There are 5 ways to get from Lugano to Zürich by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...

$60 - $110

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Bus  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Zurich K188

$22 - $45

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Zürich 131.9 miles

$27 - $40

Fly from Lugano  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH

$86 - $248

Fly from Milan Malpensa  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Zurich (ZRH) MXP - ZRH

$106 - $313

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 22 - SFr 45 and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Zürich is to train which costs SFr 55 - SFr 110 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Zürich is 154 km. The road distance is 211.1 km.

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The train from Lugano to Zürich HB takes 2 h 9 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Lugano and arriving at Zurich. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lugano and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 9 min.

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What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lugano to Zürich every 3 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 9 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lugano to Zürich 4 times a day. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
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
Trenitalia Eurocity
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Lugano Sud to Zürich
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$29
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Lugano to Zürich
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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