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from Rome to Lugano

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Travel Information between Rome and Lugano

distanceDistance333 miles (537 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$33 - $83
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $33 (€28) • 10 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $83 (€70) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlitalia Cityliner, Flixbus or Trenitalia

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 333 miles (537 km) from Rome to Lugano. If speed is a priority, then a flight 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 $33 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Alitalia Cityliner, Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Rome to Lugano.

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FAQs
Is international travel between Rome, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland allowed?

Travel from Rome, Italy to Lugano, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Lugano from Rome restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lugano, Switzerland from Rome?

  • 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 COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Lugano, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

The above information was last verified on 11/29/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Rome and Lugano closer to your planned date of departure here.

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

The current restriction level for returning to Rome, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Am I allowed to reenter Rome, Italy from Lugano, Switzerland?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Rome from Lugano?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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

Which rules do I need to follow in Rome, Italy regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Italy must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

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

The information above was last checked on 12/7/21. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Rome from Lugano here.

How do I travel from Rome to Lugano?

You can travel to Lugano from Rome 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Rome to Lugano the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Lugano is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $33 (€28) compared to other travel options to Lugano:

Taking a bus is usually $50 (€42) less than taking a flight to Lugano, which costs on average $83 (€70) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $23 (€19) less than taking a train, which costs on average $56 (€47) for this journey.

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

The fastest way from Rome to Lugano is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 10 min.

There are alternative travel options to Lugano that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Lugano by bus can take on average 10 h 30 min.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 18 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Rome to Lugano?

The distance is approximately 333 miles (537 km) from Rome to Lugano.

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

The average frequency per day from Rome to Lugano is:

  • 10 trains a day.

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

When traveling to Lugano from Rome, what are the departure and arrival points in Rome and Lugano?

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

  • Buses most often depart from Rome at Rome, Termini (G) and arrive in Lugano at Lugano, Stazione Noranco.
  • Trains mostly leave from Roma Termini and tend to arrive in Lugano, Stazione.
Who can get me from Rome to Lugano?

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

  • You can go to Lugano from Rome by plane with Alitalia Cityliner. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $83 (€70) with Alitalia Cityliner from Rome to Lugano on Omio.
  • You can travel from Rome to Lugano by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $33 (€28) with Flixbus from Rome to Lugano.
  • You can take a train from Rome to Lugano with Trenitalia. Cheap tickets can be found for $56 (€47) with Trenitalia from Rome to Lugano.
Where should I go next after I travel between Rome and Lugano?
Many of our customers traveling from Rome to Lugano don't make Lugano their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Lugano are Milan, Zurich or Como, 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 Rome to Lugano tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket costs $83 (€70) one way on average for this trip.
  • A bus ticket costs $33 (€28) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $56 (€47) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Rome to Lugano tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.