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There are 6 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano by train, bus, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train, line 50 train  •  2h 3m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Stabio S40 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 train from Stabio to Lugano 50

$20 - $41

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Bus  •  2h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan to Lugano 470

$6 - $19

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Train, line 50 train via Arcisate  •  2h 6m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Arcisate S40 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 train from Arcisate to Lugano 50

$22 - $43

Drive  •  55m

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

$8 - $13

Shuttle  •  1h 20m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) Terminal 1 to Lugano Piazzale Besso

$24 - $50

Towncar  •  56m

  1. Take a town car from Malpensa Aeroporto to Lugano 42.8 miles

$35 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano is to bus which costs 5€ - 17€ and takes 2h 20m.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Milano Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 and arriving at Lugano via Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 20m.

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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 Stabio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 3m.

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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 train and line 50 train which takes 2h 3m and costs 17€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 2h 3m to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano, including transfers.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan Malpensa Airport, Milan 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 train and line 50 train which takes 2h 3m and costs 17€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 5€ - 17€ and takes 2h 20m.

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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: 2h 3m

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

You can take a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano via Stabio in around 2h 3m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $7 and the journey takes 1h 10m.

Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Stabio
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Arcisate
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
Trenord
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Stabio
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Stabio to Lugano
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Arcisate
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arcisate to Lugano
Ave. Duration
41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Shuttle from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) Terminal 1 to Lugano Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Malpensa Aeroporto to Lugano
Estimated price
$35 - $140

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

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), 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 55m to drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano.

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