There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Bus Domo Reisen  •  3 h 58 min

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

$60 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus FlixBus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Santa Chiara to Fiera 53E
  2. Take the bus from Padua, Padova to Lugano 401

$21 - $37

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Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  4 h 18 min

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

$43 - $90

Train  •  4 h 20 min

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

$55 - $80

Drive  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Lugano 212.3 miles

$50 - $75

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 23 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

$123 - $302

Fly 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

$148 - $445

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Venice to Lugano is to bus which costs 17€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 52 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. 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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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 $60 - $80 and the journey takes 3 h 58 min. Eurolines CZ also services this route twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Lugano via Milano Centrale in around 4 h 18 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Venice to Milan Linate via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
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
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 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 Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $310
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
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
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
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
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
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
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
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
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
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Train operators
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
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 Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Once 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 - $26
Website
orario.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
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
$60 - $80
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
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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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