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

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Recommended option

Train, line 50 train  •  53 min

  1. S40 / ...
  2. 50 / ...

$17 - $29

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  50 min

  1. 23.8 miles


1 alternative option

Drive  •  33 min

  1. 23.8 miles

$5 - $8

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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Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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.

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