How to get from Milan to Lugano

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from Milan to Lugano

You can get from Milan to Lugano by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Milan to Lugano on 17 Aug we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:10Milan Centrale1h18 10:28Lugano FLP
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09:10Milan Centrale1h18 10:28Lugano FLP
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19:10Milan Centrale1h18 20:28Lugano FLP
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17:52Milano Lambrate1h36 19:28Lugano FLP
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07:10Milan Centrale1h18 08:28Lugano FLP
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Travel Information from Milan to Lugano

distanceDistance38 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £21
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 1 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £8 • 1 h 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Trenitalia

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 38 miles from Milan to Lugano. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Trenitalia among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Milan to Lugano.

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Lugano

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 Milan to Lugano.
FAQs

Travel between Milan, Italy and Lugano, Switzerland is: Fully open.

Can travellers from Italy enter Switzerland?

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

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

Conditions of entry into Switzerland:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

This information was last checked on 03/08/2022. 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 between Milan and Lugano.

Return travel to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Switzerland?

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

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

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

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 Milan, Italy was last verified on 28/07/2022. 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 Milan from Lugano.

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

The cheapest way from Milan to Lugano is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £8 compared to other travel options to Lugano:

A coach is £13 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Milan to Lugano costing on average £21.

The fastest way to get to Lugano from Milan is by coach with an average travel time of 1 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 1 h 18 min.

You should expect to travel around 38 miles from Milan to Lugano.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Lugano is:

  • Around 48 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Milan to Lugano:

  • Most travellers who buy a coach ticket from Milan to Lugano depart from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Lugano, Stazione FS.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Milano Centrale and arrive in Lugano, Stazione.

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

  • You can go to Lugano from Milan by coach with Flixbus. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £8 with Flixbus from Milan to Lugano on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Milan to Lugano with Trenitalia, and you can find Trenitalia Milan to Lugano tickets for £21 on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Lugano with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with direct coaches per day.
  • You can find 24 direct trains per day to take to Lugano with Trenitalia.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Lugano tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this route.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Milan to Lugano often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Zurich, Como or Lucerne. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Milan and Lugano itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Lugano and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £8 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is £21 one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Milan 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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