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Train Information from Bologna to Lugano

distanceDistance156 miles (251 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 38 min
priceAverage train ticket price$42 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day

Trains from Bologna to Lugano cover the 156 miles (251 km) long trip taking on average 4 h 38 min with our travel partners like. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $42 (€34), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $42 (€34). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

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Trains from Bologna to Lugano
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FAQs
Is cross-border travel by train between Bologna, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland allowed?

Travel between Bologna, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Switzerland from Italy?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Bologna?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/23/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Lugano from Bologna as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Italy from Lugano, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lugano to Bologna is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from Switzerland?

Reentry to 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?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

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

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

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

Last checked on 10/24/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Bologna from Lugano here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Bologna to Lugano?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Bologna and Lugano for as low as $42 (€34)  for the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Bologna to Lugano?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Bologna to Lugano train to cost on average $42 (€34)  one way.
How far is it from Bologna to Lugano by train?
The distance to Lugano from Bologna by train is approximately 156 miles (251 km).
How many hours is the train time from Bologna to Lugano?
On average the Bologna to Lugano train travel time is 4 h 38 min  for the 156 miles (251 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
When traveling by train from Bologna to Lugano, which train station in Bologna do I depart from and which train station in Lugano do I arrive in?

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

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

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Bologna Centrale, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Bologna.

The most popular arrival train station, Lugano, Stazione, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Lugano.

How many train services are there between Bologna and Lugano a day?
The average number of trains departing Bologna for Lugano is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Bologna to Lugano? When does the last train depart from Bologna to Lugano?
The first Bologna to Lugano train departs at 7: 50 AM   and the last train from Bologna to Lugano leaves at 1: 50 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Bologna to Lugano on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Bologna and Lugano for the best deals?
You can find trains from Bologna to Lugano to cost on average $42 (€34) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Bologna to Lugano train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bologna
Lugano
The major railway station for departures from Bologna is Bologna Centrale. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bologna Centrale for your journey from Bologna to Lugano.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN

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