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There are 9 ways to get from Lugano to Sils by bus, plane, train or car

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Bus to Milan Malpensa, fly, train  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Barcelona (BCN) MXP - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Sils

€45 - €122

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Train to Milan Bergamo, fly, train  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Barcelona (BCN) BGY - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Sils

€42 - €76

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Train to Zurich, fly, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Barcelona (BCN) ZRH - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Sils

€90 - €264

Train to Basel, fly, train  •  9h 24m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Barcelona (BCN) BSL - BCN
  3. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Sils

€116 - €276

Train via Zürich  •  14h 19m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Genève Ic1 / ...
  3. Take the train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu Ter / ...
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Girona Ave

€194 - €352

Train  •  14h 36m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux Tgv
  3. Take the train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud Ter
  4. Take the train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Girona Tgv / ...

€150 - €219

Bus via Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)  •  19h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1 Castione FFS - Malpensa airport / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano to Gerona/Girona

€111 - €165

Bus  •  22h

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Girona Airport 1922

€62 - €86

Drive  •  9h 21m

  1. Drive from Lugano to Sils 974.5 km

€100 - €160

Lugano to Sils by train

The train journey time between Lugano and Sils is around 13h 54m and covers a distance of around 1198 km. The fastest train normally takes 12h 33m. Services are operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Trenitalia Eurocity, TGV inOui and others. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
13h 54m
Fastest train time:
12h 33m
Train distance:
1198 km
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€225
Carbon emissions:
63 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:02
Last train departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lugano to Sils train schedules

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International entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Brazil and South Africa

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Conditions of entry into Spain from Switzerland

  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This doesn't apply to arrivals from the EU Schengen Area with the exception of Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden. This also doesn't apply to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine and United States
  • Pre-arrival Health Control Form (FCS) required
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Spain: Canary Islands
  • Health screen upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 7 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, India and Namibia
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  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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Rules to follow in Spain

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, entry into Spain is currently allowed 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
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sils is 112.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sils is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sils is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 112.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 31 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Lugano to Sils is to train and fly, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 85 and takes 8h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Sils is to bus and fly and train which costs SFr 45 - SFr 140 and takes 7h.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Sils. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Sils via Zürich HB, Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu and Girona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 19m.

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The distance between Lugano and Sils is 683 km. The road distance is 974.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Sils without a car is to train via Zürich which takes 14h 19m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 380.

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It takes approximately 7h to get from Lugano to Sils, including transfers.

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Lugano to Sils 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 Sils is to train via Zürich which takes 14h 19m and costs SFr 200 - SFr 380. Alternatively, you can bus via Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), which costs SFr 110 - SFr 180 and takes 19h 2m.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Lugano to Sils train services, operated by Renfe SNCF, arrive at Girona station.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Sils.
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  • Distance: 682.5 km
  • Duration: 7h

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Sils, Spain?

You can take a train from Lugano to Sils via Zürich HB, Geneve, Lyon Part Dieu, and Girona in around 14h 19m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Sils via Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1, Milan, Milano, Gerona/Girona, and Girona in around 19h 2m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €100
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€22 - €100
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €65
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €45
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Barcelona via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€13 - €45
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€27 - €110
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Flights from Basel to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Nice
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €160
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €290
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €330
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €290
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Zurich to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €320
Flights from Basel to Barcelona via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €360
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €1500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Barcelona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €140
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

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Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Sils
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Renfe Viajeros
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chambéry-Challes-les-Eaux to Valence TGV Rhône-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €85
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€40 - €60
1st Class
€75 - €110
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Geneve to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€20 - €23
1st Class
€25 - €30
Train from Milano P.Garibaldi to Chambery Challes Les Eaux
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€60 - €70
1st Class
€60 - €75
Renfe SNCF
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Girona
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
renfe-sncf.com
Train from Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud to Girona
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
renfe-sncf.com
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery Challes Les Eaux to Valence Tgv Rhone-Alpes Sud
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€19 - €28
Rail 1st Class
€29 - €45
Bus operators
Giosy Tours
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€25 - €40
Website
Giosy Tours
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Milano to Gerona/Girona
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
alsa.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Girona Airport
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Sils is 974 km. It takes approximately 9h 21m to drive from Lugano to Sils.

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Ryanair, Singapore Airlines, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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