There are 7 ways to get from Monte Carlo to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Monaco-Monte-Carlo to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$51 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus via Genoa  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa to Milan 492
  3. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$39 - $86

5 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Lugano

$69 - $99

Drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Monte Carlo to Lugano 238.2 miles

$45 - $75

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$120 - $385

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) NCE - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$98 - $304

Fly to Basel, train  •  8 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Basel (BSL) NCE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$120 - $346

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Monte Carlo to Lugano is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Monte Carlo to Lugano is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 52 min.

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The distance between Monte Carlo and Lugano is 280 km. The road distance is 381 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Monte Carlo to Lugano, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Monte Carlo to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Monaco Monte Carlo Casino and arriving at Lugano Stazione via Nice Airport, Nice - Airport, Genoa and Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 37 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Monte Carlo to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Monaco-Monte-Carlo and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 24 min.

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What companies run services between Monte Carlo, Monaco and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Monte Carlo to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Monte Carlo to Lugano via Nice Airport, Nice Airport, Nice - Airport, Genoa, Milan, and Milano Lampugnano in around 8 h 37 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Nice to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Nice to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $340
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Monaco-Monte-Carlo to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Monaco Monte Carlo to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Genoa to Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Lugano
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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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