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There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

SFr 188 - SFr 278

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Bus  •  14h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Lugano 414 / ...

SFr 54 - SFr 92

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Bus via Basel  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Basel
  2. Take the bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Lugano, Via Ciani E03

SFr 176 - SFr 270

Drive  •  8h 7m

  1. Drive from Paris to Lugano 527.1 miles

SFr 110 - SFr 170

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ORY - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 76 - SFr 248

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 12m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CDG - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 82 - SFr 229

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Linate (LIN) ORY - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 89 - SFr 303

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 19m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Linate (LIN) CDG - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 85 - SFr 264

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  6h 43m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano

SFr 143 - SFr 455

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  7h 23m

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

SFr 136 - SFr 401

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lugano is to bus which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 14h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lugano is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Lugano, Via Ciani via Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Lugano via Mulhouse Ville and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 37m.

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The distance between Paris and Lugano is 589 km. The road distance is 843.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 7h 37m and costs 160€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 7h 37m to get from Paris to Lugano, including transfers.

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Paris to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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Paris to Lugano train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lugano is to train which takes 7h 37m and costs 160€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus via Basel, which costs 150€ - 240€ and takes 14h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 368.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 37m

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

You can take a train from Paris to Lugano via Mulhouse Ville and Basel SBB in around 7h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Lugano via Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse in around 14h 7m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 1900
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 600
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 700
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 440
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 200
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 310
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 850
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 300
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 360 - SFr 3700
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 650
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 750
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 430
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 1900
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 440
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 250
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 550
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 95 - SFr 105
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 190
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Basel
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Book at
eurolines.ch
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse to Lugano, Via Ciani
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 200
Website
Swiss PostAuto
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 13
Schedules at
elines.cz
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Website
RegioJet

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Paris to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lugano station.

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Paris to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lugano is 843 km. It takes approximately 8h 7m to drive from Paris to Lugano.

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Alitalia, Air France, Hop! and two other airlines offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4096+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 79 per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 16m and costs 9€.

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