|Distance||333 miles (537 km)|
|Average train duration||10 h 23 min|
|Average train ticket price||$73 (€59)|
Trains from Rome to Lugano cover the 333 miles (537 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 23 min with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $58 (€47), but the average price of train tickets is $73 (€59). Travelers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.
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 by train between Rome, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
The above information was last checked on 9/20/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Rome to Lugano closer to your date of departure here
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lugano to Rome is: Partially open
Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
What are the requirements?
The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 9/20/21. 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 Rome from Lugano here.
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.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Roma Termini and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Lugano, Stazione and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Lugano.
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