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There are 7 ways to get from Lugano to Venice by bus, train, 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.

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Bus Domo Reisen  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Venezia

$55 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Como to Venice, Venice 417

$34 - $64

5 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Fr / ...

$49 - $105

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Venezia S.Lucia Ec

$55 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Venice 212.7 miles

$50 - $75

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Venice (VCE) MXP - VCE

$125 - $305

Fly from Lugano  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Venice (VCE) LUG - VCE

$96 - $421

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Venice is to bus which costs SFr 30 - SFr 65 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Venice is to drive which costs SFr 50 - SFr 75 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano - P&R Fornaci and arriving at Venezia. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lugano and arriving at Venezia S.Lucia. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Venice is 269 km. The road distance is 340.2 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Venice without a car is to bus which takes 4 h and costs SFr 55 - SFr 75.

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The bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Venezia takes 4 h including transfers and departs twice a week.

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Lugano to Venice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lugano - P&R Fornaci station.

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Lugano to Venice 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 Venice is to bus which takes 4 h and costs SFr 55 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 45 - SFr 110 and takes 4 h 8 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 310 and takes 5 h 37 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Venice.
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  • Distance: 168.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Venice, Italy?

Domo Reisen operates a bus from Lugano to Venice twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 4 h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Venice via Milano Centrale in around 4 h 8 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $360
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $380
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Lugano to Venice via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Lugano to Venice via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Lugano to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lugano - P&R Fornaci to Venezia
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Lugano to Venice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Venezia station.

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Lugano to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S.Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Venice is 340 km. It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to drive from Lugano to Venice.

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Eurowings, Hop!, Luxair and seven other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 4043+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Milan Malpensa Airport is to shuttle which takes 1 h 5 min and costs SFr 24 - SFr 35.

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