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

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Train, line 20 train, line 10 train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Sierre/Siders to Brig 90 / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Domodossola 6 / ...
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART 1-Y / ...
  4. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco 20
  5. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano 10 / ...

$52 - $118

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h

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

$68 - $100

Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Visp to Lainate - Villoresi
  2. Take the bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Lugano - P&R Fornaci

$111 - $153

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Sierre to Lugano 132.7 miles

$27 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Sierre to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sierre to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sierre to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Sierre/Siders and arriving at Lugano via Brig, Domodossola, Locarno and Giubiasco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Sierre and Lugano is 114 km. The road distance is 212.4 km.

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The best way to get from Sierre to Lugano without a car is to train and line 20 train and line 10 train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to get from Sierre to Lugano, including transfers.

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Sierre to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Sierre/Siders station.

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The best way to get from Sierre to Lugano is to train and line 20 train and line 10 train which takes 4 h 47 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 160 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sierre to Lugano is 212 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Sierre to Lugano.

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Map of how to get from Sierre to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 71.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 47 min

What companies run services between Sierre, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Sierre to Lugano via Brig, Domodossola, Locarno, and Giubiasco in around 4 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sierre to Lugano via Visp, Visp, and Lainate - Villoresi in around 5 h 58 min.

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 Sierre/Siders to Brig
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegionalAlps
Website
regionalps.ch
Train from Sierre/Siders to Brig
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
regionalps.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
bls.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 Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Brig to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
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
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 Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Visp to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Lugano - P&R Fornaci
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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