The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Basel to Lugano is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 57 m
2 h 57 m
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Of the 1 trains that leave Basel for Lugano every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||125 miles (202 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 57 min|
|Average train ticket price||$64 (€58)|
|Train frequency||23 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 8 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Trenitalia, SBB, Deutsche Bahn or TGV inOui|
Trains from Basel to Lugano cover the 125 miles (202 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 57 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia, SBB, Deutsche Bahn or TGV inOui. Normally, there are 23 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $64 (€58), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $59 (€54). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.
You can travel by train to Lugano from Basel with Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia and SBB for as low as $59 (€54). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Basel to Lugano. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Enjoy the train ride to Lugano from Basel with Trenitalia, Italy’s main provider of train services throughout the country with an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca that can travel at speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh). Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In many cases, Trenitalia trains also provide barrier-free access.
Trenitalia tickets between Basel and Lugano are available on Omio, and you can find the best deals for them in just a few steps. Trenitalia offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travelers, which you can use on Omio. When traveling on a Trenitalia train to Lugano from Basel, you can expect to travel 125 miles (202 km). Check Trenitalia’s train times and tickets for the Basel to Lugano route and buy your cheap ticket on Omio today!
SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next train trip to Lugano from Basel, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.
SBB is one of the best options when traveling by train to Lugano from Basel. Omio quickly shows you current SBB train schedules for the Basel - Lugano journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance from Basel to Lugano is around 125 miles (202 km) and the cheapest SBB one-way ticket you can book starts at $59 (€54). As you check the latest Basel to Lugano train schedule from SBB for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Lugano safely. If you search for SBB tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect SBB ticket between Basel and Lugano so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!
Train information from Basel to Lugano with SBB:
When taking a train from Basel, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. When you arrive in Lugano, your train can arrive in train stations including Lugano, Stazione, Lugano and Lugano FLP.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Basel SBB to Lugano, Stazione.
Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Basel SBB and need to travel around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Lugano most often arrive at Lugano, Stazione and need to travel around 0.2 miles (328 m) from this train station to the city center.
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