There are 9 ways to get from Udine to Lugano by train, bus, shuttle, car or plane

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 via Milan  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Udine to Venezia Mestre Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 59 - SFr 260

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Shuttle, bus  •  10h 50m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Udine to Padova
  2. Take the bus from Padova to Lugano

SFr 56 - SFr 273

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Bus  •  6h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Udine, Udine to Venice, Venice N536
  2. Take the bus from Venezia to Lugano - P&R Fornaci

SFr 65 - SFr 87

Train  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the train from Udine to Venezia Mestre Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Lugano Ec

SFr 90 - SFr 245

Drive  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Udine to Lugano 456.9 km

SFr 65 - SFr 100

Train to Trieste, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Milan Linate (LIN) TRS - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 117 - SFr 271

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Lugano  •  7h 45m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Udine to Aeroporto M.Polo
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Lugano (LUG) VCE - LUG

SFr 121 - SFr 613

Train to Trieste, fly to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Udine to Trieste Airport
  2. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) TRS - BGY
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

SFr 348 - SFr 476

Shuttle to Venice, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 48m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Udine to Aeroporto M.Polo
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

SFr 149 - SFr 655

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The cheapest way to get from Udine to Lugano is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 6h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Udine to Lugano is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Udine to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Udine, Udine and arriving at Lugano - P&R Fornaci via Venezia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Udine to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Udine and arriving at Lugano via Venezia Mestre and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 3m.

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The distance between Udine and Lugano is 330 km. The road distance is 456.9 km.

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The best way to get from Udine to Lugano without a car is to train via Milan which takes 6h 3m and costs 50€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Udine to Lugano, including transfers.

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

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Udine to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Udine station.

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The best way to get from Udine to Lugano is to train via Milan which takes 6h 3m and costs 50€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 6h 43m.

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Map of how to get from Udine to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 330.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

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

You can take a train from Udine to Lugano via Venezia Mestre and Milano Centrale in around 6h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Udine to Lugano via Venezia in around 6h 43m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 330
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 750
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 370
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 350
Flights from Trieste to Milan Bergamo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 470
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Vienna, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Milan Bergamo via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 320
Train operators
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 Udine to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 9 - SFr 20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 18 - SFr 20
Train from Udine to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 6 - SFr 8
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Udine to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 35 - SFr 55
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Base Standard
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 55 - SFr 80
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
Italo Treno
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 Venezia Mestre to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Train from Venezia Mestre to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 190
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 110
1st Class
SFr 130 - SFr 190
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 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Udine to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Udine, Udine to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Venezia to Lugano - P&R Fornaci
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Udine to Padova
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 250
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 36 - SFr 40
Private
SFr 130 - SFr 250
Shuttle from Udine to Aeroporto M.Polo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 230
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
SFr 35 - SFr 39
Private
SFr 120 - SFr 230
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Padova to Lugano
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 27
Schedules at
elines.cz

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The quickest flight from Trieste Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Udine to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Lugano - P&R Fornaci station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Udine to Lugano is 457 km. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Udine to Lugano.

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Alitalia offers flights from Trieste Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 4503+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 76 per night.

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The best way to get from Udine to Venice Airport is to shuttle which takes 1h 45m and costs 30€ - 210€.

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