There are 11 ways to get from The Hague to Lugano by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Lugano  •  6h 8m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lugano (LUG) AMS - LUG

SFr 210 - SFr 408

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Bus  •  20h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Den Haag to Zurich 472
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Lugano

SFr 56 - SFr 78

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Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 82 - SFr 288

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Linate (LIN) AMS - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 88 - SFr 311

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano

SFr 108 - SFr 400

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Basel, train  •  8h 2m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL) AMS - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano

SFr 128 - SFr 355

Train to Brussels, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 130 - SFr 374

Train  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
  2. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

SFr 152 - SFr 357

Train via Paris  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...

SFr 268 - SFr 550

Bus via Amsterdam  •  18h 15m

  1. Take the bus from The Hague to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk 813 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern
  3. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano 437 / ...

SFr 59 - SFr 80

Drive  •  9h 29m

  1. Drive from The Hague to Lugano 1030.1 km

SFr 150 - SFr 230

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The cheapest way to get from The Hague to Lugano is to bus which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 20h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from The Hague to Lugano is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from The Hague to Lugano. However, there are services departing from The Hague and arriving at Lugano via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Luzern. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from The Hague to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Den Haag Centraal and arriving at Lugano via Utrecht Centraal and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 49m.

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The distance between The Hague and Lugano is 755 km. The road distance is 1030.1 km.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 11h 49m and costs 130€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from The Hague to Lugano, including transfers.

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The Hague to Lugano bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from The Hague station.

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The Hague to Lugano train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Den Haag Centraal station.

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The best way to get from The Hague to Lugano is to train which takes 11h 49m and costs 130€ - 330€. Alternatively, you can bus via Amsterdam, which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 18h 15m.

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  • Distance: 754.8 km
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between The Hague, Netherlands and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from The Hague to Lugano via Utrecht Centraal, Basel Sbb, and Basel SBB in around 11h 49m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from The Hague to Lugano via Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and Luzern in around 18h 15m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 490
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 1500
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 480
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 320
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 280
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Den Haag HS to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 21
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 9 - SFr 13
1st Class
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Train from Den Haag Centraal to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 27
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 11 - SFr 17
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 140
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Anvers-Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 95
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Comfort
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Premium
SFr 70 - SFr 95
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 220
Website
Thalys
Standard
SFr 100 - SFr 150
Comfort
SFr 120 - SFr 160
Premium
SFr 160 - SFr 220
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 Utrecht Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 180
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Paris l'Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 85
Website
pass.rzd.ru
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 Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
SFr 24 - SFr 28
1st Class
SFr 38 - SFr 41
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 The Hague to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from The Hague to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 10
Website
Blablabus
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Zürich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 11 - SFr 16
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lugano Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between The Hague to Lugano is 1030 km. It takes approximately 9h 29m to drive from The Hague to Lugano.

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KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lugano Airport.

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Book your The Hague to Lugano bus tickets online with FlixBus, FlixBus and FlixBus.

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