Milan to Lugano train

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The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Milan to Lugano is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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Train schedule from Milan to Lugano

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Fastest train times from Milan to Lugano

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1 h 18 m

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1 h 28 m

Trains per day

14

Distance

63 km

Of the 14 trains that leave Milan for Lugano every day 14 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Train from Milan to Lugano

distanceDistance38 miles (62 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$24 (€21)
frequencyTrain frequency49 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 24 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesRegionale or Trenitalia

Trains from Milan to Lugano cover the 38 miles (62 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 18 min with our travel partners like Regionale or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 49 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $20 (€17), but the average price of train tickets is $24 (€21). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

Train companies: Trenitalia from Milan to Lugano trains

Trenitalia trains will get you from Milan to Lugano from $20 (€17). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Trenitalia

Find the perfect train between Milan and Lugano 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 to Lugano from Milan by train is 38 miles (62 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is $20 (€17). Check out Trenitalia’s train schedule from Milan to Lugano, compare the best prices for the journey 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.

    Trains from Milan to Lugano

    Trains from Milan to Lugano typically depart twice a day, except for Sundays, when there’s usually only one departure. This means there’s 13 trains per week. The journey is about 38 miles (62 km) and takes between 2h 30min and 3h. There are no direct trains between Milan and Lugano so you can expect one or two changes along the way. When you arrive in Lugano, Switzerland, there are many attractions waiting for you, such as the beautiful Lake Lugano and Villa Carlotta.

    Milan to Lugano Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are only two trains from Milan to Lugano per day, and only one on Sundays. These trains, all operated by Trenitalia, typically leave in the morning. The first train of the day leaves around 5:40 a.m. and the last train leaves around 6:30 a.m. There are no direct trains from Milan to Lugano, so you can expect one or two changes in Monzo and Chiasso.

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

    Trains from Milan to Lugano usually take between 2h 30min and 3h to reach their final destination. There are no direct trains from Milan to Lugano, so your journey will have either one or two changes. If you choose the route with only one change, you’ll transfer trains in Chiasso. If you choose the route with two changes, you’ll transfer in both Monzo and Chiasso before reaching Lugano.

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

    Departure train station: All trains from Milan to Lugano will depart from Milan Porta Garibaldi station. This train station is located 1.55 miles (2.5 km) from the city center and can easily be reached on foot from the center within about 30min. Alternatively, you can take the subway from the center, which takes a little less than 15min. Milan Porta Garibaldi has many amenities to offer travelers, such as free wifi, several shops and restaurants, and public restrooms.

    Arrival train station: All trains along this route will arrive into Lugano Stazione, which is the city’s main train station. The station is located super close to the city center. You can walk there within about 6min, or you can take bus 4 to reach it in 12min. The Lugano station offers free wifi to travelers, as well as shops, restaurants, and a medical center. There are also disability services and public restrooms available here.

    Which train companies travel from Milan to Lugano?

    The only train company offering service between Milan and Lugano is Trenitalia, Italy’s main train service company. However, when you change trains, you may board one operated by SBB, the Swiss train provider working in tandem with Trenitalia.

    Trenitalia trains from Milan to Lugano

    Trenitalia currently offers two departures per day from Milan to Lugano, except on Sundays, when it only offers one. There are no direct trains on this route and you will have one or two changes as a result, usually in Monzo and Chiasso. When you change trains in Chiasso, you will likely board an SBB train for the second part of your journey as you will have already entered Switzerland. Trenitalia offers high-speed train service on Frecciarossa, Frecciargento, and Frecciabianca trains that can travel at 186 mph (300 km/h). Trenitalia offers three types of tickets: Base, Economy, and Super Economy or Ordinaria tickets. SBB trains offer similar amenities.

    Train Milan to Lugano: Services on Board

    Trenitalia provides many services on board for travelers taking their high-speed trains from Milan to Lugano. The amenities available to you will depend on which seating class and type of ticket you choose to book. If you’re in Standard seating, you’ll have access to free wifi, tables with bistro table service, charging outlets, and access to an entertainment portal. One step up in Premium class, you’ll have access to all those amenities as well as larger seats, complimentary newspapers and a welcome drink. Business class has access to all of the above, plus more leg room, table service, and higher quality products. And finally, Executive class passengers have access to everything we’ve already mentioned, plus access to the Freccia Club, a private meeting room, and swiveling chairs. All luggage is free to travel on Trenitalia trains as long as it fits reasonably. You can bring your bike on the train for free as long as it is disassembled and fits in a small space. However, you can place assembled bikes in the special bicycle car for a small fee. Cats and other small animals can be taken on the train for free provided they stay in their crate during the journey. Dogs are allowed for a small additional fee as long as they are muzzled and leashed. This rule does not apply to guide dogs. Trenitalia also offers services and assistance for disabled people upon request. SBB also provides free wifi to all passengers on-board as well as a refreshment service. The luggage and pet policies are also the same since you may be boarding an SBB train simply for a connection.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Milan to Lugano?

    There are a few ways to find cheap train tickets from Milan to Lugano. First, be sure to book as far in advance as possible. Train tickets for this route typically go on sale a few months in advance and prices tend to rise as the departure date gets closer. It also helps to be flexible with your travel dates and try not to travel during rush hour. The faster trains also tend to be more expensive, so if you’re really on a budget, consider taking a slower train or the route with more connections. Of the ticket types offered by Trenitalia, the cheapest will be Super Economy, although this will give you less flexibility to change your ticket. Standard seating will also be the cheapest of the ticket classes offered. You can also check to see if you are eligible for any family or group discounts during your travel.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Milan 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 Milan to Lugano.
    FAQs

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

    What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Italy?

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

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

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

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

    When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

    • Physical distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
    • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Lugano from Milan before traveling.

    Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Unrestricted.

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

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

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

    Requirements for reentering:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, 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: Recommended

    Last checked on 1/9/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Milan from Lugano.

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Milan to Lugano trains for as little as $20 (€17)  in the next 7 days.
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $24 (€21)  for a train ticket between Milan and Lugano.
    The Milan to Lugano train distance is approximately 38 miles (62 km).
    The train time between Milan and Lugano is on average 1 h 18 min  for the 38 miles (62 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Milan to Lugano by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

    There are a few train stations in Milan to start your journey from including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. In Lugano you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Lugano, Stazione, Lugano and Lugano FLP.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Milano Centrale   and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Milano Centrale, which is located around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Lugano, Stazione, located 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city center.

    When taking a train from Milan to Lugano, you can count on Regionale or Trenitalia for the best way to get you to Lugano. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Lugano from Milan and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 24 direct trains per day from Milan to Lugano. You can look to travel with Trenitalia  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
    The average number of trains departing Milan for Lugano is 49 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train departing from Milan to Lugano leaves at 6: 10 PM. The last train departing from Milan to Lugano leaves at 6: 10 PM. You can find the latest Milan to Lugano train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    If you book a train ticket from Milan to Lugano within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $24 (€21) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Milan and Lugano are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this connection

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    Milano Centrale is the most popular Milan 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 Milan for your trip to Lugano.
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    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
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    Phone Number
    +39 892021
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
    Public transit options for Milano Centrale
    Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
    Tram lines: 1
    Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
    Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
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    phone
    Phone Number
    +39 892021
    Public transit options for Milano Porta Garibaldi
    Metro lines: M2, M5
    Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
    Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8

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