Basel to Lugano train

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Lugano

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

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Average

56

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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07:33AMBasel2h57 10:30AMLugano
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561One-way

Train schedule from Basel to Lugano

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Fastest train times from Basel to Lugano

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Fastest Journey

2 h 57 m

Average

2 h 57 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

202 km

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.

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07:33AMBasel2h57 10:30AMLugano
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561One-way

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Overview: Train from Basel to Lugano

distanceDistance125 miles (202 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price$64 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency23 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 8 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTrenitalia, 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.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn, Trenitalia and SBB from Basel to Lugano trains

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.

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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:

      • Average Duration: 2 h 52 min
      • Average Price: $59
      • SBB frequency: 1 a day

      Travel Tips: Trains from Basel to Lugano

      Travel Tips: Travel by train 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 Basel to Lugano.
      FAQs
      Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Basel and Lugano for as low as $59 (€54)  for the next 7 days.
      The Basel to Lugano train ticket price is on average $64 (€58)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
      The distance between Basel and Lugano by train is approximately 125 miles (202 km).
      While the time it takes to travel 125 miles (202 km) between Basel and Lugano can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Basel to Lugano train journey time is on average 2 h 57 min.

      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.

      If you're looking for trains from Basel to Lugano, you can rely on Trenitalia, SBB, Deutsche Bahn or TGV inOui to get you to Lugano. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Basel to Lugano journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
      On average, there are 23 trains a day from Basel to Lugano. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
      You can take the earliest train from Basel to Lugano at 5: 03 AM   or take the last train from Basel to Lugano leaving at 9: 03 PM. Look for the latest Basel to Lugano train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
      If you purchase a train ticket from Basel to Lugano within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $64 (€58) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Basel to Lugano are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

      Important Stations and Airports in Basel and Lugano

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      Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your trip to Lugano.

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