There are 3 ways to get from Ticino to Milan by train, rideshare or car

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  •  1 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...

$22 - $40

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Rideshare  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Lugano to Milan 48.7 miles

$5 - $7

1 alternative option

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Lugano to Milan 49.4 miles

$10 - $15

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Lugano and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 16 min.

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The distance between Ticino and Milan is 103 km. The road distance is 79.1 km.

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The best way to get from Ticino to Milan without a car is to train which takes 1 h 16 min and costs .

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The train from Lugano to Milano Centrale takes 1 h 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Ticino to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lugano station.

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Ticino to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ticino to Milan is 79 km. It takes approximately 58 min to drive from Ticino to Milan.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Ticino and Milan. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Ticino to Milan.
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  • Distance: 64.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 16 min

What companies run services between Ticino, Switzerland and Milan, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lugano to Milan hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $40 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 4 hours.

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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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 Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Lugano to Milan
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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