You can get from Milan to Lugano by train, bus or flight.
To get from Milan to Lugano on Sep 20 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||38 miles (62 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$10 - $21|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $10 (€8) • 1 h 15 min|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $10 (€8) • 1 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Trenitalia|
Take a bus or train to travel 38 miles (62 km) between Milan and Lugano. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 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 route are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Milan to Lugano.
Those looking to travel from Milan to Lugano can choose either buses or trains to make the journey. Journey times between the two cities by direct bus or train are similar, taking between 1-3 hours. As the cities are only 78 kilometers apart making the journey by plane is not possible.
Return trips from Lugano to Milan are also available.
Flixbus and Baltour have up to 4 direct buses from Milan to Lugano per day with journey times of between 1 and 3 hours, starting in the early hours of the morning and continuing until just after 5:00 p.m. Buses depart from Milan Lampugnano Bus Station in the city center. The station is well linked to Milan's efficient transport network of Metro trains, local buses and one of the world's largest tram systems. Taxis and car rentals are also available at the station. Buses terminate on the Via Basilea next to the city's train station and close to central Lugano.
Trains from Milan to Lugano depart 16 times per day from just after 7:00 p.m. until around 10:00 p.m. These depart from Milano Centrale and take approximately 1 hour. There are also frequent departures from Milano Porta Garibaldi which connect at Chiasso and take around 1.5 hours. Both stations are centrally located and on Metro lines. Local buses, trams, taxis and car rentals link both stations to the city and surrounding areas. Lugano Station is on a hillside overlooking both the city and Lake Lugano with a funicular taking passengers down to the center and the lake. Much of Lugano is pedestrianized and very hilly so exploring on foot is the easiest option. Funiculars, ferries and taxis make up its public transport network.
International travel from Milan, Italy to Lugano, Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 9/13/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your upcoming trip to Lugano from Milan.
The restriction level for your return to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.
Entry into Italy is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Conditions of reentry into Italy:
You should observe these safety measures in Italy as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 9/17/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Milan from Lugano closer to your date of departure here.
You can travel from Milan to Lugano 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lugano is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $10 (€8) compared to other travel options to Lugano:
Taking a bus is usually $11 (€9) less than taking a train to Lugano, which costs on average $21 (€17) for the same trip.
The fastest way from Milan to Lugano is by bus with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.
There are alternative travel options to Lugano that can usually take longer:
In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 18 min on average.
The distance from Milan to Lugano is approximately 38 miles (62 km).
The average frequency per day from Milan to Lugano is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Lugano from Milan as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Milan to Lugano:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Milan to Lugano with the following travel companies:
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.
Before traveling from Milan to Lugano, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:
But we recommend booking Milan 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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