You can get from Milan to Lugano by train, bus or flight.
To get from Milan to Lugano on Dec 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||38 miles (62 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, ferry, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$12 - $26|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $12 (€11) • 1 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $26 (€24) • 1 h 18 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus or Trenitalia|
Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 38 miles (62 km) to Lugano from Milan. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $12 (€11). 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.
Travel between Milan, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.
Conditions of entry into Switzerland:
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:
This information was last checked on 11/6/22. 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 from Milan to Lugano.
Return travel to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.
Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.
Requirements for reentering Italy:
All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:
The above information about your return travel to Milan, Italy was last verified on 11/17/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to your planned date of travel to Milan from Lugano.
There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Lugano: bus, ferry, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Milan to Lugano is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $12 (€11) compared to other travel options to Lugano:
Taking a bus is about $14 (€13) less than taking a train, which costs on average $26 (€24) for this journey.
The quickest way to travel to Lugano from Milan is by train, which takes on average 1 h 18 min compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:
In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 1 h 20 min.
The distance is approximately 38 miles (62 km) from Milan to Lugano.
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, ferry, flight 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 route.
When planning your trip from Milan to Lugano, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:
However, we recommend buying tickets from Milan to Lugano online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.
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