There are 8 ways to get from Lugano to Vienna by plane, train, bus, night train, night 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Vienna (VIE) MXP - VIE

$107 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Bergamo, Bergamo 401 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Bergamo, Bergamo to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N468

$60 - $100

6 alternative options

Fly from Lugano  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Vienna (VIE) LUG - VIE

$103 - $460

Train to Zurich, fly  •  6 h 12 min

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

$136 - $379

Train  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj

$170 - $306

Bus  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan 421 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Wien Erdbergstraße

$64 - $92

Train, night train  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the night train from Milano Centrale to Wien Hbf Nj

$102 - $190

Drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Vienna 527.3 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 15 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Vienna is to fly which costs SFr 100 - SFr 260 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lugano to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Wien Erdbergstraße via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Vienna. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Wien Hbf via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 59 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Vienna is 612 km. The road distance is 843.8 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Vienna without a car is to train which takes 10 h 59 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Lugano to Vienna, including transfers.

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Lugano to Vienna bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lugano station.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 382.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria?

Ethiopian Airlines, Wizz Air and four other airlines fly from Lugano to Vienna every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Vienna via Zürich HB in around 10 h 59 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Lugano to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Vienna via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lugano to Vienna via Zurich, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lugano to Vienna via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Milano Centrale to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
12 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lugano to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lugano to Bergamo, Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Bergamo, Bergamo to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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