How to travel from Venice to Lugano

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Travel Information from Venice to Lugano

distanceDistance167 miles (269 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$12 - $43
fastestFastest modeTrain • $43 (€38) • 5 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Travel 167 miles (269 km) by bus, flight or train from Venice to Lugano. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Venice to Lugano.

Travel Tips: Travel from Venice to Lugano

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 Venice to Lugano.

Travel from Venice, Italy to Lugano, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Lugano from Venice restricted?

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

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

  • There are no current restrictions

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

The above information was last verified on 3/22/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip between Venice and Lugano closer to your planned date of departure here.

The restriction level for your return to Venice, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is my journey back to Venice from Lugano restricted?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Venice from Lugano?

Conditions of reentry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Venice, Italy?

You should observe these safety measures in Italy as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

This information about your return travel to Italy was last checked on 3/8/23. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Venice from Lugano closer to your date of departure here.

There are 3 ways that you can travel between Venice and Lugano. You can take a bus, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Lugano from Venice is by taking a flight, which costs on average $12 (€11).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Lugano:

A flight is $6 (€5) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Venice to Lugano costing on average $18 (€16).

Taking a flight is usually $30 (€27) less than taking a train to Lugano, which costs on average $43 (€38) for the same trip.

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 7 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, going by flight can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 167 miles (269 km) from Venice to Lugano.

The average frequency per day from Venice to Lugano is:

  • 15 trains a day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their bus from Venice, Port San Basilio and arrive in Lugano, Stazione FS.
  • Most travelers take a train from Venezia Mestre to Lugano.

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

  • You can travel from Venice to Lugano by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $18 (€16) with Flixbus from Venice to Lugano.
  • You can travel by train from Venice to Lugano with Trenitalia, and you can find Trenitalia Venice to Lugano tickets for $43 (€38) on Omio.
Many of our customers traveling from Venice to Lugano don't make Lugano their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Lugano are Milan, Como or Zurich, 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!

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

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $18 (€16) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this trip is costing $12 (€11) one way on average.
  • A train ticket costs $43 (€38) one way on average for this trip.

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

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