There are 9 ways to get from Strasbourg to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

$110 - $195

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Bus Eurolines CH  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lugano Sud

$49 - $62

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Bus FlixBus  •  13 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Lugano K188

$58 - $112

Drive  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Strasbourg to Lugano 259.7 miles

$55 - $85

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Lugano  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$138 - $353

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Zurich (ZRH) STR - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$151 - $388

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) STR - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$89 - $226

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  4. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$154 - $413

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LUX - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$96 - $272

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Strasbourg to Lugano is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Strasbourg to Lugano is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Strasbourg to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Lugano via Zurich. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Strasbourg to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Strasbourg and arriving at Lugano via Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 31 min.

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The distance between Strasbourg and Lugano is 300 km. The road distance is 415.6 km.

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 90€ - 170€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Strasbourg to Lugano, including transfers.

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Strasbourg to Lugano bus services, operated by Eurolines FR, depart from Strasbourg station.

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

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The best way to get from Strasbourg to Lugano is to train which takes 5 h 31 min and costs 90€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 7 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Strasbourg to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 187.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Strasbourg to Lugano via Basel SBB in around 5 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Strasbourg to Lugano via Zurich, Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen, and Zürich in around 7 h 34 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Stuttgart to Zurich
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. 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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
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 Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Strasbourg to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to Lugano Sud
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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

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Strasbourg 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 to Lugano is 416 km. It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to drive from Strasbourg to Lugano.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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