The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Rome to Lugano is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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|Distance||333 miles (537 km)|
|Average train duration||9 h 55 min|
|Average train ticket price||$72 (€63)|
|Train frequency||19 a day|
|Train providers||Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Intercity, Intercity Notte or ItaloTreno|
Trains from Rome to Lugano cover the 333 miles (537 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 55 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa, Trenitalia, Intercity, Intercity Notte or ItaloTreno. Normally, there are 19 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $72 (€63), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $62 (€54). Travelers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.
For as little as $62 (€54) you can travel by train to Lugano from Rome with Frecciarossa, Trenitalia and Intercity. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
Trenitalia is not only Italy's national railroad company but also the country's largest train operator. Trenitalia’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca trains as well as intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access. Trenitalia offers different tickets, which vary in price and flexibility: Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria. You can even use Trenitalia discount cards on Omio. Make sure to look out for the latest offers from Trenitalia on Omio to score special deals!
For the 333 miles (537 km) long trip from Rome to Lugano, you can book Trenitalia train tickets starting as low as $62 (€54) one-way on Omio quickly and easily. Check out the current Trenitalia schedule and book a cheap train from Rome to Lugano in just a few steps. On Omio you can find all the information you need for the Rome to Lugano trip, such as departure and arrival times, stops, train stations, journey times and savings on your train trip.
Looking for trains between Rome and Lugano? Intercity is one of the best companies to travel with on the 333 miles (537 km) route between Rome and Lugano. As an official travel partner of Intercity, Omio quickly shows you the latest Intercity train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Rome to Lugano routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable Intercity train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Rome and Lugano, you can quickly see if the Intercity ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Rome - Lugano train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with Intercity!
Step on board a Frecciarossa train and relax as you travel across Italy. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa high-speed trains make about 200 connections across Italy per day, including major destinations like Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice and Naples. These trains reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh), so you can travel 333 miles (537 km) between Rome and Lugano quickly on a Frecciarossa high-speed train. There are four different classes to choose from: Standard, Premium, Business, and Executive. All Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, bathrooms, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers.
We show you the latest Frecciarossa train schedule for the Rome to Lugano route, so you can select the best times for your upcoming trip. You can find other travel information on Omio for this journey, such as departure and arrival train stations, journey times, number of stops, and cheap fares. You can select from three ticket types: Super Economy, Economy, and Base. Once you’ve picked your ticket, book a cheap train to Lugano from Rome with us today and enjoy your journey with Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa!
Frecciarossa from Rome to Lugano train information:
Omio makes it easy to book trains from Rome to Lugano. The journey begins at the Roma Termini station before traveling north and connecting in Milan’s Milano Centrale station. From there, the trip continues on to Lugano in Switzerland, lasting about 5 hours in total. You can buy your tickets for the Rome to Lugano train route on Omio with departures available on most days of the week.
Trains run between Rome and Lugano on a daily basis. Omio provides a convenient way to book these daily trips on its website. There are multiple departures available, depending on which company you book, with travel times lasting around 3 hours to 5 hours, ensuring your trip from Rome’s capital city to Switzerland’s beautiful Lugano will be a quick and easy experience.
Traveling by train from Rome to Lugano just could not be any easier, with total travel times of only about 3 hour to 5 hours daily between these two beautiful cities. And with just one brief connection at Milan’s Centrale rail station needed on this journey, your total travel time from Italian departure to Swiss arrival is guaranteed to fit into any busy schedule.
Departure train station: The Roma Termini rail station is located at the Piazzale dei Cinquecento in the heart of Rome and can easily be accessed using Line A or Line B on the city metro system. The station is full of amenities, including many shops and places to eat, and even two post offices and a currency exchange point. Tourist information desks and travel agencies are also available, and the lower level also features a grocery store!
Arrival train station: Lugano’s train station offers many amenities, from a medical center to a Western Union office, in addition to tourist and travelers’ information booths, currency exchange offices, and of course a large selection of shops and eateries to enjoy after your trip from Rome. And getting to Lugano’s city center from the train station is only a matter of taking a brief stroll down the hill from where the station sits. Once at the bottom of the hill you’re in downtown Lugano and able to easily walk to your hotel or most any attraction in the city.
You can find multiple train companies on Omio which offer train routes with departures from Rome Termini station traveling north to Lugano in Switzerland by way of a connection at Milan’s Centrale station. These companies include italo and the intercity line Trentalia (sometimes operating in conjunction with FrecciaRossa). Both companies offer comparable travel times of between 3 hours and 5 hours and convenient connection points in Milan on the journey to Lugano. These companies offer departure times throughout the day, leaving as early in the morning as just after 6 a.m. or as late in the evening as 10:30 p.m.
Italo offers rail service with a choice of three fare classes: Smart, Prima, and Club Executive. Each class features leather seats and access to free WiFi, but the higher classes also offer extra space and the use of lounges and welcome services (at an extra cost, of course). Italo’s tickets are only valid for the train they were purchased for, with charges applied for changes or refunds, unless you purchase a Flex ticket, which allows for free changes and a reduced fee for refunds. The Flex fare comes with an added cost.
Trentalia’s rail service offers 2nd Class seating in armchairs, free WiFi, and bistro service. Tickets are only valid for the chosen train, with non-refundable Economy fares and Semi-refundable fares available for this route. With an Economy ticket, changes can be made once before departure only. Semi-refundable tickets do allow for changes, but refunds will be assessed a fee. Note that when Trentalia operates in conjunction with FrecciaRossa, Premium, Business, and Executive classes are also available, adding such services as newspapers, silent areas, welcome drinks, and leather seating.
While traveling by train from Rome to Lugano you can enjoy such services as free WiFi and bistro dinning. Depending on the fare you wish to purchase, you can also select classes ranging from Economy to Executive. With each class level services will increase, for example from armchair seating to leather seats and from vending machines to full menus for dining options. Each class level comes with an increased price but also allows for greater flexibility for changes or refunds of tickets. Special accommodations are also available for passengers with reduced mobility, so all travelers can enjoy a safe and comfortable journey. These accommodations may include assistance at the stations and with boarding/deboarding of the trains as provided by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana. Another convenient service offered is the choice between printed and digital tickets. While some stations may require passengers to show their tickets before entering certain areas, both printed and digital formats are accepted.
Omio makes it quick and easy to find the cheapest train tickets from Roma Termini station to Lugano Station in Switzerland using search filters and easily navigable departure listings. Some helpful tips for finding the very best price for your rail journey would include booking your ticket in advance. As trains fill up, the prices for their routes will increase as well, so it’s always a good idea to get ahead of the rush, especially for holidays or popular travel times. Another helpful reminder is to be flexible in your travel plans. Sometimes the price of a ticket can vary greatly from one day to another, so if your plans allow, a little flexibility can save you a lot! Lastly, slower trains or routes with more connections tend to be less expensive than faster trains, so if your travel needs allow for a little extra time, booking a slower trip may save you money in the long run.
Travel between Rome, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland by train is: Unrestricted.
International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Lugano from Rome as this information can change.
Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 1/9/23. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Rome from Lugano.
When taking a train from Rome, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Roma Termini, Roma Tiburtina and Roma Ostiense. When you arrive in Lugano, your train can arrive in train stations including Lugano, Stazione, Lugano and Lugano FLP.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Roma Termini to Lugano, Stazione.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Roma Termini, located approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center of Rome. The most popular arrival train station in Lugano, called Lugano, Stazione, is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from its city center.
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