There are 6 ways to get from Vienna to Lugano by plane, bus, train, night train or car

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

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  5 h 26 min

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

$104 - $251

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Munich, Munich central bus station N91 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lugano 076

$49 - $84

4 alternative options

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 32 min

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

$131 - $382

Train  •  10 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano 2 / ...

$179 - $311

Night train, train  •  15 h 55 min

  1. Take the night train from Wien HBF to Milano Centrale En / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$87 - $187

Drive  •  8 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Lugano 527.4 miles

$110 - $160

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Lugano is to bus which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 13 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Lugano is to fly and bus which costs 85€ - 220€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Lugano is 612 km. The road distance is 843.9 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Vienna to Lugano, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg and arriving at Lugano via Munich, Munich central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Lugano via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 31 min.

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What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Vienna to Lugano via Zürich HB in around 10 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Vienna to Lugano via Munich, Munich central bus station in around 13 h 40 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $410
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $140
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
13 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Purchase an
eurail.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Wien HBF to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
13 h 49 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$100 - $130
Bus operators
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
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lugano
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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