There are 9 ways to get from Venice to Lugano by train, bus, 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  •  4 h 30 min

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

$43 - $89

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Bus Eurolines CZ  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Venezia Tronchetto to Lugano

$22 - $35

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Bus Ouibus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice - Tronchetto to Milan Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Lugano Stazione

$31 - $43

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 5 min

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

$24 - $41

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Lugano 212.3 miles

$50 - $75

Fly Venice to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VCE - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$124 - $302

Fly Venice to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Milan Linate (LIN) VCE - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano

$149 - $445

Fly Trieste to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 4 min

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

$143 - $463

Fly Venice to Zurich, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Zurich (ZRH) VCE - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano

$121 - $434

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Lugano is to bus which costs 19€ - 27€ and takes 7 h 50 min.

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

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The distance between Venice and Lugano is 269 km. The road distance is 340 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 30 min to get from Venice to Lugano, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venezia Tronchetto and arriving at Lugano. Services depart twice a week. The journey takes approximately 7 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Venezia S.Lucia and arriving at Lugano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 30 min.

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

You can take a train from Venice to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 4 h 30 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Venice to Lugano via Milan and Milano Lampugnano in around 5 h 49 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Catania
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $4,100
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $350
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $2,300
Flights from Trieste to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,600
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $3,700
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,800
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Olbia
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Venice - Tronchetto to Milan
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Padua, Padova to Lugano
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$22 - $35
Schedules at
elines.cz
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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