There are 5 ways to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Linate Airport to Milan Centrale Airport Linate - Milano
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 33 - SFr 61

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Train  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the train from Milano Forlanini to Seregno S9
  2. Take the train from Seregno to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 27 - SFr 51

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Bus  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan K332 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 Parking 5 to Lugano Piazzale Besso Malpensa airport terminal 1 - Arbedo-Castione Via Stazione / ...

Drive  •  1h 2m

  1. Drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano 85.9 km

SFr 11 - SFr 16

Towncar  •  1h 2m

  1. Take a town car from Milan Linate Airport to Lugano 85.9 km

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is to drive which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 1h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is to drive which costs 10€ - 15€ and takes 1h 2m.

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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 Piazzale Besso via Milan, Milan and Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 Parking 5. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 22m.

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The distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) and Lugano is 66 km. The road distance is 85.9 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 1h 52m and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 1h 52m 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 FlixBus, depart from Milan, Milan station.

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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs 25€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 22m.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano bus services, operated by Giosy Tours, arrive at Lugano Piazzale Besso station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is 86 km. It takes approximately 1h 2m to drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano.

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Map of how to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 65.8 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

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

You can take a train from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano via forlanini, Milano Forlanini, and Seregno in around 2h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano via Milan, Milan and Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 Parking 5 in around 3h 22m.

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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Seregno to Lugano
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Linate Airport to Milan Centrale
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Autostradale
Bus from Milan Centrale to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Website
Autostradale
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Centrale Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Giosy Tours
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 Parking 5 to Lugano Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
giosytours.ch
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Milan Linate Airport to Lugano

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