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There are 8 ways to get from Lugano to Vienna by plane, train, bus, night train 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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Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 59 min

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

$107 - $254

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Bus  •  15 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo 401 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg N468

$60 - $100

6 alternative options

Fly from Lugano  •  6 h 5 min

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

$103 - $460

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 1 min

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

$143 - $378

Train  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf Rj

$170 - $305

Bus Eurolines IT  •  15 h 15 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

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The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Vienna is to bus which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 15 h 15 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 59 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 15 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 11 h 45 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 11 h 45 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 310.

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It takes approximately 4 h 59 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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Lugano to Vienna 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 Vienna is to fly which takes 4 h 59 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 260. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 160 - SFr 310 and takes 11 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs SFr 60 - SFr 95 and takes 15 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Lugano to Vienna.
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  • Distance: 382.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 59 min

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

Level, Wizz Air and three other airlines fly from Lugano to Vienna hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Lugano to Vienna via Zürich HB in around 11 h 45 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Lugano to Vienna via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Zurich to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Vienna via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Lugano to Vienna via Zurich, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 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 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Zurich to Vienna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Vienna
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
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
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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 - $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 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 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

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
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

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.

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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 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lugano to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Vienna, Vienna Erdberg
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Vienna Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Lugano to Vienna bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Wien Erdbergstraße station.

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Lugano to Vienna train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Wien Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Vienna is 844 km. It takes approximately 8 h 34 min to drive from Lugano to Vienna.

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Wizz Air, Level, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Vienna Airport.

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Book your Lugano to Vienna train tickets online with Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 2110+ hotels available in Vienna. Prices start at $63 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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