There are 10 ways to get from Paris to Ticino by train, bus, night train, 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.

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Train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$180 - $241

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Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 36 min

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

$56 - $202

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Train via Mulhouse Ville  •  7 h 49 min

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

$189 - $280

Bus  •  14 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$73 - $114

Night train, train  •  12 h 58 min

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

$141 - $189

Drive  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lugano 527.1 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 31 min

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

$64 - $262

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa  •  5 h 53 min

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

$63 - $184

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$61 - $224

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

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

$131 - $399

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Ticino is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Ticino is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 31 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 Stazione via Milano Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 19 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 Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 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 6 h 55 min and costs 150€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 55 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 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 6 h 55 min and costs 150€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 14 h 19 min, you could also fly, which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Ticino.
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  • Distance: 347.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 55 min

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

You can take a train from Paris to Lugano via Zürich HB in around 6 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Lugano via Milan, Milan and Milano Lampugnano in around 14 h 19 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
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
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$120 - $140
1st Class
$160 - $230
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 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
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
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.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
$25 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
thello.com
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
$8 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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.

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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
12 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Paris to Ticino bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Lugano Stazione 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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easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 757+ hotels available in Ticino. Prices start at $83 USD per night.

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

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