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Trip Zurich Lugano

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Lugano

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1 suggested route to go from Zurich to Lugano by flight, train, car, bus

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How to get from Zurich to Lugano?

We are suggesting 1 routes by train, bus, carpooling, plane to plan your trip Zurich Lugano. Routes displayed are sorted depending on a performance indicator (calculated from number of changes, expected duration, distance between an airport and the center of the city it serves...). You'll be able to:
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All modes of transport Zurich-Lugano

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Lugano (Switzerland) with a distance of 97 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Zurich Lugano is a direct bound.
Trains InterRegio (IR) of SBB CFF FFS to Lugano leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Lugano will take place at Lugano station (1.1 mi from the city centre).
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Lugano.
The direct flight Zurich > Lugano will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Lugano (Lugano airport, IATA code: LUG) operated by Darwin Airline.
No coach company allows you to get you directly to Lugano from Zurich without changing buses, you will have to take the coach lines Zurich-Milan and Milan-Lugano.
You will board a coach of FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Milan autostazione bus station (3.4 mi from Milan, Italy). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (0.8 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Milan. Once arrived in Milan, take another coach of FlixBus that will take you to Lugano bus station ( Switzerland).

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Lugano?

Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Lugano (96.9 mi)
Railway companies
Trenord provides a rail connection Milan-Lugano with the train Regionale from Milano Centrale railway station (1.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Lugano at arrival (1.1 mi from centre)
SBB CFF FFS transports passengers on a rail line from Zurich to Lugano with the train InterRegio (IR) which leaves Zurich HB station to arrive at Lugano railway station ( Switzerland)
Bus companies
FlixBus operates the intercity bus services from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Milan autostazione (Lombardy Italy) and between the city of Milan (serving Milan autostazione bus station at 3.4 mi from centre) and the city of Lugano where the coach will drop you off at Lugano Nord station situated at about 1.7 mi from Lugano city centre.
Darwin Airline carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Lugano (arrival at Lugano LUG airport)
Swiss International Airlines flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Milan (serving Linate LIN airport)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Lugano

When travelling from Lugano to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Milan located at 136 mi from Zurich and 39 mi away from Lugano (Italy) Lucerne situated at 25 mi from Zurich and at approximately 79 mi from Lugano, Zug located at 14 mi from Zurich and 84 mi away from Lugano (Switzerland). If you have some time on your way to Lugano or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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