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There are 7 ways to get from Luxembourg to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg to Colmar Tgv
  2. Take the train from Colmar to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano Ec / ...

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Bus via Luthern  •  9h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Luzern N836
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano 1524 / ...

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Bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald to Lugano Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald - Turin C Vittorio / ...

Drive  •  6h 7m

  1. Drive from Luxembourg to Lugano 592 km

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LUX - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 2m

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

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Milan Linate (LIN) LUX - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

Luxembourg to Lugano by train

The train journey time between Luxembourg and Lugano is around 8h 55m and covers a distance of around 600 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 51m. The fastest train normally takes 8h 52m. Services are operated by TGV inOui, SNCF, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and others. Typically 10 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:
6h 4m
Layover time:
2h 51m
Total time:
8h 55m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
8h 52m
Train distance:
600 km
Trains per week:
10
Cheapest price:
SFr 143
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:06
Last train departs at:
10:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Luxembourg to Lugano train schedules

Luxembourg → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Luxembourg

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Luxembourg
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Allowed for: All visitors

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Luxembourg

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Luxembourg
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Switzerland

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Considerations leaving from Luxembourg

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Luxembourg.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lugano is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lugano is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lugano is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Luxembourg from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 15 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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The cheapest way to get from Luxembourg to Lugano is to bus via Luthern which costs €27 - €40 and takes 9h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Luxembourg to Lugano is to fly and train which costs €120 - €300 and takes 5h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald and arriving at Lugano Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 9h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Luxembourg to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Luxembourg and arriving at Lugano via Colmar and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 38m.

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The distance between Luxembourg and Lugano is 453 km. The road distance is 592 km.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 7h 38m and costs €90 - €130.

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It takes approximately 7h 38m to get from Luxembourg to Lugano, including transfers.

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Luxembourg to Lugano bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, depart from Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald station.

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Luxembourg to Lugano train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Luxembourg station.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Lugano is to train which takes 7h 38m and costs €90 - €130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €65 and takes 9h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Luxembourg to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 452.7 km
  • Duration: 7h 38m

What companies run services between Luxembourg and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Luxembourg to Lugano via Colmar and Basel SBB in around 7h 38m. Alternatively, Marino Autolinee operates a bus from Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald to Lugano Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani twice a week. Tickets cost SFr 45 - SFr 70 and the journey takes 9h 20m. FlixBus also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 450
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 290
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 50
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 380
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 1100
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Luxembourg to Colmar
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 70
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 70
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Colmar to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 17
Rail 1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 28
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Bus operators
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Luxembourg P&R Gasperich/Howald to Lugano Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Marino Autolinee
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Lugano
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 14
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 Lugano Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
RegioJet

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

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Luxembourg to Lugano bus services, operated by Marino Autolinee, arrive at Lugano Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani station.

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Luxembourg to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Luxembourg to Lugano is 592 km. It takes approximately 6h 7m to drive from Luxembourg to Lugano.

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easyJet, Lufthansa, Swiss and Luxair offer flights from Luxembourg Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Book your Luxembourg to Lugano bus tickets online with Omio, Distribusion and FlixBus.

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There are 553+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Luxembourg Airport is to line 6 bus which takes 22 min and costs €2.

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