Travel from Zürich to Ticino

Train, bus or fly from Zürich to Ticino?

Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Zürich to Lugano hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 8 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zürich to Lugano 3 times a week. Tickets cost $18 and the journey takes 3 h.

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How to get from Zürich to Ticino

From Zuerich Hb train to Lugano. 2 h 8 min 36€. From Zürich bus to Lugano Sud, walk to Pazzallo, P&R Fornaci, then line 1 bus to Lugano, Centro. 3 h 30 min 15€. From Zürich Stadelhofen train to Zug, train to Lugano, Stazione, then line 6 bus to Lugano, Ponte Madonnetta. 3 h 36 min 95€. From Zürich drive to Lugano. 2 h 24 min 27€. From Zürich HB train to Zurich airport, fly to Lugano airport, then line 60 train to Lugano. 2 h 14 min 108€. From Zürich HB train to Zurich airport, fly to Milan Malpensa airport, then bus to Chiasso. 3 h 54 min 114€.
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      1 Train Trenitalia Eurocity
      • One-Way approx: USD $35 - $55
      • Duration: 2 h 8 min
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      2 Bus
      • One-Way approx: USD $19 - $21
      • Duration: 3 h 30 min
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      3 Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
      • One-Way approx: USD $66 - $121
      • Duration: 3 h 36 min
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        • One-Way approx: USD $66 - $121
        • Duration: 3 h 36 min
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      4 Drive
      • One-Way approx: USD $27 - $40
      • Duration: 2 h 24 min
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      5 Fly to Lugano
      • One-Way approx: USD $86 - $248
      • Duration: 2 h 14 min
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        • One-Way approx: USD $86 - $248
        • Duration: 2 h 14 min
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      6 Fly to Milan Malpensa
      • One-Way approx: USD $98 - $303
      • Duration: 3 h 54 min
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        6 Fly to Milan Malpensa
        • One-Way approx: USD $98 - $303
        • Duration: 3 h 54 min
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