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There are 3 ways to get from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Rapallo Ic / ...

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Bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Como Grandate to Milan 518
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Genoa N728 / ...

Drive  •  2h 46m

  1. Drive from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino 246.9 km
Switzerland → Italy
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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 3 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 3 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

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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 Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino 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.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 25 Nov 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2h 46m.

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The distance between Lugano and Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino is 191 km. The road distance is 246.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino without a car is to train which takes 5h 44m and costs SFr 30 - SFr 90.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino is to train which takes 5h 44m and costs SFr 30 - SFr 90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 85 and takes 6h 4m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino is 247 km. It takes approximately 2h 46m to drive from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino.
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  • Distance: 190.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino, Italy?

You can take a train from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino via Milano Centrale, Rapallo, Rapallo F.S., S.Margherita - Hotel Lido, S. Margherita F.S. capolinea linea 82, and Chiesa Divo Martino in around 5h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino via Como Grandate, Milan, and Genoa in around 6h 4m.

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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €50
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 Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €22
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€40 - €60
Trenitalia

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 Milano Centrale to Rapallo
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€21 - €23
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como Grandate to Milan
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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