There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Lugano by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train TGV  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec

$110 - $128

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino 726 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Turin, Torino to Lugano 470

$30 - $50

8 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Domodossola Ec
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART 1-Y / ...

$127 - $226

Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
  2. Take the bus from Torino Bolzano to Milan Malpensa Airport 020
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Lugano 310.1 miles

$65 - $100

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 24 min

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

$103 - $245

Fly Lyon to Lugano  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Lugano (LUG) LYS - LUG

$101 - $415

Fly Lyon to Zurich, train  •  6 h 30 min

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

$135 - $347

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$155 - $326

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$138 - $294

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lyon to Lugano via Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Milano Centrale in around 7 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lyon to Lugano via Torino - Porta Susa, Torino Bolzano, Milan Malpensa Airport, and Milan Airport Malpensa 2 in around 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Paris CDG, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Nuremberg, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Brussels, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Nice, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Venice, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Bordeaux, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Rome, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $480
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Nuremberg, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $900
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Brussels, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Lyon to Lugano via Paris CDG, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$60 - $70
1st Class
$90 - $120
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$39
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.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
SNCF
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Geneve
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Torino - Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
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
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin, Torino to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lyon and Lugano is 320 km. The road distance is 496 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Lugano is to bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 9 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Lyon to Lugano is to drive which takes 5 h 3 min and costs 55€ - 85€.

No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Lugano via Torino Porta Susa and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 21 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Lyon - Perrache Bus station and arriving at Lugano, Piazzale Besso via Torino Bolzano and Milan Airport Malpensa 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 21 min to get from Lyon to Lugano, including transfers.