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There are 4 ways to get from Parma to Lugano by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Parma to Milano Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$35 - $61

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Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Parma to Milan, Milan 518 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Lugano 421 / ...

$12 - $19

2 alternative options

Night bus  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the night bus from Parma A1 to Lugano Süd

$29 - $39

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Parma to Lugano 129.4 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Parma to Lugano is to bus which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Parma to Lugano is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Parma to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Parma and arriving at Lugano via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Parma to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Parma and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Parma and Lugano is 172 km. The road distance is 207.1 km.

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The best way to get from Parma to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 30€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to get from Parma to Lugano, including transfers.

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

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Parma to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Parma station.

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The best way to get from Parma to Lugano is to train which takes 3 h 42 min and costs 30€ - 55€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 10€ - 17€ and takes 4 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Parma to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 107.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between Parma, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Parma to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Parma to Lugano via Milan, Milan in around 4 h 55 min.

Train operators
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 Parma to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$17 - $21
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
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
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 Parma to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
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
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Night bus from Parma A1 to Lugano Süd
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com

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

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Parma to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Parma to Lugano is 207 km. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Parma to Lugano.

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