There are 5 ways to get from Sondrio to Lugano by train, bus or car

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Train via Monza  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the train from Sondrio to Monza Re_8
  2. Take the train from Monza to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 35 - SFr 61

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Bus  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Sondrio to Chiavenna A1
  2. Take the bus from Chiavenna, Stazione to Cassarate, Lago 631

SFr 9 - SFr 12

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the train from Sondrio to Monza Re_8
  2. Take the train from Monza to Lugano Ec

SFr 33 - SFr 81

Train, bus  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Sondrio to Lecco R13 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lecco Stazione to Como Piazza del Popolo Lc-Le / ...

SFr 26 - SFr 44

Drive  •  1h 48m

  1. Drive from Sondrio to Lugano 99.3 km

SFr 14 - SFr 22

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The cheapest way to get from Sondrio to Lugano is to bus which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 4h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Sondrio to Lugano is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sondrio to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Sondrio and arriving at Cassarate, Lago via Chiavenna, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 22m.

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No, there is no direct train from Sondrio to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Sondrio and arriving at Lugano via Monza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 24m.

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The distance between Sondrio and Lugano is 72 km. The road distance is 99.3 km.

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The best way to get from Sondrio to Lugano without a car is to train via Monza which takes 3h 24m and costs 30€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3h 24m to get from Sondrio to Lugano, including transfers.

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Sondrio to Lugano bus services, operated by Società Trasporti Pubblici di Sondrio S.p.A., depart from Sondrio station.

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Sondrio to Lugano train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Sondrio station.

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The best way to get from Sondrio to Lugano is to train via Monza which takes 3h 24m and costs 30€ - 60€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 4h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Sondrio to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 72.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 24m

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

You can take a train from Sondrio to Lugano via Monza and Monza in around 3h 24m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sondrio to Lugano via Chiavenna, Stazione in around 4h 22m.

Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Sondrio to Monza
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 12
Website
Trenord
Train from Sondrio to Lecco
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
Trenord
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 Monza to Lugano
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 50
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 Monza to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Bus operators
Lecco Trasporti
Phone
0341.363148
Website
leccotrasporti.it
Bus from Lecco Stazione to Como Piazza del Popolo
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 5
Schedules at
leccotrasporti.it
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Lecco Stazione FS to Como Piazza del Popolo
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 3
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
Società Trasporti Pubblici di Sondrio S.p.A.
Phone
0342 511212
Email
info@stps.it
Website
stps.it
Bus from Sondrio to Chiavenna
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 2
Schedules at
stps.it
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chiavenna, Stazione to Cassarate, Lago
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 10
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Sondrio to Lugano bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Cassarate, Lago station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sondrio to Lugano is 99 km. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Sondrio to Lugano.

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There are 4512+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 76 per night.

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