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Train Information between Lugano and Venice

distanceDistance167 miles (269 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€40)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersTrenitalia

Trains from Lugano to Venice cover the 167 miles (269 km) long route taking on average 5 h 17 min with our travel partners like Trenitalia. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £33, but the average price of train tickets is £36. Travellers depart most frequently from Lugano, Stazione and arrive in Venezia Mestre.

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Trenitalia Lugano – Venice

For as little as £33 you can travel by train between Lugano and Venice with Trenitalia. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.


Trenitalia train tickets between Lugano and Venice are available on Omio for as little as £33. Trenitalia is Italy’s national railway operator with a huge fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates trains such as the Eurocity (EC), Euronotte (EN), InterCity (IC), InterCitynotte (ICN), as well as the Regionale Veloce (RV), Regionale (R), Suburbano (S) and Metropolitano (M). Toilets and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

Trenitalia offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travellers, which you can use on Omio. When travelling on a Trenitalia train between Lugano and Venice, you can expect to travel 167 miles (269 km). Check Trenitalia’s train timetables and tickets for the Lugano to Venice route and book your cheap ticket on Omio today!

These are Trenitalia 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train from Lugano to Venice:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here:
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here:
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: Or in Italian here:

Travel Tips

Trains from Lugano to Venice
Travel by train to Venice 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 Lugano to Venice.
Is travel by train currently allowed from Lugano, Switzerland to Venice, Italy?

Travel between Lugano, Switzerland and Venice, Italy by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Lugano?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Venice, Italy?

All travellers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

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

The information above was last checked on 20/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Venice from Lugano as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Venice, Italy to Lugano, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Venice to Lugano is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Italy?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Venice?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Lugano, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

Last verified on 15/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Venice to Lugano train here.

How much do cheap train tickets to Venice from Lugano cost?
You can find a cheap train from Lugano to Venice for some dates and times for as low as £33  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Lugano to Venice on average?
The Lugano to Venice train ticket price is on average £36  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance from Lugano to Venice via train?
You should expect to travel around 167 miles (269 km)  from Lugano to Venice by train.
What is the average Lugano to Venice train duration?
On average the train from Lugano to Venice duration is 5 h 17 min  for the 167 miles (269 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Lugano to Venice, which train station in Lugano do I depart from and which train station in Venice do I arrive in?

Some of the Lugano train stations to Venice you can start your journey from include Lugano, Stazione, Lugano and Lugano FLP. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Venice include Venezia Mestre, Venezia Santa Lucia and Venice.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Lugano, Stazione   and arriving in Venezia Mestre.

Where is the train station in Lugano? Where is the train station in Venice?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Lugano, Stazione, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Venezia Mestre, located 5 mile (s) / 8 km away from the city centre.

What train providers offer a service between Lugano and Venice?
Take the Lugano to Venice train with Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey between Lugano and Venice as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Venice from Lugano?
The average number of trains departing Lugano for Venice is 10 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Lugano to Venice?
The first train from Lugano to Venice leaves at 08: 32   and the last train for this leaves at 16: 32. Omio shows you the latest train from Lugano to Venice schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket to Venice from Lugano to get the best deals?
You can find a train between Lugano and Venice to cost on average £36 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Lugano to Venice train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Lugano, Stazione is the most popular Lugano railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Lugano for your journey to Venice.

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