There are 6 ways to get from Lugano to Canton of St. Gallen by train, bus, car or plane

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 3 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to St. Gallen 1-Y

Cheapest option

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Sud to St. Gallen

$24

4 alternative options

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to St. Gallen St. Fiden, Bahnhof

$26 - $38

Drive  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Sankt Gallen 161.8 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Lugano, train  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Rapperswil

$97 - $281

Fly from Milan Malpensa, train  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Rapperswil

$116 - $345

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Canton of St. Gallen is to bus which costs SFr 24 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Canton of St. Gallen is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Canton of St. Gallen is 131 km. The road distance is 258.9 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to get from Lugano to Canton of St. Gallen, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano Sud and arriving at St. Gallen. Services depart twice a week, and operate Tuesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Canton of St. Gallen. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at St. Gallen via Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lugano to Sankt Gallen via Arth-Goldau in around 4 h 3 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Gambioli operates a bus from Lugano to Sankt Gallen once a week. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Rapperswil
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Lugano to St. Gallen St. Fiden, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Lugano Sud to St. Gallen
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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