Cheap bus tickets from Milan to Lugano

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Cheapest

$4

Average

$10

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Milan to Lugano will cost around $ 10 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 4.

07:00PMMilan0h50 07:50PMLugano
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$41One-way
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08:30AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano1h15 09:45AMLugano, Via Ciani
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$161One-way

Bus schedule from Milan to Lugano

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08:30AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano1h15 09:45AMLugano, Via Ciani
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07:00PMMilan0h50 07:50PMLugano
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Jan 25
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Jan 26
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Jan 27
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Jan 28
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$12Flixbus
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Jan 30
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$10Flixbus
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Feb 4
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Feb 11
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Bus times from Milan to Lugano

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Fastest Journey

50 m

Average

1 h 2 m

Buses per day

2

Distance

63 km

Of the 2 buses that leave Milan for Lugano every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 63 km distance in an average of 1 h 2 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 50 m .

The slowest buses will take 1 h 15 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

07:00PMMilan0h50 07:50PMLugano
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$41One-way
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08:30AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano1h15 09:45AMLugano, Via Ciani
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$161One-way

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Overview: Bus from Milan to Lugano

distanceDistance38 miles (62 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 15 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$12 (€10)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus or BlaBlaCar

Buses from Milan to Lugano cover the 38 miles (62 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $12 (€10), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $10 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Lugano, Stazione Noranco.

Bus providers: FlixBus from Milan to Lugano

Find the best buses to Lugano from Milan with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $10 (€8). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

FlixBus

FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

  • Average Price: $10

FlixBus has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by bus from Milan to Lugano:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips: Bus to Lugano from Milan

Take the bus to Lugano easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Milan to Lugano.
FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by bus between Milan and Lugano?

Travel between Milan, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland by bus is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Italy?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Milan?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Lugano, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/20/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your bus between Milan and Lugano before traveling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Italy from Lugano, Switzerland?

Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Milan from Lugano?

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Lugano?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, Italy?

The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 1/23/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your bus to Milan from Lugano.

How much do cheap buses between Milan and Lugano cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest buses from Milan to Lugano to cost as little as $10 (€8)  in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a bus from Milan to Lugano?

The bus price from Milan to Lugano is on average $12 (€10)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

What is the distance from Milan to Lugano by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Milan to Lugano by bus to be approximately 38 miles (62 km).

What is the Milan to Lugano bus travel time?

The bus time from Milan to Lugano is on average 1 h 15 min  for the 38 miles (62 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Lugano from Milan by bus can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

What station does the bus from Milan to Lugano depart from? Which Lugano bus station do I come into from Milan?

Some of the Milan bus stations to Lugano you can start your journey from include Milan, Stazione Centrale, Milan, MILANO - P. Zza Laghi usc. Autostrada new svinc and Milan, Largo Tazio Nuvolari (Romolo). Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Lugano include Lugano, Stazione Noranco, Lugano, Pazzallo Senago Bassa and Lugano, Piazzale di Besso.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Milano Centrale   and arriving in Lugano, Stazione Noranco.

Where is the departure bus station in Milan located? Where is the arrival bus station in Lugano located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this trip, called Milano Centrale, is located 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city center of Milan.

The most popular arrival bus station, Lugano, Stazione Noranco, is located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city center of Lugano.

Which bus providers can take me between Milan and Lugano?

Take the Milan to Lugano bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar. However, it's always good to check out all possible bus providers for the route to Lugano from Milan as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When does the first bus depart from Milan to Lugano? When does the last bus depart from Milan to Lugano?

The first Milan to Lugano bus departs at 6: 05 AM   and the last bus from Milan to Lugano leaves at 4: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date bus schedule from Milan to Lugano on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I book a bus ticket from Milan to Lugano to get the best deals?

The price of a one way bus ticket from Milan to Lugano is on average $12 (€10) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this journey. In general, you can find bus tickets to Lugano from Milan available a few months in advance.