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There are 12 ways to get from Schwetzingen to Lugano by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 50m

  1. Take the train from Schwetzingen to Karlsruhe Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

SFr 120 - SFr 240

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Bus  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Luzern N33
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani RegioJet

SFr 40 - SFr 64

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Train via Zürich  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Schwetzingen to Karlsruhe Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

SFr 127 - SFr 220

Train, night train  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Schwetzingen to Karlsruhe Hbf Rb / ...
  2. Take the night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zuerich Hb Nj
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

SFr 98 - SFr 170

Drive  •  4h 58m

  1. Drive from Schwetzingen to Lugano 320.6 miles

SFr 65 - SFr 100

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

SFr 156 - SFr 404

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 144 - SFr 359

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 138 - SFr 390

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) STR - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 115 - SFr 282

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Lugano  •  6h 28m

  1. Take the train from Schwetzingen to Karlsruhe Hbf
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
  4. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

SFr 135 - SFr 373

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  6h 58m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) FRA - BGY
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 93 - SFr 327

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) STR - BGY
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 212 - SFr 740

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The cheapest way to get from Schwetzingen to Lugano is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Schwetzingen to Lugano is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Schwetzingen to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Schwetzingen and arriving at Lugano via Karlsruhe Hbf and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 50m.

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The distance between Schwetzingen and Lugano is 376 km. The road distance is 512.9 km.

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The best way to get from Schwetzingen to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 6h 50m and costs 100€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 6h 50m to get from Schwetzingen to Lugano, including transfers.

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Schwetzingen to Lugano train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Schwetzingen station.

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The best way to get from Schwetzingen to Lugano is to train which takes 6h 50m and costs 100€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 35m.

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

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Map of how to get from Schwetzingen to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 235 miles
  • Duration: 6h 50m

What companies run services between Schwetzingen, Germany and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Schwetzingen to Lugano via Karlsruhe Hbf, Basel Sbb, and Basel SBB in around 6h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Schwetzingen to Lugano via Mannheim Hbf, Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB, Luzern, and Lucerne, Inseli Park in around 11h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 650
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 650
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 270
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 490 - SFr 1500
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 1000 - SFr 2400
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 310
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 340
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 210
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Schwetzingen to Karlsruhe Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 55
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
SFr 23 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
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 Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
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 Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 30
Website
trenitalia.com
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Karlsruhe Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 35
Schedules at
nightjet.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
44m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 31
1st Class
SFr 44 - SFr 47
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 22 - SFr 27
1st Class
SFr 40 - SFr 41
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Luzern
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Lucerne, Inseli Park to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Schwetzingen to Lugano is 513 km. It takes approximately 4h 58m to drive from Schwetzingen to Lugano.

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