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from Como to Lugano

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Wed
8 Dec
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9 Dec
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10 Dec
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Travel Information between Como and Lugano

distanceDistance14 miles (23 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £12
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 40 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £12 • 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Travel 14 miles (23 km) by coach or train to Lugano from Como. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Como to Lugano.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Lugano, Switzerland from Como, Italy?

Travel between Como, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland is: Partially open.

Can travellers from Italy enter Switzerland?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Lugano from Como?

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Lugano, Switzerland?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 29/11/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip from Como to Lugano.

Are there restrictions on reentering Italy from Lugano, Switzerland due to the coronavirus pandemic?

Return travel to Como, Italy from Switzerland is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Switzerland?

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Italy from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 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 requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Como, Italy was last verified on 04/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Como from Lugano.

How do I travel to Lugano from Como?

There are 2 travel options from Como to Lugano: coach or train.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Como to Lugano. Tickets for a coach cost on average £4.

This is compared to other travel options to Lugano:

A coach is generally £8 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £12 from Como to Lugano.

What is the fastest way to Lugano from Como?

The fastest way to get to Lugano from Como is by train with an average travel time of 35 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Lugano by coach can take on average 40 min.

How far is it from Como to Lugano?

You should expect to travel around 14 miles (23 km) from Como to Lugano.

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

The average frequency per day from Como to Lugano is:

  • 1 coach per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Como and Lugano as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Como to Lugano, where do I depart from Como and where do I arrive in Lugano?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Como to Lugano:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Como, Stazione FS Como San Giovanni and arrive in Lugano, Stazione Noranco.
  • Trains mostly leave from Como S. Giovanni and tend to arrive in Lugano, Stazione.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Como to Lugano?

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

  • Flixbus can get you to Lugano by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Como to Lugano for £4 on Omio.
  • Trenitalia can take you to Lugano by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Trenitalia from Como to Lugano for £12.
Can I travel directly to Lugano from Como?

Yes, there are direct services available between Como and Lugano with the following travel operators:

  • You'll find 1 direct coach per day with Flixbus.
  • You can take a direct train with Trenitalia with direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Lugano as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Como and Lugano.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Como to Lugano?
Omio customers who travel from Como to Lugano often also extend their holiday to go to Milan, Zurich or Lucerne. 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 purchase a ticket between Como and Lugano online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets are costing £4 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £12 one way.

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

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