There are 5 ways to get from Nice 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 40 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$53 - $93

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  8 h 29 min

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

$40 - $53

3 alternative options

Bus Eurolines FR  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Lugano

$65 - $95

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Nice to Lugano 247.7 miles

$50 - $80

Fly, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$130 - $366

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Lugano is to bus which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Lugano is to drive which takes 4 h 1 min and costs 45€ - 70€.

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The distance between Nice and Lugano is 289 km. The road distance is 396 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 40 min to get from Nice to Lugano, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Nice and arriving at Lugano. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 40 min.

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What companies run services between Nice, France and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Nice to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 6 h 40 min. Alternatively, Eurolines FR operates a bus from Nice to Lugano 3 times a week. Tickets cost $65 - $95 and the journey takes 7 h 29 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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
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
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 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
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
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
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
Ouibus

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