How to travel from Rome to Lugano

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Travel Information from Rome to Lugano

distanceDistance333 miles (537 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$46 - $71
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $46 (€40) • 10 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $57 (€50) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Aeroitalia or Trenitalia

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 333 miles (537 km) to Lugano from Rome. 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 $46 (€40). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Aeroitalia or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Lugano.

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Travel Tips: Travel to Lugano easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Rome to Lugano.
FAQs

Travel between Rome, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Italy enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

This information was last checked on 1/24/23. 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 between Rome and Lugano.

Return travel to Rome, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

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: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Rome, Italy was last verified on 1/9/23. 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.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Rome and Lugano. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Lugano is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $46 (€40) compared to other travel options to Lugano:

A bus is $11 (€10) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Rome to Lugano costing on average $57 (€50).

A bus is $25 (€22) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Rome to Lugano costing on average $71 (€62).

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, going by bus can take 10 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 9 h 28 min.

You should expect to travel around 333 miles (537 km) between Rome and Lugano.

The average frequency per day from Rome to Lugano is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Rome to Lugano 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 Rome to Lugano:

  • Buses mostly leave from Rome, Termini and tend to arrive in Lugano, Stazione FS.
  • Trains most often depart from Rome at Roma Termini and arrive in Lugano at Lugano, Stazione.

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 bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $46 (€40) with Flixbus from Rome to Lugano on Omio.
  • You can travel by plane from Rome to Lugano with Aeroitalia, and you can find Aeroitalia Rome to Lugano tickets for $57 (€50) on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Rome to Lugano with Trenitalia. Cheap tickets can be found for $71 (€62) with Trenitalia from Rome to Lugano.

Yes, there are direct services available from Rome to Lugano with the following travel companies:

  • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can take a direct flight with ITA.
  • You'll find direct trains with.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lugano as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Rome to Lugano.

Your trip from Rome to Lugano doesn't have to end in Lugano. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Milan, Como or Zurich. If you’d like to add Milan, Como or Zurich to your Rome to Lugano tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Lugano today!

When planning your trip from Rome to Lugano, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $46 (€40) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets cost $57 (€50) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $71 (€62) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Rome to Lugano online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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