There are 5 ways to get from Turin to Lugano by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 35m

  1. Take the train from Torino - Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Station 9947,9949 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 82-Y / ...

SFr 43 - SFr 74

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Bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Turin, Turin to Lugano 470

SFr 13 - SFr 17

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Train via Torino Porta Nuova  •  2h 48m

  1. Take the train from Torino Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 82-Y / ...

SFr 38 - SFr 110

Bus via Somma Lombardo  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Torino Corso Giulio Cesare to Milano Malpensa Terminal 2
  2. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 Parking 5 to Lugano Piazzale Besso Malpensa airport terminal 1 - Arbedo-Castione Via Stazione / ...

Drive  •  1h 57m

  1. Drive from Turin to Lugano 195.7 km

SFr 28 - SFr 45

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The cheapest way to get from Turin to Lugano is to bus which costs 12€ - 16€ and takes 3h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Turin to Lugano is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 1h 57m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Turin, Turin and arriving at Lugano. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Turin to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Torino - Porta Susa and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 35m.

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The distance between Turin and Lugano is 144 km. The road distance is 195.7 km.

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The best way to get from Turin to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs 40€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 2h 35m to get from Turin to Lugano, including transfers.

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

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Turin to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Torino Porta Nuova station.

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

You can take a train from Turin to Lugano via Milano Centrale Station and Milano Centrale in around 2h 35m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Turin, Turin to Lugano 4 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 13 - SFr 17 and the journey takes 3h 30m.

Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino - Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
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Italo Treno
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 19
Website
Italo Treno
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
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Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 25 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 25 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 20
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 Torino Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 21
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 8 - SFr 35
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Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
SFr 8 - SFr 11
Base 2nd Class
SFr 18 - SFr 22
Base 1st Class
SFr 29 - SFr 32
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 Turin, Turin to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Torino Corso Giulio Cesare to Milano Malpensa Terminal 2
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 22
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Giosy Tours
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 2 Parking 5 to Lugano Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Giosy Tours

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The best way to get from Turin to Lugano is to train which takes 2h 35m and costs 40€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 16€ and takes 3h 30m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Turin to Lugano is 196 km. It takes approximately 1h 57m to drive from Turin to Lugano.

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There are 4102+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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