There are 5 ways to get from Milan to Lugano by train, bus, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$26 - $28

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Lugano 49.1 miles

$6

3 alternative options

Bus Malpensa Express Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano Central station to Milan Malpensa Airport Malpensa Airport Bus
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 2 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...

Bus Eurolines IT  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$23 - $31

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Lugano 49.2 miles

$10 - $15

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lugano is to rideshare which costs 5€ and takes 1 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Lugano is to drive which costs 8€ - 13€ and takes 57 min.

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The distance between Milan and Lugano is 63 km. The road distance is 78.6 km.

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The train from Milano Centrale to Lugano takes 1 h 7 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan station to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Milano Central station and arriving at Lugano, Piazzale Besso via Milan Airport Malpensa 2. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Lugano. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 7 min.

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What companies run services between Milan, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Milan to Lugano every 2 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $28 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan to Lugano via Milan Malpensa Airport and Milan Airport Malpensa 2 in around 2 h 25 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$39
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milano Central station to Milan Malpensa Airport
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Airport T2
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$6
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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