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Trains from Turin to Lugano

There is one daily passenger train from Turin in Italy to Lugano in Switzerland. This adds up to around 5 weekly trains commuting between the two destinations. When you book a ticket to travel to Lugano from Turin by train, you will have one transfer at Milan Centrale before arriving at your final destination. On average, it takes approximately 2h 24min to travel the 88 miles (143 km) journey. There is plenty of things to see and do in Lugano, including visiting the eponymous Lake Lugano and stopping by the San Lorenzo Cathedral.

 

Turin to Lugano Train Time: Daily Departures

As already mentioned, only one train travels from Turin to Lugano on a daily basis. This comes to around 5 weekly trains from Turin to Lugano. There are no weekend trains from Turin to Lugano. The train departs from Torino Porta Susa at around 05:05 a.m. and travels for approximately 2h 24min to arrive at Lugano at around 07:29 a.m. All passengers from Turin to Lugano by train make a single transfer at Milan Centrale.

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

It takes approximately 2h 24min to travel from Turin to Lugano by train. The train takes around 52min to travel from Turin to Milan Centrale where passengers make a transfer before embarking on another 1h 15min travel to Lugano.

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

Departure train station: Trains from Turin to Lugano depart from Torino Porta Susa train station. Built in 1868, this train station has six platforms and is located a few miles to the north of the city center. The station is 1.06 miles (1.7 km) from Turin Porta Nuova train station. Travelers can get to the station on foot, by taxi, or via metro. Amenities at the station include ticketing machines, a small bar, and a cafe, ATMs, and luggage storage facilities.

Arrival train station: Trains from Turin to Lugano arrive at Lugano railway station. Located to the west of the city side on a hillside, this railway station is owned and operated by Swiss Federal Railways and was opened in 1874. Travelers can get to the train station by bus or taxi. Amenities at Lugano train station include an information desk, ticketing machines, tourist information, taxi rank, shops, and restaurants.

Which train companies travel from Turin to Lugano?

Travelers from Turin to Lugano by train can book their tickets with the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB). SBB offers an impressive fleet of trains with varying levels of amenities, comfort, and speed. SBB operates one daily train from Turin to Lugano on weekdays, with no weekend trains between the two cities. The high-speed Turin to Lugano train makes one transfer in Milan before reaching its final destination after approximately 2h 24min of travel.

SBB trains from Turin to Lugano

As already mentioned, SBB offers one daily passenger train service from Turin to Lugano. The train departs from Torino Porta Susa at around 5:05 a.m. and travels for approximately 52min to Milan Centrale where it makes a transfer and embarks on another 1h 15min min journey to Lugano.

 

Train Turin to Lugano: Services on Board

All SBB trains from Turin to Lugano come with first-class as well as second-class coaches. First-class cabins have fewer and larger seats with enhanced legroom and storage. In most Turin to Lugano trains, first-class cabins are located in the upper deck giving travelers an excellent view of the countryside landscape during their travel. First-class cabins are popular with leisure travelers who are kin to create memorable experiences exploring the region. If you are looking for cheap trains from Turin to Lugano, then you should consider purchasing SBB’s second-class tickets. Mostly located in the lower decks, second-class cabins are a little bit more crowded with smaller seats and reduced legroom. However, they offer a comfortable travel experience nonetheless. Some of the standard amenities in all SBB trains include power sockets next to every seat, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, onboard entertainment, and toiletries. While SBB does not have an official luggage allowance policy, travelers are expected to come on board with manageable luggage that they can lift and store in the luggage compartment without struggle or inconveniencing other travelers. You can know how much luggage you can bring along for your trip by checking the SBB train timetable. Trains with "very high occupancy expected label" are often quite crowded and may not be ideal for traveling with much luggage. Foldable bikes and pushchairs are allowed aboard SBB trains as long as you can fold and store them in the luggage compartment. All SBB trains have special seats for travelers with mobility challenges. Small dogs travel for free while large canines are paid for, usually at 50% of the cost of second-class tickets.

 

How to find cheap trains from Turin to Lugano?

There are many ways of finding cheap trains from Turin to Lugano. One of the most common ways is by booking your Turin to Lugano ticket several weeks or months in advance. Like most European train companies, SBB releases their train tickets around six months in advance. These tickets are usually discounted if you book early. If you know your travel dates, you can find cheap Turin to Lugano train tickets by booking early. Flexibility with your travel times can also save you money on your Turin to Lugano train tickets. Train tickets tend to cost more during peak hours (usually 06:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 03:00 p.m. to 07:00 p.m. ). You can find cheap trains from Turin to Lugano when you opt to travel outside of these peak hours. Traveling by slower or connecting trains is another excellent way of commuting from Turin to Lugano without paying through the nose. While you will take a little longer to get to your final destination, you will certainly save money and have more time on your hands to enjoy the countryside view. Finally, you can save money on your Turin to Lugano train ticket by taking a look at Omio guides for deals and offers on train tickets.

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Trains from Turin 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 Turin to Lugano.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Lugano, Switzerland if I'm coming from Turin, Italy by train?

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

Is international entry into Lugano from Turin 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 Turin?

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
  • 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 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Turin to Lugano closer to your date of departure here

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

Return travel from Switzerland to Italy is: Partially open.

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

Entry into 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?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 Turin, 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: Mandatory

Last checked on 11/29/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Turin from Lugano.

How much do cheap trains to Lugano from Turin cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Turin and Lugano for the next 7 days starting from $35 (€29)  one way.
What is the cost of a train from Turin to Lugano?
The Turin to Lugano train ticket price is on average $37 (€31)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How far is Turin to Lugano by train?
The train distance from Turin to Lugano is around 89 miles (143 km).
How many hours is the train time to Lugano from Turin?
The train time to Lugano from Turin is on average 3 h 34 min  for the 89 miles (143 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Lugano from Turin by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Turin to Lugano depart from? Which Lugano train station do I come into from Turin?

Some of the Turin train stations to Lugano you can start your journey from include Torino Porta Nuova, Torino Porta Susa and Torino Dora. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Lugano include Lugano, Stazione, Lugano and Lugano FLP.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Torino Porta Nuova   and arriving in Lugano, Stazione.

Where is the train station in Turin to go to Lugano? Where is the train station in Lugano located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Torino Porta Nuova, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Turin.

The most popular arrival train station, Lugano, Stazione, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center of Lugano.

How many train services are there from Turin to Lugano a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Turin to Lugano. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Turin to Lugano? When is the last train from Turin to Lugano?
You can take the first train from Turin to Lugano at 4: 54 AM. The last train from Turin to Lugano that you can take departs at 4: 54 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Turin to Lugano schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
How early should I purchase Turin to Lugano train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Turin to Lugano is on average $37 (€31) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Lugano from Turin available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Torino Porta Nuova is the most popular Turin 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 Turin for your trip to Lugano.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Torino Porta Nuova
Metro lines: 1
Tram lines: 9
Bus lines: 68, 275, 282
Train lines: FR, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, SFM3
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Torino Porta Susa
Metro lines: Fermi-Bengasi Line
Tram lines: 3, 4, 9, 10, 13, 15, 16 CD, 16 CS
Bus lines: 1, 1C, CP1, M1S, 1N, OB1, SE1, SM! VE1, 268
Train lines: Torino-Aeroporto-Ceres Line, SFM1, 2 - 7