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

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Bus, train  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Linate Airport to Milan Central Station ATM Air Bus
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$28 - $51

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Monza to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$28 - $51

Bus  •  3 h 6 min

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

Drive  •  1 h 3 min

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

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 1 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is to drive which costs 9€ - 14€ and takes 1 h 3 min.

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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 Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia and Milan Airport Malpensa 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 6 min.

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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 2 h 18 min and costs 23€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 18 min 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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The best way to get from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs 23€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 6 min.

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Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano bus services, operated by Malpensa Express Bus, 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 1 h 3 min 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: 41.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 18 min

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

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan Linate Airport (LIN) to Lugano hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $40 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, 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 Airport Malpensa 2 in around 3 h 6 min.

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
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Monza to Lugano
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Milan Metro
Website
atm-mi.it
Bus from Milan Linate Airport to Milan Central Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
atm.it
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Linate airport to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Schedules at
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
autostradale.it
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

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