There are 10 ways to get from Split to Lugano by plane, train, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly to Lugano  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Lugano (LUG) SPU - LUG

SFr 223 - SFr 571

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Bus  •  15h

  1. Take the bus from Split to Lugano

SFr 50 - SFr 80

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Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) SPU - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 110 - SFr 371

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Zurich (ZRH) SPU - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano

SFr 156 - SFr 483

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  8h 28m

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

SFr 176 - SFr 514

Fly to Milan Bergamo, bus, train  •  10h 14m

  1. Fly from Split (SPU) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) SPU - BGY
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Milan, Milan
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 177 - SFr 766

Bus via Bellinzona  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Split to Bellinzona

SFr 63 - SFr 92

Car ferry, train  •  18h 21m

  1. Take the car ferry from Split to Ancona 53
  2. Take the train from Ancona to Milano Centrale Fb / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Ec

SFr 59 - SFr 205

Train  •  19h 33m

  1. Take the train from Split to Zagreb Glavni Kol. Ic
  2. Take the train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  4. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  5. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10

SFr 125 - SFr 316

Drive  •  9h 44m

  1. Drive from Split to Lugano 970.3 km

SFr 120 - SFr 190

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The cheapest way to get from Split to Lugano is to bus which costs 370 kn - 550 kn and takes 15h.

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The quickest way to get from Split to Lugano is to fly and train which costs 700 kn - 2.600 kn and takes 6h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Split and arriving at Lugano. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 15h.

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No, there is no direct train from Split to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Split and arriving at Lugano via Zagreb Glavni Kol., Villach Hbf, Venezia Mestre and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 33m.

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The distance between Split and Lugano is 652 km. The road distance is 970.3 km.

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The best way to get from Split to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 15h and costs 370 kn - 550 kn.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from Split to Lugano, including transfers.

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Split to Lugano bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, depart from Split station.

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Split to Lugano train services, operated by Croatian Railways (HŽPP), depart from Split station.

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The best way to get from Split to Lugano is to fly which takes 7h 30m and costs 1.500 kn - 3.900 kn. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 370 kn - 550 kn and takes 15h, you could also train, which costs 850 kn - 2.200 kn and takes 19h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Split to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 652.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between Split, Croatia and Lugano, Switzerland?

Edelweiss Air, Swiss and six other airlines fly from Split to Lugano every 4 hours. Alternatively, Croatia Bus International operates a bus from Split to Lugano 4 times a week. Tickets cost SFr 50 - SFr 80 and the journey takes 15h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Split to Milan Bergamo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 220
Flights from Split to Milan Bergamo via Katowice
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 260
Flights from Split to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 550
Flights from Split to Milan Bergamo via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 480
Flights from Split to Milan Bergamo via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
Flights from Split to Milan Bergamo via Manchester
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 600
Flights from Split to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 490
Flights from Split to Milan Bergamo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Split to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 600
Flights from Split to Lugano via Stuttgart, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 380
Flights from Split to Lugano via Geneva, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 360
Flights from Split to Lugano via Zagreb, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 490
Flights from Split to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 700
Flights from Split to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 650
Flights from Split to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 800
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Split to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 440 - SFr 1300
Flights from Split to Milan Linate via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 440 - SFr 1300
Flights from Split to Milan Linate via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 900
Flights from Split to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Split to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 410
Flights from Split to Lugano via Stuttgart, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 380
Flights from Split to Lugano via Geneva, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 360
Flights from Split to Lugano via Zagreb, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 490
Flights from Split to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 1000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Split to Lugano via Vienna, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 650
Flights from Split to Lugano via Zagreb, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 490
Flights from Split to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 1100
Croatia Airlines
Website
croatiaairlines.com
Flights from Split to Milan Malpensa via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 400 - SFr 900
Flights from Split to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 650
Flights from Split to Zurich via Zagreb
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Split to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 260
Flights from Split to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 370 - SFr 1400
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Split to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 280 - SFr 1400
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
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)
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 30 - SFr 50
Base Standard
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Base Premium
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Base Standard
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
SFr 16 - SFr 20
Base 2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Base 1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 70
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 Ancona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 55 - SFr 60
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Phone
+385 1 3782 583
Email
informacije@hzpp.hr
Website
hzpp.hr
Train from Split to Zagreb Glavni Kol.
Ave. Duration
6h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
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Croatia Rail Pass
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Website
Croatian Railways (HŽPP)
Book at
Croatia Rail Pass
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Train from Zagreb Glavni Kol. to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 28
Website
Nightjet
Railjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villach Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Website
Railjet
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 Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Bergamo Airport Bus Station to Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 6
Schedules at
terravision.eu
Croatia Bus International
Arriva d.o.o.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Split to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
15h 4m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Schedules at
arriva.com.hr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Split to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from Split Airport to Lugano Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Split to Lugano bus services, operated by Croatia Bus International, arrive at Lugano station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Split to Lugano is 970 km. It takes approximately 9h 44m to drive from Split to Lugano.

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Edelweiss Air, Eurowings, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Split Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 3896+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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The best way to get from Split to Split Airport is to line 37 bus which takes 40 min and costs 18 kn.

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