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from Lugano to Milan

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

Our recommendation

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

07:32PMLugano FLP1h18 08:50PMMilan Centrale
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07:32PMLugano FLP1h18 08:50PMMilan Centrale
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09:32AMLugano FLP1h18 10:50AMMilan Centrale
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05:32PMLugano FLP1h18 06:50PMMilan Centrale
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11:33AMLugano FLP1h17 12:50PMMilan Centrale
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Wed
Oct 20
$30Trenitalia
$31Trenitalia
Thu
Oct 21
$30Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Fri
Oct 22
$30Trenitalia
$12Flixbus
Sat
Oct 23
$21Trenitalia
$12Flixbus
Sun
Oct 24
$21Trenitalia
$12Flixbus
Mon
Oct 25
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Tue
Oct 26
$21Trenitalia
$12Flixbus
Wed
Oct 27
$21Trenitalia
$23Trenitalia
Thu
Oct 28
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Fri
Oct 29
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Sat
Oct 30
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Sun
Oct 31
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Mon
Nov 1
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Tue
Nov 2
$21Trenitalia
$12Flixbus
Wed
Nov 3
$21Trenitalia
$15Flixbus
Thu
Nov 4
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Fri
Nov 5
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Sat
Nov 6
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Sun
Nov 7
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Mon
Nov 8
$21Trenitalia
$10Flixbus
Tue
Nov 9
$21Trenitalia
$12Flixbus

Travel Information between Lugano and Milan

distanceDistance38 miles (62 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $21
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Travel 38 miles (62 km) by bus or train to Milan from Lugano. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Lugano to Milan.

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How to get from Lugano to Milan

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Lugano to Milan, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Lugano to Milan and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
Does Italy have any COVID-19 travel restrictions for people traveling to Milan from Lugano?

Travel between Lugano, Switzerland and Milan, Italy is: Partially open.

Can travelers from Switzerland enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Milan from Lugano?

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Milan, Italy?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Italy has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 10/19/21. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey to Milan from Lugano.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Milan, Italy?

The restriction level for your return to Lugano, Switzerland from Italy is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Lugano from Milan restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Lugano from Milan?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Lugano, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 10/15/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Lugano from Milan closer to your date of departure here.

How do I reach Milan from Lugano?

There are 2 ways to get from Lugano to Milan: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Lugano to Milan?

The cheapest way to get from Lugano to Milan is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€8) compared to other travel options to Milan:

A bus is generally $11 (€9) less than a train for the same journey. Taking a train costs on average $21 (€17) from Lugano to Milan.

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

The quickest way to travel between Lugano and Milan is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 18 min.

How far is it from Lugano to Milan?

You should expect to travel around 38 miles (62 km) between Lugano and Milan.

How many services a day are there to Milan from Lugano?

The average frequency per day from Lugano to Milan is:

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

When traveling between Lugano and Milan, what are the departure and arrival points in Lugano and Milan?

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

  • Buses from Lugano to Milan most often leave from Lugano, Stazione Noranco and arrive in Milan, Stazione Centrale.
  • Trains mostly leave from Lugano, Stazione and tend to arrive in Milano Centrale.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Lugano to Milan?

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

  • You can travel by bus from Lugano to Milan with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Lugano to Milan tickets for $10 (€8) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Lugano to Milan with Trenitalia. Cheap tickets can be found for $21 (€17) with Trenitalia from Lugano to Milan.
Where should I go next after I travel from Lugano to Milan?
Many of our customers traveling from Lugano to Milan don't make Milan their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Milan are Rome, Paris or Naples, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Milan to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets between Lugano and Milan online for the best deals?

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

  • A bus ticket for this route is costing $10 (€8) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $21 (€17) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Lugano to Milan 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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