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from Basel to Lugano

You can get from Basel to Lugano by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Basel to Lugano on Oct 21 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:33AMBasel SBB2h57 11:30AMLugano, Stazione
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08:33AMBasel SBB2h57 11:30AMLugano, Stazione
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09:03AMBasel SBB2h55 11:58AMLugano, Stazione
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10:03AMBasel SBB2h55 12:58PMLugano, Stazione
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08:18AMBasel, Brausebad3h12 11:30AMLugano, Stazione
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Travel Information from Basel to Lugano

distanceDistance125 miles (202 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$43 - $105
fastestFastest modeTrain • $105 (€86) • 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SBB

Take a bus or train to travel 125 miles (202 km) from Basel to Lugano. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Basel to Lugano.

Travel Tips

Travel from Basel to Lugano
Travel 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 Basel to Lugano.
How do I reach Lugano from Basel?

There are 2 ways to travel between Basel and Lugano including taking a bus or train.

How do I get from Basel to Lugano the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to travel between Basel and Lugano is by taking a bus with an average price of $43 (€35).

This is compared to other travel options to Lugano:

A bus is $62 (€51) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Basel to Lugano costing on average $105 (€86).

What is the fastest way to get from Basel to Lugano?

The fastest way to get to Lugano from Basel is by train with an average travel time of 55 min.

Other travel options to Lugano can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Lugano by bus can take on average 0 h 0 min.

How many miles from Basel to Lugano would I travel?

The distance is approximately 125 miles (202 km) from Basel to Lugano.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Basel to Lugano?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Lugano is:

  • 25 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Basel to Lugano as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Basel to Lugano, what are the departure and arrival points in Basel and Lugano?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Basel to Lugano:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Basel and arrive in Lugano, Stazione Noranco.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Basel SBB and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.
Which travel companies can take me from Basel to Lugano?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Lugano, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Lugano by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Basel to Lugano for $43 (€35) on Omio.
  • Travel with SBB to go to Lugano by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SBB Basel to Lugano tickets on Omio for $105 (€86).
What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Basel to Lugano?
Many of our customers traveling from Basel to Lugano don't make Lugano their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Lugano are Milan, Zurich or Como, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Lugano to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I purchase my Basel to Lugano one way ticket online to get the best deals?

Before traveling from Basel to Lugano, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $43 (€35) one way for this journey.
  • A train ticket for this journey is costing $105 (€86) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Basel to Lugano tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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