There are 8 ways to get from Positano to Lugano by train, bus, car, ferry 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  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 97 - SFr 276

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  17h 46m

  1. Take the train from Sorrento to Via Gianturco 1
  2. Take the bus from Caserta to Lugano

SFr 75 - SFr 107

6 alternative options

Bus  •  11h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Castel San Giorgio to Lugano

SFr 124 - SFr 166

Drive  •  8h 46m

  1. Drive from Positano to Lugano 902.9 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

Ferry, train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  7h 3m

  1. Take the ferry from Positano to Sorrento
  2. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) NAP - MXP
  4. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 89 - SFr 277

Ferry, train, fly to Milan Bergamo  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the ferry from Positano to Sorrento
  2. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) NAP - BGY
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 76 - SFr 305

Ferry, train, fly to Verona  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the ferry from Positano to Sorrento
  2. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Verona (VRN) NAP - VRN
  4. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 97 - SFr 521

Ferry, train, fly to Genoa  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the ferry from Positano to Sorrento
  2. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Genoa (GOA) NAP - GOA
  4. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 97 - SFr 336

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Positano to Lugano is to train and bus which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 17h 46m.

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The quickest way to get from Positano to Lugano is to ferry and train and fly which costs 80€ - 260€ and takes 7h 3m.

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The distance between Positano and Lugano is 747 km. The road distance is 902.9 km.

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The best way to get from Positano to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 7h 33m and costs 85€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 7h 33m to get from Positano to Lugano, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Positano to Lugano is to train which takes 7h 33m and costs 85€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 11h 52m.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Positano to Lugano is 903 km. It takes approximately 8h 46m to drive from Positano to Lugano.

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Meridiana, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Naples Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 4503+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 76 per night.

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Map of how to get from Positano to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 746.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 33m

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

You can take a train from Positano to Lugano via Castellammare di Stabia, Napoli P. Garibaldi, Napoli Centrale, and Milano Centrale in around 7h 33m. Alternatively, Autolinee Gambioli operates a bus from Positano to Lugano once a week. Tickets cost SFr 60 - SFr 90 and the journey takes 10h 50m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 1100
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 1100
Flights from Naples to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 360
Flights from Naples to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 550
Flights from Naples to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 370
Flights from Naples to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 280
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Naples to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 550
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 170
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Base Standard
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Base Premium
SFr 120 - SFr 170
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Website
Italo Treno
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 Napoli Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 120
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
SFr 26 - SFr 35
Base 2nd Class
SFr 70 - SFr 90
Base 1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 115
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 33
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 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)
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
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
EAV
Phone
+39 800 211 388
Email
b@eavsrl.it
Website
eavsrl.it
Train from Sorrento to Via Gianturco
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 4
Website
EAV
Train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 4
Website
EAV
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 21
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 28
Website
Thello
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Castel San Giorgio to Lugano
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Caserta to Lugano
Ave. Duration
12h 57m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 95
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators
Alilauro S.p.A.
Alicost
Phone
+39.089.87.14.83
Email
alicostspa@alicost.com
Website
alicost.it
Ferry from Positano to Sorrento
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 12
Website
Alicost

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