There are 3 ways to get from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure 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  •  4 h 19 min

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

$47 - $76

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 34 min

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

$27 - $43

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure 153.2 miles

$35 - $55

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy?

You can take a train from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure via Milano Centrale in around 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure via Milan, Milan and Milano Lampugnano in around 5 h 34 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
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
FlixBus
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
5 times a day
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
$22 - $35
Schedules at
autostradale.it

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure?

The distance between Lugano and Santa Margherita Ligure is 187 km. The road distance is 245 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure?

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 45 and takes 5 h 34 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure?

The quickest way to get from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure is to drive which takes 2 h 46 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 55.

Is there a direct train between Lugano and Santa Margherita Ligure?

No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at S.Margherita Ligure Portofino via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

Is there a direct bus between Lugano and Santa Margherita Ligure?

No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Santa Margherita Ligure via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 34 min.

How long does it take to get from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure?

It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Lugano to Santa Margherita Ligure, including transfers.