There are 3 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  55 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

$20 - $28

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Train  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale R28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$32 - $43

Drive  •  55 min

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano 42.7 miles

$8 - $13

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano is to drive which costs 7€ - 12€ and takes 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano is to bus which costs 18€ - 24€ and takes 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 and arriving at Lugano, Piazzale Besso. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Lugano is 47 km. The road distance is 68.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 55 min and costs 18€ - 24€.

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The bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso takes 55 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano bus services, operated by Malpensa Express Bus, depart from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 station.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 station.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano is to bus which takes 55 min and costs 18€ - 24€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 29.2 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

Malpensa Express Bus operates a bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano every 2 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $28 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 2 h 43 min.

Train operators
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
$20 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano bus services, operated by Malpensa Express Bus, arrive at Lugano, Piazzale Besso station.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano is 68 km. It takes approximately 55 min to drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano.

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The nearest airport to Lugano is Lugano (LUG) Airport which is 4.3 km away. Other nearby airports include Milan Malpensa (MXP) (46.7 km), Milan Linate (LIN) (65.8 km), Milan Bergamo (BGY) (69 km) and Zurich (ZRH) (163 km).

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