There are 3 ways to get from Varese to Lugano by train, rideshare or car

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Train, line 50 train  •  53 min

  1. Take the train from Varese to Mendrisio S40 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 train from Mendrisio to Lugano 50 / ...

$17 - $29

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Varese to Lugano 23.8 miles


1 alternative option

Drive  •  33 min

  1. Drive from Varese to Lugano 23.8 miles

$5 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Varese to Lugano is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Varese to Lugano is to drive which costs 4€ - 7€ and takes 33 min.

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The distance between Varese and Lugano is 24 km. The road distance is 38 km.

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It takes approximately 53 min to get from Varese to Lugano, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Varese to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Varese and arriving at Lugano via Mendrisio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 53 min.

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The best way to get from Varese to Lugano without a car is to train and line 50 train which takes 53 min and costs 15€ - 26€.

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Map of how to get from Varese to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 14.7 miles
  • Duration: 53 min

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

You can take a train from Varese to Lugano via Mendrisio in around 53 min.

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