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There are 3 ways to get from St. Moritz to Lugano by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Moritz, Bahnhof to Cassarate, Lago 631

$55 - $80

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Train  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from St. Moritz to Chur 7-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Chur to Zürich HB 3 / ...
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$122 - $225

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from St. Moritz to Lugano 81.6 miles

$17 - $25

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The cheapest way to get from St. Moritz to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 25 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from St. Moritz to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 25 and takes 2 h 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St. Moritz, Bahnhof and arriving at Cassarate, Lago. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from St. Moritz to Lugano. However, there are services departing from St. Moritz and arriving at Lugano via Chur and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 11 min.

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The distance between St. Moritz and Lugano is 87 km. The road distance is 130.5 km.

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The best way to get from St. Moritz to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 42 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 80.

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The bus from St. Moritz, Bahnhof to Cassarate, Lago takes 3 h 42 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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St. Moritz to Lugano bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from St. Moritz, Bahnhof station.

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St. Moritz to Lugano train services, operated by Rhätische Bahn, depart from St. Moritz station.

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The best way to get from St. Moritz to Lugano is to bus which takes 3 h 42 min and costs SFr 55 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs SFr 120 - SFr 230 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from St. Moritz to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 54.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 42 min

What companies run services between St. Moritz, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from St. Moritz to Lugano 3 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from St. Moritz to Lugano via Chur and Zürich HB in around 7 h 11 min.

Train operators
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from St. Moritz to Chur
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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rhb.ch
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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from St. Moritz to Chur
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chur to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from St. Moritz, Bahnhof to Cassarate, Lago
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between St. Moritz to Lugano is 131 km. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from St. Moritz to Lugano.

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There are 3305+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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