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from Geneva to Lugano

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

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Travel Information to Lugano from Geneva

distanceDistance135 miles (217 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$74 - $215
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $74 (€60) • 6 h 9 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $215 (€175) • 3 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Alitalia or SBB

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 135 miles (217 km) from Geneva to Lugano. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $74 (€60). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Alitalia or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Geneva to Lugano.

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FAQs
How do I reach Lugano from Geneva?

There are 3 ways to travel to Lugano from Geneva including taking a bus, flight or train.

What is the cheapest way from Geneva to Lugano?

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lugano is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $74 (€60) compared to other travel options to Lugano:

Taking a train is usually $6 (€5) less than taking a bus to Lugano, which costs on average $80 (€65) for the same trip.

Taking a train is about $141 (€115) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $215 (€175) for this journey.

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

The quickest way to travel to Lugano from Geneva is by flight, which takes on average 3 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 7 h 35 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 6 h 9 min   on average.

What is the distance from Geneva to Lugano?

The distance is approximately 135 miles (217 km) from Geneva to Lugano.

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

The average frequency per day from Geneva to Lugano is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

Where do I depart from Geneva? Where do I arrive in Lugano?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Geneva to Lugano:

  • Buses mostly leave from Geneva, Eaux-Vives and tend to arrive in Lugano, Stazione Noranco.
  • Trains from Geneva to Lugano most often leave from Genève and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Geneva to Lugano?

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

  • You can travel by bus between Geneva and Lugano with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Geneva to Lugano tickets for $80 (€65) on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane between Geneva and Lugano with Alitalia, and you can find Alitalia Geneva to Lugano tickets for $215 (€175) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Geneva and Lugano by train with SBB. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $74 (€60) with SBB from Geneva to Lugano.
Can I travel directly from Geneva to Lugano?

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

  • You can book a direct bus with BlaBlaCar.

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 journey.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Geneva to Lugano ends?
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, Zurich or Como. If you're looking to explore Milan, Zurich or Como from Lugano, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy Geneva to Lugano tickets online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Geneva 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 costs $80 (€65) one way on average for this trip.
  • A plane ticket for this journey is costing $215 (€175) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $74 (€60) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Geneva 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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