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from Milan to Lugano

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

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To get from Milan to Lugano on Jun 15 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10AMMilan Centrale1h40 09:50AMLugano FLP
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Jun 14
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Jun 15
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Jun 16
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Jun 18
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Jun 22
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Jun 23
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Jun 24
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Jun 25
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Jun 26
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Jun 27
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Jun 30
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Jul 2
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Travel from Milan to Lugano: Journey Details

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.

How to get from Milan to Lugano

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Milan to Lugano, 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 Milan to Lugano 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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Buses from Milan to Lugano

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

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.

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

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

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test (with a negative test result) taken 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Entry is dependent on the visitor residing at least 10 days in a non high-risk area
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Proof of a negative test is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)

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

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 6/13/21. 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 from Milan to Lugano.

Are there restrictions on reentering Italy from Lugano, Switzerland due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Switzerland?

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

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Italy from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Milan, Italy was last verified on 6/11/21. 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.

How do I go from Milan to Lugano?

You can travel from Milan to Lugano by bus or train.

What is the distance from Milan to Lugano?

The distance from Milan to Lugano is approximately 38 miles (62 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in Milan and in Lugano?

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Milan, Stazione Centrale and arrive in Lugano, Stazione Noranco.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Milan to Lugano?

Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Milan to Lugano:

  • You can go to Lugano from Milan by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $13 (€10) with Flixbus from Milan to Lugano on Omio.
Is there a direct service from Milan to Lugano?

Yes, there is a direct service from Milan to Lugano:

  • You'll find direct bus services to Lugano with Flixbus.

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.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Milan to Lugano?
Many of our customers traveling from Milan to Lugano don't make Lugano their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Lugano are Zurich, Como or Lucerne, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Lugano to any of these top destinations today!
How early should I book Milan to Lugano tickets online to score the best deals?

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:

  • Bus tickets cost $13 (€10) one way on average.

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.

What is the fastest way to travel between Milan and Lugano?

Going by bus is the quickest way from Milan to Lugano with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Milano - Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1<br>Bus lines 68
Milano Centrale
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines M1, M2, M3, M5
Milano Porta Garibaldi
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