There are 3 ways to get from Lugano to Portofino by train, bus 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  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Ic / ...

$46 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure 27

$27 - $40

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Portofino 156.3 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Portofino is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 45 and takes 6 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Portofino is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Portofino is 191 km. The road distance is 250.1 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Portofino via Milano Lampugnano and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Portofino, Italy?

You can take a train from Lugano to Portofino via Milano Centrale, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 5 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Portofino via Milan, Milan, Milano Lampugnano, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 6 h 29 min.

Train operators
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
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
autostradale.it

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