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Bus  •  55 min

  1. 1 / ...

$21 - $28

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Train  •  1 h 47 min

  1. 40

$38 - $67

Drive  •  55 min

  1. 42.7 miles

$8 - $13

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 $21 - $28 and the journey takes 55 min. Alternatively, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano twice daily. Tickets cost $24 - $45 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Lugano is 47 km. The road distance is 68 km.

The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano is to drive which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 55 min.

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

No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 and arriving at Lugano via Mendrisio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 47 min.

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.

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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