There are 8 ways to get from Palma to Lugano by plane, train, car ferry, bus or car

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

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Palma Mallorca (PMI) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) PMI - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 79 - SFr 211

7 alternative options

Fly to Lugano  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Palma Mallorca (PMI) to Lugano (LUG) PMI - LUG

SFr 107 - SFr 411

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h

  1. Fly from Palma Mallorca (PMI) to Zurich (ZRH) PMI - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano

SFr 125 - SFr 463

Car ferry, train via Lyon  •  22h

  1. Take the car ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu Ave
  3. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10

SFr 250 - SFr 580

Car ferry, bus  •  25h 1m

  1. Take the car ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Genoa, Genoa 728
  3. Take the bus from Genoa Marittima to Lugano

SFr 121 - SFr 300

Car ferry, bus, train  •  29h 14m

  1. Take the car ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona/Sants to Milano
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10

SFr 173 - SFr 387

Car ferry, train  •  33h 14m

  1. Take the car ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona
  2. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Genoa
  3. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec

SFr 145 - SFr 394

Car ferry, drive  •  17h 58m

  1. Take the car ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona
  2. Drive from Barcelona to Lugano

SFr 179 - SFr 397

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palma to Lugano is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 200€ and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Palma to Lugano is to fly and train which costs 70€ - 200€ and takes 5h 55m.

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The distance between Palma and Lugano is 881 km.

The best way to get from Palma to Lugano without a car is to car ferry and train via Lyon which takes 22h and costs 220€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Palma to Lugano, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Palma Mallorca Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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easyJet, Swiss and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Palma Mallorca Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 3764+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Palma to Palma Mallorca Airport is to line 1 bus which takes 13 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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Map of how to get from Palma to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 881.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Palma, Spain and Lugano, Switzerland?

Swiss, Edelweiss Air and three other airlines fly from Palma to Lugano 4 times a day.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 290
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 900
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 490
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Lugano via Geneva, Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 600
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 950
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 390
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Lugano via Dusseldorf, Zurich
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 600
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 500
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 800
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 290
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 950
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 950
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 300
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 260 - SFr 900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 330 - SFr 1400
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Palma Mallorca to Zurich via Madrid
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 650
Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 190
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 150 - SFr 190
TGV inOui
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 22
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 21
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Base 2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 23
Base 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 33
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
SFr 9 - SFr 11
Base 2nd Class
SFr 19 - SFr 23
Base 1st Class
SFr 30 - SFr 33
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 27
Website
Thello
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 35
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 15 - SFr 21
1st Class
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona, Barcelona Nord to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
12h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Genoa Marittima to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 45
Website
ExpressBus
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona/Sants to Milano
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 130
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Phone
+34 (0) 917369957
Website
trasmediterranea.es
Car ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 95
Website
Acciona Trasmediterranea
Seat
SFr 50
Cabin
SFr 96
Balearia
Phone
+34 912 66 02 14
Email
reservas@balearia.com
Website
balearia.com
Car ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 200
Website
Balearia
Cabin
SFr 140 - SFr 200
Seating
SFr 67 - SFr 72
Balearia
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Lobby Bar
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Grandi Navi Veloci

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