There are 3 ways to get from Lugano to Swiss Alps 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.

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Train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Airolo 61-Y / ...

$41 - $71

Cheapest option

Line 2 bus, bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the line 2 bus from Lugano, Piazzale Besso to Castione 2 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione 191

$30 - $44

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Swiss Alps 64 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Swiss Alps is to drive which costs SFr 13 - SFr 20 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Swiss Alps is 68 km. The road distance is 102.4 km.

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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Lugano to Swiss Alps, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Swiss Alps. However, there are services departing from Lugano, Piazzale Besso and arriving at Gotthard Passhöhe via Castione, Stazione and Airolo, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 3 min.

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What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Swiss Alps, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lugano to Swiss Alps every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lugano to Swiss Alps via Castione, Castione, Stazione, and Airolo, Stazione in around 4 h 3 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Airolo
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Lugano, Piazzale Besso to Castione
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Castione, Stazione to Airolo, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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