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There are 4 ways to get from Zug to Lugano by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Zug(CH) to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$50 - $95

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Bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Luzern to Lugano K188

$26 - $45

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Zug to Lugano 112.2 miles

$23 - $35

Fly  •  3 h 17 min

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

$93 - $260

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The cheapest way to get from Zug to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zug to Lugano is to drive which costs SFr 23 - SFr 35 and takes 2 h 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zug(CH) and arriving at Lugano. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Zug and Lugano is 134 km. The road distance is 179.5 km.

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The best way to get from Zug to Lugano without a car is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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The train from Zug(CH) to Lugano takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Zug to Lugano train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Zug(CH) station.

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The best way to get from Zug to Lugano is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 25 - SFr 45 and takes 4 h 1 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 260 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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

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  • Distance: 83.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zug to Lugano hourly. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zug to Lugano twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zug(CH) to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Zug(Ch) to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Luzern to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Zug to Lugano is 180 km. It takes approximately 2 h 9 min to drive from Zug to Lugano.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 3649+ hotels available in Lugano. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zug to Zurich Airport is to line 24 train which takes 53 min and costs SFr 19 - SFr 35.

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