There are 10 ways to get from Poitiers to Lugano 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 via Paris  •  9h 39m

  1. Take the train from Poitiers to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb Tgv
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Ec / ...

SFr 222 - SFr 330

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Bus  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Poitiers to Metz
  2. Take the bus from Metz to Luzern
  3. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano 437 / ...

SFr 69 - SFr 84

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Train  •  9h 56m

  1. Take the train from Poitiers to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

SFr 232 - SFr 365

Bus, night train, train  •  19h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Poitiers to Paris South - Massy-Palaiseau
  2. Take the night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale En
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 144 - SFr 210

Drive  •  9h 53m

  1. Drive from Poitiers to Lugano 1050.6 km

SFr 130 - SFr 210

Fly Poitiers to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 53m

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

SFr 104 - SFr 393

Drive to Nantes, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Drive from Poitiers to Nantes
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) NTE - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 106 - SFr 370

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the train from Poitiers to Bordeaux St Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BOD - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 127 - SFr 317

Fly Poitiers to Lyon, train  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Poitiers (PIS) to Lyon (LYS) PIS - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 198 - SFr 674

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 34m

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

SFr 144 - SFr 328

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The cheapest way to get from Poitiers to Lugano is to bus which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 18h.

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The quickest way to get from Poitiers to Lugano is to drive and fly and train which costs 95€ - 340€ and takes 5h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Poitiers to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Poitiers and arriving at Lugano via Metz and Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h.

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No, there is no direct train from Poitiers to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Poitiers and arriving at Lugano via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Gare De Lyon and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 39m.

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The distance between Poitiers and Lugano is 665 km. The road distance is 1050.6 km.

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The best way to get from Poitiers to Lugano without a car is to train via Paris which takes 9h 39m and costs 200€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 9h 39m to get from Poitiers to Lugano, including transfers.

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

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Poitiers to Lugano train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Poitiers station.

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The best way to get from Poitiers to Lugano is to train via Paris which takes 9h 39m and costs 200€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 18h.

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  • Distance: 665.5 km
  • Duration: 9h 39m

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

You can take a train from Poitiers to Lugano via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Paris Gare De Lyon, Zuerich Hb, and Zürich HB in around 9h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Poitiers to Lugano via Metz and Luzern in around 18h.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 460
Flights from Nantes to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 460
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 390
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nantes to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 380
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Poitiers to Milan Malpensa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 330
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 390
Chalair Aviation
Website
chalair.eu
Flights from Poitiers to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 340 - SFr 600
Train operators
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Poitiers to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 80
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 65 - SFr 80
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 100 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 140
Train from Poitiers to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 120 - SFr 150
1st Class
SFr 140 - SFr 170
Train from Poitiers to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 65
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 65
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 65
Train from Lyon-Saint Exupery Tgv to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 70
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 75
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 Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
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 Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 39 - SFr 41
Train from Poitiers to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 70
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 50
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 70
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 130
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 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
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
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
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 34
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 Poitiers to Metz
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Metz to Luzern
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Poitiers to Paris South - Massy-Palaiseau
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
Blablabus

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There is no direct flight from Poitiers Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport. The quickest flight takes 5h 50m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Poitiers to Lugano is 1051 km. It takes approximately 9h 53m to drive from Poitiers to Lugano.

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Ryanair offers flights from Poitiers Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Book your Poitiers to Lugano bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 4535+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 77 per night.

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