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There are 8 ways to get from Lugano to Zell am See by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB 2 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wörgl Hbf Rj / ...
  3. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See Rex / ...

$130 - $225

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Bus, train  •  13 h

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Munich, Munich central bus station 076
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg 086 / ...
  3. Take the train from Hallein to Zell am See Rex

$47 - $77

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Bus, night train  •  13 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lugano to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo 401 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Orio al Serio Airport to Bolzano
  3. Take the night train from Bolzano/Bozen to Zell am See R

$97 - $152

Drive  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Zell am See 319.5 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Milan Malpensa to Munich, train  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Munich (MUC) MXP - MUC
  2. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  3. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See

$112 - $234

Train to Zurich, fly to Munich, train  •  10 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Munich (MUC) ZRH - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  4. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See

$213 - $508

Fly Lugano to Zurich, train  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Wörgl Hbf
  3. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See

$160 - $381

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly to Munich, train  •  10 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Munich (MUC) BGY - MUC
  3. Take the train from München Hbf to Kufstein
  4. Take the train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See

$165 - $525

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Zell am See is to bus and train which costs SFr 45 - SFr 80 and takes 13 h.

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The quickest way to get from Lugano to Zell am See is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 6 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lugano to Zell am See. However, there are services departing from Lugano and arriving at Zell am See via Zürich HB and Wörgl Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 56 min.

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The distance between Lugano and Zell am See is 327 km. The road distance is 511.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lugano to Zell am See without a car is to train which takes 9 h 56 min and costs SFr 120 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 9 h 56 min to get from Lugano to Zell am See, including transfers.

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Lugano to Zell am See train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lugano station.

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Munich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Lugano to Zell am See train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Zell am See station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lugano to Zell am See is 511 km. It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to drive from Lugano to Zell am See.

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  • Distance: 204.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 56 min

What companies run services between Lugano, Switzerland and Zell am See, Austria?

You can take a train from Lugano to Zell am See via Zürich HB and Wörgl Hbf in around 9 h 56 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Munich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Munich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $200
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 Wörgl Hbf
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $95
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
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wörgl Hbf to Zell am See
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Train from Hallein to Zell am See
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $23
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 Bolzano/Bozen to Zell am See
Ave. Duration
5 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München Hbf to Kufstein
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
bahn.de
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 Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
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

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Air Dolomiti, easyJet, Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Munich Airport.

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There are 2111+ hotels available in Zell am See. Prices start at $77 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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