There are 5 ways to get from Strasbourg Station to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Basel  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB Strasbourg - Mulhouse - Bâle / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

SFr 106 - SFr 197

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Bus  •  6h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Lugano 497

SFr 23 - SFr 29

3 alternative options

Train  •  7h 19m

  1. Take the train from Offenburg to Lugano Ec

SFr 42 - SFr 62

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Strasbourg Station to Lugano 413.7 km

SFr 55 - SFr 80

Train, fly  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

SFr 115 - SFr 335

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The cheapest way to get from Strasbourg Station to Lugano is to bus which costs 21€ - 26€ and takes 6h 56m.

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The quickest way to get from Strasbourg Station to Lugano is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Lugano. Services depart once daily, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 6h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Strasbourg Station to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Porte de l'Hôpital and arriving at Lugano via Gare de Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 59m.

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The distance between Strasbourg Station and Lugano is 300 km. The road distance is 413.7 km.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg Station to Lugano without a car is to train via Basel which takes 5h 59m and costs 95€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 5h 59m to get from Strasbourg Station to Lugano, including transfers.

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Strasbourg Station to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Strasbourg station.

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Strasbourg Station to Lugano train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Gare de Strasbourg station.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg Station to Lugano is to train via Basel which takes 5h 59m and costs 95€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 26€ and takes 6h 56m.

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  • Distance: 299.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 59m

What companies run services between Strasbourg Station, France and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Strasbourg Station to Lugano via Porte de l'Hôpital, Gare Centrale, Gare de Strasbourg, Gare de Basel-SBB, and Basel SBB in around 5h 59m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Strasbourg Station to Lugano once daily. Tickets cost SFr 23 - SFr 29 and the journey takes 6h 50m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Gare de Strasbourg to Gare de Basel-SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 39 - SFr 41
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Offenburg to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 40
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
SFr 33 - SFr 39
1st Class
SFr 27 - SFr 32
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Strasbourg to Lugano
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Strasbourg Station to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lugano station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Strasbourg Station to Lugano is 414 km. It takes approximately 4h 12m to drive from Strasbourg Station to Lugano.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 4512+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 77 per night.

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