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

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$130 - $393

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LUX - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$51 - $221

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Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 4 min

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

$103 - $514

Train  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville Ter
  2. Take the train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

$141 - $239

Bus, train  •  9 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg to Karlsruhe
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lugano Ec

$88 - $127

Bus  •  12 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Milan, Milan N836
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$61 - $93

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Luxembourg to Lugano 376.4 miles

$75 - $120

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The cheapest way to get from Luxembourg to Lugano is to bus which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 12 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Luxembourg to Lugano is to fly and train which costs 110€ - 340€ and takes 5 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Luxembourg to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon and arriving at Lugano Stazione via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Luxembourg to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale and arriving at Lugano via Metz Ville, Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 22 min.

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The distance between Luxembourg and Lugano is 453 km. The road distance is 602.3 km.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 9 h 22 min and costs 120€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Luxembourg to Lugano, including transfers.

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Luxembourg to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon station.

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Luxembourg to Lugano train services, operated by Luxembourg Railways (CFL), depart from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Lugano is to train which takes 9 h 22 min and costs 120€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 12 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Luxembourg to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 283 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Luxembourg and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Luxembourg to Lugano via Metz-Ville, Metz Ville, Strasbourg, and Basel SBB in around 9 h 22 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Luxembourg to Lugano via Milan, Milan and Milano Lampugnano in around 12 h 29 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
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 Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Lugano
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Metz Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luxembourg, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Luxembourg to Lugano bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Lugano Stazione 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 602 km. It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to drive from Luxembourg to Lugano.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Luxembourg Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 3702+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Luxembourg to Luxembourg Airport is to line 16 bus which takes 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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