How to travel from Florence to Lugano

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Travel Information from Florence to Lugano

distanceDistance190 miles (307 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $43
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€37) • 5 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Travel 190 miles (307 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Florence to Lugano. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Florence to Lugano.

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FAQs

Travel from Florence, Italy to Lugano, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Lugano from Florence restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lugano, Switzerland from Florence?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lugano, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Florence and Lugano closer to your planned date of departure here.

The current restriction level for returning to Florence, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Florence, Italy from Lugano, Switzerland?

Reentering Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Florence from Lugano?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Florence, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The information above was last checked on 1/9/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Florence from Lugano here.

There are 4 travel options from Florence to Lugano: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Lugano is by taking a flight. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Lugano:

A flight is $15 (€13) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Florence to Lugano costing on average $17 (€15).

Taking a flight is about $40 (€35) less than taking a train, which costs on average $43 (€37) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel from Florence to Lugano is by train, which takes on average 5 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 9 h 50 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 190 miles (307 km) from Florence to Lugano.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Lugano is:

  • 19 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Florence and Lugano as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Florence to Lugano depart from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 to Lugano, Stazione FS.
  • Most travelers board their train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Lugano by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Florence to Lugano tickets on Omio for $17 (€15).
  • Trenitalia can take you to Lugano by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Trenitalia from Florence to Lugano for $43 (€37).

Yes, there are direct routes from Florence to Lugano with the following travel companies:

  • You can take a direct bus with.
  • You can book a direct train with.

Direct services to Lugano tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your route.

Omio customers who travel from Florence to Lugano often also extend their vacation to go to Milan, Como or Zurich. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lugano and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $17 (€15) one way.
  • A plane ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this route.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $43 (€37) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Florence 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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