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There are 4 ways to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Linate Airport to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia Autostradale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$29 - $32

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 Autostradale
  2. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan to Lugano 470

$13 - $21

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 3m

  1. Drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano 53.6 miles

$11 - $17

Towncar  •  1h 3m

  1. Take a town car from Milan Linate Airport to Lugano 53.6 miles

$35 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is to drive which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 1h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is to drive which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 1h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Milan Linate Airport and arriving at Lugano via Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia and Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 37m.

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The distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Lugano is 66 km. The road distance is 85.8 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 30m and costs 24€ - 28€.

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It takes approximately 2h 30m to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano, including transfers.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano bus services, operated by Autostradale, depart from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia station.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is 86 km. It takes approximately 1h 3m to drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano.

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There are 3807+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 41.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 30m

What companies run services between Milan Linate Airport (LIN), Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano via Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia, Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2, and Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan in around 3h 37m.

Train operators
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 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$38
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Linate Airport to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
Autostradale
Bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
Autostradale
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 Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Milan Linate Airport to Lugano
Estimated price
$35 - $140

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