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There are 6 ways to get from Venice to Lugano by bus, train, 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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Bus Domo Reisen  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Lugano - P&R Fornaci

$55 - $75

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Padua, Padova to Lugano 401

$20 - $41

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Lugano Ec

$55 - $80

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$43 - $87

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Lugano 212.3 miles

$50 - $75

Fly  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VCE - MXP

$126 - $323

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Lugano is to bus which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Lugano is to drive which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venezia and arriving at Lugano - P&R Fornaci. Services depart three times a week, and operate Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Venezia S.Lucia and arriving at Lugano. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Venice and Lugano is 269 km. The road distance is 339.7 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lugano without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 50€ - 65€.

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The bus from Venezia to Lugano - P&R Fornaci takes 3 h 58 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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Venice to Lugano bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Venezia station.

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Venice to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Venezia S.Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Lugano is to bus which takes 3 h 58 min and costs 50€ - 65€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 4 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs 100€ - 290€ and takes 6 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 168.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

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

Domo Reisen operates a bus from Venice to Lugano twice a week. Tickets cost $55 - $75 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. Eurolines CZ also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Venice to Lugano once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $230
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,600
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Tunis
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Train operators
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 S.Lucia to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Bus operators
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
3 h 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Lugano
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
elines.cz
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Padua, Padova to Lugano
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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

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Venice to Lugano train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Lugano is 340 km. It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to drive from Venice to Lugano.

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Air Dolomiti, Brussels Airlines, Tunisair and nine other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 3607+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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