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There are 3 ways to get from Tirano to Lugano by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Tirano, Stazione to Lugano, Stazione 4-Y

Cheapest option

Train  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the train from Tirano to Monza Re_8

SFr 28 - SFr 57

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from Tirano to Lugano 126.7 km

SFr 17 - SFr 26

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The cheapest way to get from Tirano to Lugano is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 2h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Tirano to Lugano is to drive which costs 16€ - 25€ and takes 2h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Tirano, Stazione and arriving at Lugano, Stazione. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Tirano to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Tirano and arriving at Lugano via Monza and Chiasso. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 43m.

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The distance between Tirano and Lugano is 96 km. The road distance is 126.7 km.

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The best way to get from Tirano to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 3h 10m and costs .

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The bus from Tirano, Stazione to Lugano, Stazione takes 3h 10m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Tirano to Lugano bus services, operated by Rhätische Bahn, depart from Tirano, Stazione station.

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

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The best way to get from Tirano to Lugano is to bus which takes 3h 10m and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs 26€ - 55€ and takes 3h 43m.

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  • Distance: 96.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 10m

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

Rhätische Bahn operates a bus from Tirano, Stazione to Lugano, Stazione once daily, and the journey takes 3h 10m. Alternatively, Trenord operates a train from Tirano to Monza every 30 minutes. Tickets cost SFr 10 - SFr 13 and the journey takes 2h 18m.

Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

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Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Tirano to Monza
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
Rhätische Bahn
Phone
+41 81 288 65 65
Website
rhb.ch
Bus from Tirano, Stazione to Lugano, Stazione
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Rhätische Bahn
Schedules at
Rhätische Bahn

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Tirano to Lugano bus services, operated by Rhätische Bahn, arrive at Lugano, Stazione station.

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Tirano to Lugano train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Monza station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Tirano to Lugano is 127 km. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from Tirano to Lugano.

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