How to travel from Geneva to Lugano

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Travel Information to Lugano from Geneva

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$16 - $66
fastestFastest modeTrain • $66 (€57) • 4 h 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

Travel 135 miles (217 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Geneva to Lugano. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Geneva to Lugano.

Travel Tips: Travel from Geneva to Lugano

Travel Tips: 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 Geneva to Lugano.

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

The cheapest way to go to Lugano from Geneva is by taking a bus, which costs on average $16 (€14).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lugano:

A bus is $6 (€5) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Geneva to Lugano costing on average $22 (€19).

A bus is $49 (€43) less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Geneva to Lugano costing on average $66 (€57).

The fastest way from Geneva to Lugano is by train with an average journey time of 4 h 45 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lugano that can usually take longer:

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You should expect to travel around 135 miles (217 km) between Geneva and Lugano.

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Lugano is:

  • Around 30 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Geneva 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 Geneva to Lugano:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and arrive in Lugano, Stazione FS.
  • Most travelers board their train from Genève and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Geneva to Lugano:

  • You can travel by train to Lugano from Geneva with SBB, and you can find SBB Geneva to Lugano tickets for $66 (€57) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find direct trains 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 trip.

Looking to extend your trip from Geneva to Lugano? Many Omio customers who go from Geneva to Lugano usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Como or Zurich. If you're looking to explore Milan, Como or Zurich from Lugano, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

When planning your trip from Geneva to Lugano, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $16 (€14) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $22 (€19) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $66 (€57) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Geneva to Lugano online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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