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Train  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Zug to Lugano 2 / ...

$50 - $95

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 - $262

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 1 h 48 min. Trenitalia Eurocity also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, Swiss flies from Zug to Lugano 4 times a day.

Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zug to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Trenitalia Eurocity

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zug and Lugano is 134 km. The road distance is 180 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Zug to Lugano is to train which takes 1 h 48 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zug and arriving at Lugano. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 48 min.

The train from Zug to Lugano takes 1 h 48 min including transfers and departs hourly.