The cheapest trains from Lugano to Milan

Showing times and prices for Oct 28

Cheapest

$30

Average

$30

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 Lugano to Milan will cost around $ 30 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 30.

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03:33PMLugano FLP1h17 04:50PMMilan Centrale
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$301One-way
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09:32PMLugano FLP1h18 10:50PMMilan Centrale
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02:10PMLugano FLP1h40 03:50PMMilan Centrale
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07:32PMLugano FLP1h18 08:50PMMilan Centrale
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12:32PMLugano FLP1h18 01:50PMMilan Centrale
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$301One-way

Timetable Lugano to Milan

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09:32AMLugano FLP1h18 10:50AMMilan Centrale
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10:32AMLugano FLP1h37 12:09PMMilano Lambrate
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11:33AMLugano FLP1h17 12:50PMMilan Centrale
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12:32PMLugano FLP1h18 01:50PMMilan Centrale
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01:33PMLugano FLP1h17 02:50PMMilan Centrale
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02:10PMLugano FLP1h40 03:50PMMilan Centrale
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03:33PMLugano FLP1h17 04:50PMMilan Centrale
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05:32PMLugano FLP1h18 06:50PMMilan Centrale
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07:32PMLugano FLP1h18 08:50PMMilan Centrale
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09:32PMLugano FLP1h18 10:50PMMilan Centrale
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Thu
Oct 28
$30Trenitalia
$12Flixbus
Fri
Oct 29
$30Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$21Trenitalia
$15Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$21Trenitalia
$20Flixbus
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Nov 2
$21Trenitalia
$12Flixbus
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Nov 3
$21Trenitalia
$15Flixbus
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Nov 4
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
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Nov 5
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
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Nov 6
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
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Nov 7
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
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Nov 8
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Tue
Nov 9
$21Trenitalia
$15Flixbus
Wed
Nov 10
$21Trenitalia
$23Trenitalia
Thu
Nov 11
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Fri
Nov 12
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Sat
Nov 13
$21Trenitalia
$12Flixbus
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Nov 14
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Mon
Nov 15
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Tue
Nov 16
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus

The fastest trains from Lugano to Milan

Showing times and prices for Oct 28

Fastest Journey

1 h 17 m

Average

1 h 21 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

63 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Lugano for Milan every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 63 km distance in an average of 1 h 21 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 17 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 40 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
03:33PMLugano FLP1h17 04:50PMMilan Centrale
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$301One-way
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11:33AMLugano FLP1h17 12:50PMMilan Centrale
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$301One-way
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01:33PMLugano FLP1h17 02:50PMMilan Centrale
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$301One-way
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09:32PMLugano FLP1h18 10:50PMMilan Centrale
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$301One-way
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07:32PMLugano FLP1h18 08:50PMMilan Centrale
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$301One-way

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Train Information to Milan from Lugano

distanceDistance38 miles (62 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price$25 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTrenitalia

Trains from Lugano to Milan cover the 38 miles (62 km) long route taking on average 1 h 17 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $21 (€17), but the average price of train tickets is $25 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Lugano, Stazione and arrive in Milano Centrale.

Train companies

Trenitalia trains from Lugano to Milan

You can travel by train from Lugano to Milan with Trenitalia for as low as $21 (€17). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Trenitalia

Find the perfect train from Lugano to Milan with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can also apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchase. The distance between Lugano and Milan by train is 38 miles (62 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is $21 (€17). Check out Trenitalia’s train schedule from Lugano to Milan, compare the best prices for the trip and book your cheap train ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia is the main provider of train services in Italy, with a huge fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates trains such as the Eurocity (EC), Euronotte (EN), InterCity (IC), InterCitynotte (ICN), as well as the Regionale Veloce (RV), Regionale (R), Suburbano (S) and Metropolitano (M). Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

  • Average Price: $21

Trenitalia has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Trenitalia tickets from Lugano to Milan and when traveling by train:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Trains from Lugano to Milan

There are normally between one and three daily trains from Lugano to Milan. Per week, you can expect for there to be approximately 15 journeys that are offered. The duration of your voyage will depend on what type of train is being operated for your trip and how many stops you make along the way before reaching the destination of Milan. On average, you can expect the journey to take you around 1h 15min in total. The distance between Lugano and Milan is approximately 50 miles (80 km). Trains for this route will almost always be direct, so you will not have to make any transfers during your trip. When you arrive in Milan, you will be able to visit famous attractions like the Santa Maria delle Grazie and Sempione Park.

Lugano to Milan Train Time: Daily Departures

On an average day, there will be between one and three trains from Lugano to Milan that are serviced. The weekly total is approximately 15 voyages. You can expect for the first train of the day to normally leave at some point during the morning. The last train of the day may depart at a time that is closer to the afternoon.

How long is the journey by train from Lugano to Milan?

The length of your trip will vary depending on a number of factors, like the type of train that is used for your journey and the number of stops your train makes before arriving at the destination of Milan. However, you can normally expect for your trip to last around 1h 15min. Trains that service this route will almost always be direct and do not require passengers to make any transfers.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Lugano to Milan?

Departure train station: Your train will typically depart from the Lugano Railway Station, which is the main station in the city. It can be found in the western part of the city and is approximately 1.9 miles (3 km) from the city center. If you will be traveling here from the city center, you can take the FUN trolley which will bring you to your destination in around 10min. This station is equipped with public restrooms, sitting areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, and stores to purchase basic refreshments and travel essentials. It’s recommended that you arrive at the station a minimum of 30min before your train is scheduled to depart, so as to have enough time for the boarding process.

Arrival train station: Trains for this route generally arrive in Milan Centrale. This station is in the northeast region of the city and is approximately 3.4 (5.5 km) from the city center. To go from here to the city center, you can take metro line 3 and arrive in around 20min. Like Lugano Railway Station, Milan Centrale has public restrooms, free Wi-Fi, sitting areas for you to rest, stores to purchase drinks and snacks, and even luggage lockers.

Which train companies travel from Lugano to Milan?

When traveling from Lugano to Milan, you will likely make your reservation with Swiss Railways. Known for being the national railway provider of Switzerland, Swiss Railways services trips to major cities in many countries in Europe, including France, Germany, and Italy. If you will be traveling on a train for this route that is serviced by Swiss Railways, you can plan on it being direct and not requiring you to make a transfer. However, keep in mind that you might still have additional stops before you arrive at your destination of Milan, even if these stops do not require you to change trains.

Swiss Railways trains from Lugano to Milan

Each day, Swiss Railways services approximately one to three trains from Lugano to Milan. Per week, you will find that there are normally around 15 trains that are offered. The duration of the trip frequently depends on how many stops you have before reaching Milan and the type of train that is used for the journey. You can normally plan on it lasting around 1h 15min. Most trains for this route will depart from Lugano Railway Station and arrive at Milan Centrale. For international trips such as this, Swiss Railways frequently operates high-speed trains. The company typically operates the same number of trains from Lugano to Milan on weekends as it does weekdays. However, fewer journeys are serviced on Italian public holidays.

Train Lugano to Milan: Services on Board

For this route, Swiss Railways often has one booking class, which is second class. In second class, passengers are provided with a comfortable seat that reclines and has its own outlet for charging personal electronic devices. On some trains, there may be a small cafe where you can purchase refreshments during your voyage. Most trains are equipped to provide passengers with unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi. Swiss Railways does not have a luggage allowance for its customers, so you are free to bring as many items as you like, as long as there is room to store them in your train car. If you would like to bring your bike with you, you can do so, as long as you register it with the company prior to your departure. You will also need to purchase a special ticket for it. Animals can be brought on board, but you will also need to buy a ticket for your furry friend. If you would like to place your animal on a seat, it will have to be in a carrier. All of Swiss Railways’ trains are accessible for travelers with limited mobility.

How to find cheap train tickets from Lugano to Milan?

Those that are hoping to find particularly affordable train tickets for journeys from Lugano to Milan can use a few different tactics to help them travel on a budget. If possible, try to remain flexible with the dates and times that you will be traveling, as doing so will allow for you to select the most affordable ticket that is offered. It is also best if you book your reservation as far in advance as possible, as tickets become more expensive the closer it is to the scheduled departure day. If you have the option, try to book a journey with a transfer, as these tend to be cheaper than trains that are direct.

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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Lugano and Milan?

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

Can I enter Italy from Switzerland?

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

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Lugano?

Conditions of entry:

  • 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 Milan, Italy?

All travelers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 10/27/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Lugano to Milan as this information can change.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to Switzerland from Milan, Italy?

Return travel from Italy to Switzerland is: Partially open.

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

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • 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?

The government of Switzerland 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 10/23/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Lugano from Milan.

How much do cheap trains from Lugano to Milan cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Lugano to Milan trains for as little as $21 (€17)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Lugano and Milan?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Lugano to Milan train to cost on average $25 (€20)  one way.
How many miles is it from Lugano to Milan by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Milan from Lugano by train to be approximately 38 miles (62 km).
What is the Lugano to Milan train travel time?
While the time it takes to travel 38 miles (62 km) to Milan from Lugano can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Lugano to Milan train journey time is on average 1 h 17 min.
What is the departure train station in Lugano and arrival train station in Milan?

Some of the Lugano train stations to Milan you can start your journey from include Lugano, Stazione, Lugano and Lugano FLP. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Milan include Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi.

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

Where is the train station in Lugano? Where is the train station in Milan?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Lugano, Stazione and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Milano Centrale and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the train station to the city center in Milan.

What train companies go from Lugano to Milan?
For the best Lugano to Milan train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Milan from Lugano to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services are there to Milan from Lugano a day?
The average number of trains departing Lugano for Milan is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Lugano to Milan?
The first Lugano to Milan train departs at 9: 32 AM   and the last train from Lugano to Milan leaves at 8: 32 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Lugano to Milan on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
When should I purchase the Lugano to Milan train for the best deals on tickets?
You can find trains to Milan from Lugano to cost on average $25 (€20) 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 journey. You’ll see tickets for the Lugano to Milan train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lugano
Milan
Lugano, Stazione is the most popular Lugano 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 Lugano for your trip to Milan.