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from Venice to Lugano

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Travel Information between Venice and Lugano

distanceDistance167 miles (269 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$29 - $45
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $29 (€24) • 6 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $45 (€38) • 5 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Travel 167 miles (269 km) by bus or train to Lugano from Venice. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€24). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Venice to Lugano.

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FAQs

What are the international travel restrictions for Switzerland due to COVID-19 if I’m traveling between Venice and Lugano?

International travel from Venice, 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 Venice?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • COVID-19 test required after arrival, between day 4 and day 7
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 1/13/22; 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 Venice and Lugano.

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Italy from Lugano, Switzerland?

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

Am I allowed to reenter Venice, 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 Venice from Lugano?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 48 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

Which rules do I need to follow in Venice, 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 1/18/22. 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 Venice from Lugano here.

How do I travel from Venice to Lugano?

You can travel to Lugano from Venice 2 different ways: bus or train.

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

The cheapest way to go to Lugano from Venice is by taking a bus, which costs on average $29 (€24).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lugano:

A bus is generally $16 (€13) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $45 (€38) from Venice to Lugano.

What is the fastest way from Venice to Lugano?

The fastest way from Venice to Lugano is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 18 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 40 min   of travel time.

How far is Lugano from Venice?

Lugano is approximately 167 miles (269 km) away from Venice.

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

The average frequency per day from Venice to Lugano is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

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

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

  • Most travelers take a bus from Venezia, Aeroporto internazionale Marco Polo di Venezia to Lugano, Stazione Noranco.
  • Most travelers who buy a train ticket from Venice to Lugano depart from Venezia Mestre to Lugano, Stazione.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Venice to Lugano?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Venice to Lugano, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Lugano by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with Flixbus from Venice to Lugano for $29 (€24) on Omio.
  • Travel with Trenitalia for trains to Lugano. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Trenitalia Venice to Lugano tickets on Omio for $45 (€38).

Where should I go next after I travel from Venice to Lugano?

Omio customers who travel from Venice to Lugano often also extend their vacation to go to Milan, Zurich or Como. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Lugano and these popular destinations at a great price.

When should I buy a ticket from Venice to Lugano online to score the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $29 (€24) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $45 (€38) one way.

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

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