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There are 7 ways to get from Luthern to Milan by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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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Train via Lugano

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Lugano
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Milan

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Train

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Milano Centrale

Bus via Como

  1. Take the bus from Lucerne to Como Grandate

Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Lucerne to Milan

Drive

  1. Drive from Luthern to Milan

Train, fly

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)

Luthern to Milan by train

The train journey time between Luthern and Milan is around 3h 43m and covers a distance of around 236 km. This includes an average layover time of around 48 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 59m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano and Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, the Luthern to Milan train service departs from Luzern and arrives in Milano Centrale. Typically 59 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 55m
Layover time:
48 min
Total time:
3h 43m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 59m
Train distance:
236 km
Trains per week:
59
Cheapest price:
€70
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:18
Last train departs at:
22:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Luthern to Milan train schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Luthern to Milan is to bus which costs SFr 8 - SFr 18 and takes 3h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Luthern to Milan is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luthern to Milan. However, there are services departing from Luzern and arriving at via bazzoni, 14 prima di p.za conciliazione via via natta dopo via trenno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luzern and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 32m.

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The distance between Luthern and Milan is 189 km. The road distance is 242.6 km.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Milan without a car is to train via Lugano which takes 3h 19m and costs SFr 28 - SFr 40.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Luthern to Milan, including transfers.

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Luthern to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luzern station.

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Luthern to Milan train services, operated by DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano, depart from Luzern station.

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The best way to get from Luthern to Milan is to train via Lugano which takes 3h 19m and costs SFr 28 - SFr 40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 8 - SFr 18 and takes 3h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Luthern to Milan.
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  • Distance: 189 km
  • Duration: 3h 19m

What companies run services between Luthern, Switzerland and Milan, Italy?

You can take a train from Luthern to Milan via Lugano in around 3h 19m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Luzern to Milan twice daily. Tickets cost €13 - €17 and the journey takes 3h 15m. RegioJet also services this route 3 times a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €2100
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 Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Luzern to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Luzern to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
RegioJet
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Lucerne to Como Grandate
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lucerne to Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Luthern to Milan bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Milan station.

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Luthern to Milan train services, operated by DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano, arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luthern to Milan is 243 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Luthern to Milan.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Luthern and Milan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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