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

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Train via Milano Centrale  •  4 h 24 min

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

$73 - $100

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Sion to Domodossola Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART Express / ...

$59 - $104

2 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 28 min

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

$98 - $126

Drive  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Sion to Lugano 142.3 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Sion to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sion to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 29 - SFr 45 and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sion to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Sion and arriving at Lugano - P&R Fornaci via Lainate - Villoresi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sion to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Sion and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 24 min.

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The distance between Sion and Lugano is 126 km. The road distance is 227.7 km.

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The best way to get from Sion to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Sion to Lugano, including transfers.

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Sion to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Sion station.

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

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The best way to get from Sion to Lugano is to train which takes 4 h 24 min and costs SFr 70 - SFr 100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 95 - SFr 130 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Sion to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 78.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Sion to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 4 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sion to Lugano via Lainate - Villoresi in around 5 h 28 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 Sion to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Sion to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
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
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 Sion to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 Sion to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Sion to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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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Sion to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Lugano - P&R Fornaci station.

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Sion to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sion to Lugano is 228 km. It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to drive from Sion to Lugano.

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