Zurich to Lugano train

Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Lugano

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

40

Average

52

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

SBB
04:05AMZurich1h53 05:58AMLugano
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401One-way
SBB
06:05AMZurich1h53 07:58AMLugano
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471One-way
SBB
06:33AMZurich1h57 08:30AMLugano
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501One-way
SBB
08:05AMZurich1h53 09:58AMLugano
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711One-way

Train schedule from Zurich to Lugano

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04:05AMZurich1h53 05:58AMLugano
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SBB
06:05AMZurich1h53 07:58AMLugano
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06:33AMZurich1h57 08:30AMLugano
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SBB
08:05AMZurich1h53 09:58AMLugano
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Fastest train times from Zurich to Lugano

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Fastest Journey

1 h 53 m

Average

1 h 54 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

155 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Zurich for Lugano every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

SBB
08:05AMZurich1h53 09:58AMLugano
0 transfers
711One-way
SBB
04:05AMZurich1h53 05:58AMLugano
0 transfers
401One-way
SBB
06:05AMZurich1h53 07:58AMLugano
0 transfers
471One-way
SBB
06:33AMZurich1h57 08:30AMLugano
0 transfers
501One-way

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Lugano

distanceDistance95 miles (154 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$51 (€46)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 15 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesTrenitalia or SBB

Trains from Zurich to Lugano cover the 95 miles (154 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 53 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia or SBB. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $51 (€46), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€21). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

Train providers: Trenitalia and SBB from Zurich to Lugano trains

Trenitalia and SBB trains will get you to Lugano from Zurich from $24 (€21). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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Trenitalia is not only Italy's national railroad company but also the country's largest train operator with an impressive 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 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.

Find the perfect train to cover the 95 miles (154 km) long route from Zurich to Lugano with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different fares like the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. 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! Check out the current Trenitalia schedule and book a cheap train between Zurich and Lugano in just a few steps. On Omio you can find all the information you need for the Zurich to Lugano trip, such as departure and arrival times, train stations, number of stops, journey times and more.

    SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next train trip to Lugano from Zurich, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.

    If you're looking for cheap SBB tickets between Zurich and Lugano, check out Omio! With one-way Zurich to Lugano train ticket prices starting as low as $24 (€21) when you book in advance, we'll help you get to Lugano from Zurich by showing you the latest SBB offers, train schedules and tickets for this 95 miles (154 km) route. You can also review relevant ticket information for each class fare available on this route, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard with SBB. If you search for SBB tickets between Zurich and Lugano in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can go paperless when taking the train. Whether you're looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train to Lugano from Zurich on offer, Omio makes it easier than ever for you to find that perfect train with SBB so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey.

    • Average Price: $24

    Travel Tips: Trains from Zurich 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 Zurich to Lugano.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Zurich to Lugano for the next 7 days starting from $24 (€21)  one way.
    If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Zurich to Lugano train price to come in at an average of $51 (€46)  one way.
    You should expect to travel around 95 miles (154 km)  to Lugano from Zurich by train.
    On average the Zurich to Lugano train travel time is 1 h 53 min  for the 95 miles (154 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    When taking a train from Zurich, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon. 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 Zürich HB   to Lugano, Stazione.

    Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Zürich HB and need to travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

    Passengers arriving in Lugano most often arrive at Lugano, Stazione and need to travel around 0.2 miles (328 m) from this train station to the city center.

    For the best Zurich to Lugano train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Trenitalia or SBB. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Lugano from Zurich to compare what amenities they may offer.
    Yes, there are 15 direct trains per day from Zurich to Lugano, and you can find a direct train for this trip with SBB  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
    The average number of trains departing Zurich for Lugano is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    The earliest train for this route departs from Zurich at 6: 33 AM. The last train leaves from Zurich at 6: 33 AM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Zurich to Lugano and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
    You can find trains to Lugano from Zurich to cost on average $51 (€46) 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 trip. You’ll see tickets for the Zurich to Lugano train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports in Zurich and Lugano

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    Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your trip to Lugano.

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