How to travel from Zurich to Lugano

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Travel Information between Zurich and Lugano

distanceDistance95 miles (154 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $73
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 1 h 57 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $5 (€4) • 1 h 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 95 miles (154 km) between Zurich and Lugano. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 57 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€4). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Vueling among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight or train from Zurich to Lugano.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich 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 Zurich to Lugano.

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

The cheapest way to travel to Lugano from Zurich is by taking a train with an average price of $5 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Lugano:

Taking a train is about $9 (€8) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $14 (€12) for this route.

A train is $68 (€59) less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Zurich to Lugano costing on average $73 (€63).

The fastest way to get to Lugano from Zurich is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 57 min.

Other travel options to Lugano can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 5 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 15 h 5 min.

The distance is approximately 95 miles (154 km) from Zurich to Lugano.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Lugano is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • Around 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Zurich and 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 when traveling from Zurich to Lugano:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Lugano, Stazione FS.
  • Most travelers board their train from Zürich HB and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

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

  • You can travel between Zurich and Lugano by flight with Vueling. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $73 (€63) with Vueling from Zurich to Lugano.

Yes, there are direct routes from Zurich to Lugano with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 15 direct trains per day to Lugano with SBB.

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

Many of our customers traveling from Zurich to Lugano don't make Lugano their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Lugano are Milan, Como or Lucerne, 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 Zurich 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 is costing on average $14 (€12) one way for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $73 (€63) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $5 (€4) one way.

But we recommend booking Zurich 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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