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Train Information to Lugano from Basel

distanceDistance125 miles (202 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$110 (€89)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day

Trains from Basel to Lugano cover the 125 miles (202 km) long journey taking on average 2 h 55 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $107 (€87), but the average price of train tickets is $110 (€89). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

Travel Tips

Trains from Basel to Lugano
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.
What is the price of the cheapest train from Basel to Lugano?
Train tickets from Basel to Lugano for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $107 (€87)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Basel and Lugano?
The train price from Basel to Lugano is on average $110 (€89)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Lugano from Basel by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Lugano from Basel by train to be approximately 125 miles (202 km).
How many hours is the train time from Basel to Lugano?
On average the Basel to Lugano train time is 2 h 55 min  covering the 125 miles (202 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Basel to Lugano do I depart from? Which Lugano train station from Basel do I arrive in?

When departing from Basel, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. When arriving in Lugano, you can end your journey in train stations like Lugano, Stazione, Lugano and Lugano FLP.

Omio customers book a train from Basel SBB   to Lugano, Stazione   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Basel train station to Lugano? Where is the Lugano train station?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel SBB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Lugano, Stazione, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

How many trains are there from Basel to Lugano a day?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Basel to Lugano. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Basel to Lugano?
The first Basel to Lugano train departs at 6: 55 AM   and the last train from Basel to Lugano leaves at 3: 03 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Basel to Lugano on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How early should I purchase train tickets to Lugano from Basel to score the best deals?
If you book the Basel to Lugano train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $110 (€89). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Basel to Lugano. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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.