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There are 5 ways to get from Tirano to Lucerne by train, bus or car

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Tirano to Monza Re_8
  2. Take the train from Monza to Arth-Goldau Eurocity / ...

$85 - $178

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Tirano, Stazione to Lugano, Stazione 5951
  2. Take the bus from Lugano to Luzern K188

$64 - $95

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Tirano to St. Moritz
  2. Take the train from St. Moritz to Chur 7-Y / ...
  3. Take the train from Chur to Thalwil
  4. Take the train from Thalwil to Luzern 70

$97 - $188

Train #2  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Tirano to St. Moritz
  2. Take the train from St. Moritz to Chur 7-Y / ...
  3. Take the train from Chur to Pfäffikon SZ
  4. Take the train from Pfäffikon SZ to Luzern 2-Y

Drive  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Tirano to Lucerne 181.2 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Tirano to Lucerne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Tirano to Lucerne is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Tirano to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Tirano, Stazione and arriving at Luzern via Lugano, Stazione and Lugano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Tirano to Lucerne. However, there are services departing from Tirano and arriving at Luzern via Monza and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 56 min.

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The distance between Tirano and Lucerne is 170 km. The road distance is 289.9 km.

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The best way to get from Tirano to Lucerne without a car is to train which takes 6 h 56 min and costs 70€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 56 min to get from Tirano to Lucerne, including transfers.

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Tirano to Lucerne bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Tirano, Stazione station.

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Tirano to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Tirano station.

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The best way to get from Tirano to Lucerne is to train which takes 6 h 56 min and costs 70€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 8 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Tirano to Lucerne.
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  • Distance: 106.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 56 min

What companies run services between Tirano, Italy and Lucerne, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Tirano to Lucerne via Monza and Arth-Goldau in around 6 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tirano to Lucerne via Lugano, Stazione, Lugano, Resega, and Lugano in around 8 h 16 min.

Train operators
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 Monza to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia

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 Tirano to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Train from Tirano to St. Moritz
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
rhb.ch
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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.

Contact Details
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 Thalwil
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Thalwil to Luzern
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chur to Pfäffikon SZ
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Pfäffikon SZ to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Tirano, Stazione to Lugano, Stazione
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Lugano to Luzern
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Tirano to Lucerne bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Luzern station.

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Tirano to Lucerne train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Arth-Goldau station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirano to Lucerne is 290 km. It takes approximately 3 h 38 min to drive from Tirano to Lucerne.

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There are 361+ hotels available in Lucerne. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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