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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.
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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.
|Distance||38 miles (62 km)|
|Average bus duration||1 h 15 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$12 (€10)|
|Bus companies||Flixbus 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.
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 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.
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:
Travel between Milan, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland by bus is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Partially open.
Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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