COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sep 21
Sep 22
$133Alitalia Cityliner
Sep 23
Sep 24
Find prices
Sep 26
Sep 27
Find prices
Sep 28
Find prices
Sep 29
Sep 30
Oct 1
Find prices
$55Alitalia Cityliner
Oct 2
Find prices
Find prices
Oct 3
Oct 4
Find prices

These companies trust us. We sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

Train Information from Rome to Lugano

distanceDistance333 miles (537 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 23 min
priceAverage train ticket price$73 (€59)
changesDirect trainYes

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.

Trains from Rome to Lugano

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.

Rome to Lugano Train Time: Daily Departures

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.

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

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.

What is the departure and arrival stations for trains from Rome to Lugano?

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.

Which train companies travel from Rome to Lugano?

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 trains from Rome to Lugano

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 trains from Rome to Lugano

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.

Train Rome to Lugano: Services on Board

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.

How to find cheap train tickets from Rome to Lugano?

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 Tips

Trains from Rome to Lugano
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 Rome to Lugano.
Is travel by train currently allowed from Rome, Italy to Lugano, Switzerland?

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

Is international entry into Lugano from Rome restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

Entry Requirements:

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

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

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Lugano, Switzerland to Rome, Italy?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Lugano to Rome is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from Switzerland?

Reentry to 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?

What are the requirements?

  • 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 Rome, Italy?

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

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

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.

How much do cheap train tickets to Lugano from Rome cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Rome to Lugano for as low as $58 (€47)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Rome to Lugano?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $73 (€59)  for a train ticket to Lugano from Rome.
How far is Lugano from Rome by train?
The distance to Lugano from Rome by train is approximately 333 miles (537 km).
How long is the train to Lugano from Rome?
On average the Rome to Lugano train travel time is 10 h 23 min  for the 333 miles (537 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Rome to Lugano do I depart from? Which Lugano train station from Rome do I arrive in?

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.

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

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.

What time is the earliest train from Rome to Lugano? What time is the last train from Rome to Lugano?
The first Rome to Lugano train departs at 10: 40 AM   and the last train from Rome to Lugano leaves at 9: 55 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Rome to Lugano on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Rome and Lugano for the best deals?
You can find trains between Rome and Lugano to cost on average $73 (€59) 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 Rome to Lugano train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Roma Ostiense
Roma Termini

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Roma Tiburtina