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from Rome to Lugano

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Travel Information to Lugano from Rome

distanceDistance333 miles (537 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$35 - $88
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $35 (€28) • 10 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $88 (€70) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAlitalia Cityliner, Flixbus or Trenitalia

Travel 333 miles (537 km) by flight, bus or train between Rome and 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 $35 (€28). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey 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?

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

Can I enter Switzerland if coming from Italy?

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

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Lugano if traveling from Rome?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before boarding for all arrivals by air
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Health declaration required
  • Health declaration required

What measures do I need to follow in Lugano, Switzerland due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Switzerland must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

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

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 between Rome and Lugano.

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

Return travel to Rome, 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 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

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 Rome, Italy was last verified on 9/15/21. 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 Rome from Lugano.

How do I reach Lugano from Rome?

There are 3 travel options from Rome to Lugano: flight, bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rome to Lugano?

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Lugano is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $35 (€28) compared to other travel options to Lugano:

A bus is generally $53 (€42) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $88 (€70) from Rome to Lugano.

Taking a bus is about $24 (€19) less than taking a train, which costs on average $59 (€47) for this trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Rome to 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, getting to Lugano by train can take on average 5 h 18 min.

What is the distance from Rome to Lugano?

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

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

The average frequency per day from Rome to Lugano is:

  • Around 10 trains per 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.

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Rome to Lugano?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Rome, Tiburtina Station and arrive in Lugano, Stazione Noranco.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Roma Termini and 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 travel from Rome to Lugano by flight with Alitalia Cityliner. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $88 (€70) with Alitalia Cityliner from Rome to Lugano.
  • You can go to Lugano from Rome by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $35 (€28) with Flixbus from Rome to Lugano on Omio.
  • You can go to Lugano from Rome by train with Trenitalia. You'll see cheap train tickets for $59 (€47) with Trenitalia from Rome to Lugano on Omio.
What is another destination I should add to my tour from Rome to Lugano?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Rome to Lugano often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Zurich or Como. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Rome and Lugano itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lugano and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy tickets to Lugano from Rome online for the best deals?

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

  • A plane ticket is costing on average $88 (€70) one way for this journey.
  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $35 (€28) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route costs on average $59 (€47) one way.

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.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rome
Roma Ostiense
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Roma Termini
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Refreshments
WC

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
Roma Tiburtina
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