Stazione to Tirano, Stazione Bp
  2. Take the bus from Tirano to Edolo Station Tirano

Train, bus  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Monza Re80 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Sesto San Giovanni Piazza Primo Maggio to Mezzana Station 42

Drive  •  3h

  1. Drive from Lugano to Passo Tonale 170.7 km

Lugano to Passo Tonale by bus and walk

The journey time between Lugano and Passo Tonale is around 34h 40m and covers a distance of around 201 km. This includes an average layover time of around 29h 30m. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 40m. Operated by Rhätische Bahn, Autoservizi Gelmi, Bus Perego and others, the Lugano to Passo Tonale service departs from Lugano, Stazione and arrives in Passo Tonale. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 10m
Layover time:
29h 30m
Total time:
34h 40m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
26h 40m
Journey distance:
201 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:00
Last service departs at:
10:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lugano to Passo Tonale bus and walk schedules

Switzerland → Italy
Partially open

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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Isle of Man, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Réunion, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Monaco, New Zealand, Qatar, Réunion, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States and Uruguay
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Macau, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Aruba, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Passo Tonale is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Passo Tonale is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Passo Tonale is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Italy.

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Last updated: 27 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Lugano to Passo Tonale is to drive, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Passo Tonale is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 3h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Passo Tonale. However, there are services departing from Lugano, Stazione and arriving at Passo del Tonale via Tirano, Edolo - Station and Ponte Di Legno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 7m.

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The distance between Lugano and Passo Tonale is 128 km. The road distance is 170.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Passo Tonale without a car is to train which takes 5h 26m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 180.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m to get from Lugano to Passo Tonale, including transfers.

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Lugano to Passo Tonale bus services, operated by Rhätische Bahn, depart from Lugano, Stazione station.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Passo Tonale is to train which takes 5h 26m and costs SFr 140 - SFr 180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8h 7m.

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Lugano to Passo Tonale bus services, operated by Autoservizi Gelmi, arrive at Edolo Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Passo Tonale is 171 km. It takes approximately 3h to drive from Lugano to Passo Tonale.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Passo Tonale.
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  • Distance: 128.1 km
  • Duration: 5h 26m

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Passo Tonale, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy?

You can take a train from Lugano to Passo Tonale via Monza and Tirano in around 5h 26m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Passo Tonale via Tirano, Stazione, Tirano, Edolo - Station, Ponte Di Legno, and Passo del Tonale in around 8h 7m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Monza to Tirano
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €12
Website
Trenord
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Lugano to Monza
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Bus operators
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Bus from Lugano, Stazione to Tirano, Stazione
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Rhätische Bahn
Schedules at
Rhätische Bahn
Autoservizi Gelmi
Phone
0364 635583
Email
info@gelmi.com
Website
gelmi.com
Bus from Tirano to Edolo Station
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
gelmi.com
Bus Perego
Phone
+39 0342 70 12 00
Email
orari@busperego.com
Website
busperego.com
Bus from Tirano to Edolo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Schedules at
busperego.com
2nd Class
€4 - €6
Bergamo Trasporti
Phone
800 13 93 92
Website
bergamotrasporti.it
Bus from Bergamo to Ponte di Legno
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Schedules at
bergamotrasporti.it
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Sesto San Giovanni Piazza Primo Maggio to Mezzana Station
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale

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