There are 5 ways to get from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano by train, bus or car

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Train via Milan  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 10 / ...

SFr 50 - SFr 172

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Bus  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Verona, Verona to Lugano 401

SFr 22 - SFr 26

3 alternative options

Train  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Lugano Ec

SFr 62 - SFr 147

Bus via Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Verona - Aeroporto to Milano Malpensa Airport
  2. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1 to Lugano Piazzale Besso Malpensa airport terminal 1 - Arbedo-Castione Via Stazione / ...

Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano 222 km

SFr 30 - SFr 50

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The cheapest way to get from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano is to bus which costs 19€ - 24€ and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2h 17m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Verona - Aeroporto and arriving at Lugano Piazzale Besso via Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 11m.

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The distance between Verona Airport (VRN) and Lugano is 165 km. The road distance is 222 km.

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The best way to get from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano without a car is to train via Milan which takes 3h 15m and costs 45€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 3h 15m to get from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano, including transfers.

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Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano bus services, operated by Alto Adige Bus, depart from Verona - Aeroporto station.

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The best way to get from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano is to train via Milan which takes 3h 15m and costs 45€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus via Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), which costs and takes 5h 11m.

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Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano bus services, operated by Giosy Tours, arrive at Lugano Piazzale Besso station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano is 222 km. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano.

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Map of how to get from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 165.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 15m

What companies run services between Verona Airport (VRN), Italy and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano via Verona Porta Nuova, Verona Porta Nuova, and Milano Centrale in around 3h 15m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Verona Airport (VRN) to Lugano via Milano Malpensa Airport and Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1 in around 5h 11m.

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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 22
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 20
Website
Italo Treno
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 110
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 40 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 75 - SFr 110
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 75
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 75
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Alto Adige Bus
Phone
895 895 0831
Email
info@suedtirolbus.it
Website
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Verona - Aeroporto to Milano Malpensa Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 80
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com
Giosy Tours
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1 to Lugano Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
giosytours.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Verona, Verona to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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