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There are 10 ways to get from Prague to Lugano by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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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Fly to Milan Malpensa  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) PRG - MXP

$56 - $232

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Bus Eurolines CZ  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Lugano

$40 - $65

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Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Zurich (ZRH) PRG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$132 - $361

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) PRG - BGY
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$61 - $212

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Milan Linate (LIN) PRG - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$105 - $314

Fly to Basel, train  •  8 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Prague (PRG) to Basel (BSL) PRG - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano

$140 - $407

Train  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to München ZOB (Hackerbrücke)
  2. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$184 - $320

Bus FlixBus  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Prague, Prague Main station to Munich, Munich central bus station 083 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lugano 076

$46 - $80

Night train, train  •  17 h 33 min

  1. Take the night train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB En
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$55 - $110

Drive  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Prague to Lugano 513.1 miles

$100 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Prague to Lugano is to bus which costs 950 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 11 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Prague to Lugano is to fly which costs 1 200 Kč - 5 500 Kč and takes 6 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Praha ÚAN Florenc and arriving at Lugano. Services depart twice a week, and operate Wednesday and Friday. The journey takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Prague to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) and arriving at Lugano via München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 42 min.

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The distance between Prague and Lugano is 608 km. The road distance is 820.9 km.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 30 min and costs 950 Kč - 1 400 Kč.

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It takes approximately 6 h 15 min to get from Prague to Lugano, including transfers.

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

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Prague to Lugano train services, operated by Czech Railways (ČD), depart from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) station.

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The best way to get from Prague to Lugano is to fly which takes 6 h 15 min and costs 1 200 Kč - 5 500 Kč. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 950 Kč - 1 400 Kč and takes 11 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs 4 100 Kč - 7 500 Kč and takes 12 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Prague to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 380.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 15 min

What companies run services between Prague, Czech Republic and Lugano, Switzerland?

CSA, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Prague to Lugano every 2 hours. Alternatively, Eurolines CZ operates a bus from Prague to Lugano twice a week. Tickets cost $40 - $65 and the journey takes 11 h 30 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Prague to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Prague to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Prague to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $480
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $410
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $280
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Prague to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Sichuan Airlines
Website
ch.com
Flights from Prague to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Prague to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
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 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $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
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 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
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Czech Railways (ČD)
Phone
+420 221 111 122
Email
info@cd.cz
Website
cd.cz
Train from Praha hl.n. (Autobusová St. Wilsonova) to München ZOB (Hackerbrücke)
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
cd.cz
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
EuroNight
Website
cd.cz
Night train from Praha hl.n. to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
14 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
cd.cz
Bus operators
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Praha ÚAN Florenc to Lugano
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
elines.cz
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 Prague, Prague Main station to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lugano
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva Stredni Cechy
Website
arriva-strednicechy.cz
Bus from Praha hl. n. to München
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $24
Schedules at
arriva.cz

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The quickest flight from Prague Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Prague to Lugano is 821 km. It takes approximately 7 h 48 min to drive from Prague to Lugano.

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CSA, Austrian Airlines, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Prague Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Book your Prague to Lugano bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 3607+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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