There are 5 ways to get from Wädenswil to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Line 13 train, line 31 train, train  •  2h 32m

  1. Take the line 13 train from Wädenswil to Biberbrugg 13
  2. Take the line 31 train from Biberbrugg to Arth-Goldau 31 / ...
  3. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano Ec / ...

SFr 45 - SFr 85

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Bus  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Lugano 470 / ...

SFr 22 - SFr 43

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Drive  •  2h 17m

  1. Drive from Wädenswil to Lugano 187.8 km

SFr 24 - SFr 35

Fly to Lugano  •  2h 56m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

SFr 87 - SFr 259

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio

SFr 124 - SFr 359

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The cheapest way to get from Wädenswil to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 2h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Wädenswil to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 24 - SFr 35 and takes 2h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Wädenswil to Lugano. However, there are services departing from Wädenswil and arriving at Lugano via Biberbrugg and Arth-Goldau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 32m.

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The distance between Wädenswil and Lugano is 137 km. The road distance is 187.8 km.

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The best way to get from Wädenswil to Lugano without a car is to line 13 train and line 31 train and train which takes 2h 32m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 85.

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It takes approximately 2h 32m to get from Wädenswil to Lugano, including transfers.

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Wädenswil to Lugano train services, operated by Südostbahn, depart from Wädenswil station.

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The best way to get from Wädenswil to Lugano is to line 13 train and line 31 train and train which takes 2h 32m and costs SFr 45 - SFr 85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 21 - SFr 45 and takes 3h 54m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 260 and takes 2h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Wädenswil to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Map of how to get from Wädenswil to Lugano.
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  • Distance: 137.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 32m

What companies run services between Wädenswil, Switzerland and Lugano, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Wädenswil to Lugano via Biberbrugg and Arth-Goldau in around 2h 32m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Wädenswil to Lugano every 4 hours. Tickets cost SFr 14 - SFr 17 and the journey takes 2h 30m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 700
Train operators
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Wädenswil to Biberbrugg
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Biberbrugg to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 85
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 14 - SFr 17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Zürich, Bus Station to Lugano, Via Ciani
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 22
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Zürich, Carparkplatz Sihlquai to Lugano, Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 9
Website
RegioJet

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Yes, the driving distance between Wädenswil to Lugano is 188 km. It takes approximately 2h 17m to drive from Wädenswil to Lugano.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 4535+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at SFr 77 per night.

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The best way to get from Wädenswil to Zurich Airport is to line 2 train which takes 36 min and costs SFr 17 - SFr 35.

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