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

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Train  •  7 h 43 min

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

$188 - $278

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Train to Beauvais, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Nord to Gare de Beauvais-Gare-SNCF
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BVA - BGY
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso

$49 - $197

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Bus  •  15 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Lugano 421 / ...

$56 - $92

Night train, train  •  13 h 11 min

  1. Take the night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale En
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$114 - $163

Drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lugano 527.1 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ORY - MXP

$56 - $201

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CDG - MXP

$63 - $183

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 51 min

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

$63 - $261

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 14 min

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

$60 - $223

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  7 h 43 min

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

$138 - $393

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Ticino is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 7 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Ticino is to fly which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Ticino. However, there are services departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Lugano, Ponte Madonnetta via Milan, Milan and Lugano, Resega. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Ticino. 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 7 h 43 min.

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The distance between Paris and Ticino is 556 km. The road distance is 843.4 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Ticino without a car is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs 160€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from Paris to Ticino, including transfers.

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

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Paris to Ticino 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 Ticino is to train which takes 7 h 43 min and costs 160€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 15 h 3 min, you could also fly, which costs 45€ - 180€ and takes 5 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Ticino.
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  • Distance: 347.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 43 min

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

You can take a train from Paris to Lugano via Mulhouse Ville and Basel SBB in around 7 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Lugano via Milan, Milan, Lugano, and Lugano, Resega in around 15 h 3 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,900
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,900
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $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
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$26 - $28
First
$38
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Paris-Nord to Gare de Beauvais-Gare-SNCF
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$18 - $26
1st Class
$23 - $35
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 Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$6 - $17
First
$9 - $21
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
elines.cz

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Ticino is 843 km. It takes approximately 8 h 6 min to drive from Paris to Ticino.

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Vueling Airlines, Air France, Hop! and Aigle Azur offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 672+ hotels available in Ticino. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 9€.

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