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There are 8 ways to get from Lugano to Venice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 10m

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

95€ - 170€

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Bus via Como  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Como to Venice Mestre 417

32€ - 51€

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Train via Milan  •  4h 42m

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

102€ - 187€

Bus  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan to Venice Tronchetto Train Station Bern-Venedig

46€ - 91€

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Lugano to Venice 339.3 km

40€ - 65€

Bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Venice  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Venice (VCE) MXP - VCE

60€ - 261€

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Venice  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Venice (VCE) LIN - VCE

90€ - 283€

Bus to Milan Malpensa, fly to Venice Treviso  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Lugano Piazzale Besso to Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Venice Treviso (TSF) MXP - TSF

77€ - 119€

Lugano to Venice by trains

The train journey time between Lugano and Venice is around 4h 10m and covers a distance of around 341 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 10m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Lugano to Venice train service departs from Lugano and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 10m
Fastest train time:
4h 10m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
95€
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:32
Last train departs at:
12:32

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lugano to Venice train schedules

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Venice is to bus via Como which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 6h 9m.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Venice is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3h 18m.

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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 4h 10m.

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The distance between Lugano and Venice is 269 km. The road distance is 339.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Venice without a car is to train which takes 4h 10m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190.

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The train from Lugano to Venezia S. Lucia takes 4h 10m including transfers and departs once daily.

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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 train which takes 4h 10m and costs SFr 100 - SFr 190. Alternatively, you can bus via Como, which costs SFr 35 - SFr 60 and takes 6h 9m.

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

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Lugano to Venice train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Venezia S. Lucia station.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Venice.
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  • Distance: 269.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lugano to Venezia S. Lucia once daily. Tickets cost 95€ - 170€ and the journey takes 4h 10m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Como to Venice Mestre 4 times a week. Tickets cost 17€ - 21€ and the journey takes 4h 15m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Reggio Calabria, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 340€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 230€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
270€ - 900€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
300€ - 3800€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
24€ - 110€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
24€ - 110€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Brindisi
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
24€ - 110€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice Treviso via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 65€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
210€ - 1200€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
230€ - 3000€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice Treviso via Kyiv Zhuliany
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
28€ - 80€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice Treviso via Olbia
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 80€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice Treviso via Palermo
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 180€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 370€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
180€ - 3100€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
330€ - 650€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
390€ - 650€
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
380€ - 2600€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 230€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
200€ - 650€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
290€ - 600€
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Boryspil
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 170€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
26€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 140€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
22€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
22€ - 30€
Base Standard
40€ - 60€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Venice Mestre
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 21€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan to Venice Tronchetto Train Station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
30€ - 70€
Website
ExpressBus
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

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