The cheapest trains from Florence to Lugano

Showing times and prices for Oct 17

Cheapest

$74

Average

$131

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 Florence to Lugano will cost around $ 131 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 74.

Cheapest
03:33PMFlorence Rifredi5h55 09:28PMLugano FLP
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$741One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:55AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella3h33 12:28PMLugano FLP
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$981One-way
10:55AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella3h33 02:28PMLugano FLP
1 changes
$1351One-way
04:55PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella3h33 08:28PMLugano FLP
1 changes
$2181One-way

Timetable Florence to Lugano

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08:55AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella3h33 12:28PMLugano FLP
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10:55AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella3h33 02:28PMLugano FLP
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03:33PMFlorence Rifredi5h55 09:28PMLugano FLP
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04:55PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella3h33 08:28PMLugano FLP
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Sat
Oct 16
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$49Flixbus
Sun
Oct 17
$74Trenitalia
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Mon
Oct 18
$48Trenitalia
$33Flixbus
Fri
Oct 22
$70Trenitalia
$31Flixbus

The fastest trains from Florence to Lugano

Showing times and prices for Oct 17

Fastest Journey

3 h 33 m

Average

4 h 8 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

308 km

It's difficult to get from Florence to Lugano without transferring at least once.

Fastest
10:55AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella3h33 02:28PMLugano FLP
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$1351One-way
Fastest
04:55PMFlorence Santa Maria Novella3h33 08:28PMLugano FLP
1 changes
$2181One-way
Fastest
08:55AMFlorence Santa Maria Novella3h33 12:28PMLugano FLP
1 changes
$981One-way
2nd Fastest
03:33PMFlorence Rifredi5h55 09:28PMLugano FLP
1 changes
$741One-way

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Train Information to Lugano from Florence

distanceDistance190 miles (307 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 55 min
priceAverage train ticket price$69 (€56)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day

Trains from Florence to Lugano cover the 190 miles (307 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 55 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 route costs around $69 (€56), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $48 (€39). Travelers depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

Travel Tips

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

Travel between Florence, 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 Florence?

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 10/15/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Florence and Lugano as this information can change.

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

Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Florence from Lugano?

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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 Florence, Italy?

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

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

Last checked on 10/15/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Florence from Lugano.

How much do cheap trains between Florence and Lugano cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Florence to Lugano trains for as little as $48 (€39)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train between Florence and Lugano on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Florence to Lugano train price to come in at an average of $69 (€56)  one way.
How many miles is it from Florence to Lugano by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Florence to Lugano by train to be approximately 190 miles (307 km).
What is the Florence to Lugano train travel time?
On average the Florence to Lugano train travel time is 5 h 55 min  for the 190 miles (307 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Florence to Lugano do I depart from? Which Lugano train station from Florence do I arrive in?

When departing from Florence, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Firenze Santa Maria Novella, Firenze Rifredi and Firenze Campo di Marte. When arriving in Lugano, you can end your route in train stations like Lugano, Stazione, Lugano and Lugano FLP.

Omio customers book a train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella   to Lugano, Stazione   most frequently for this route.

Where is the departure train station in Florence located? Where is the arrival train station in Lugano located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, Firenze Santa Maria Novella, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Florence. The most popular arrival train station in Lugano, called Lugano, Stazione, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

How many train services per day are there to Lugano from Florence?
The average number of trains departing Florence for Lugano is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Florence to Lugano? When does the last train depart from Florence to Lugano?
You can take the first train from Florence to Lugano at 8: 55 AM. The last train from Florence to Lugano that you can take departs at 2: 33 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Florence to Lugano schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets from Florence to Lugano for the best deals?
If you book the Florence to Lugano train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $69 (€56). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Florence and 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

Florence
Lugano
Firenze Santa Maria Novella is the most popular Florence 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 Florence for your trip to Lugano.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Tram lines: T1, T2
Bus lines: 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 23, 36, 37, C4
Train lines: FR, FA, Italo
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 15 - 20: 45
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 12, 13, 33
Train lines: FA, IC, ICN, R