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Traveling from Genoa to Lugano by train

Looking to travel from Genoa to Lugano by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 4 hours 15 minutes to travel from Genoa to Lugano by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 2 hours 53 minutes though. You'll usually find 33 trains per day running along the 177 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Lugano. You'll probably be traveling with Trenitalia train to get to Lugano, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Genoa to Lugano start from $22.68 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Lugano by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Genoa to Lugano by train

It takes an average of 4h 15m to travel from Genoa to Lugano by train, over a distance of around 110 miles (177 km). There are normally 33 trains per day traveling from Genoa to Lugano and tickets for this journey start from $22.47 when you book in advance.

First train

05:44

Last train

21:44

Departure station

Genoa

Arrival station

Lugano

Journey time

2h 53m

Distance

177 miles (110 km)

Frequency

33 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $22.47

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia

Genoa to Lugano train times

Check out the next trains departing from Genoa to Lugano for Tuesday Feb 14th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:18 11:28 3h 10m, 1 change
08:30 12:58 4h 28m, 2 changes
10:19 13:28 3h 9m, 1 change
11:19 14:58 3h 39m, 1 change
12:19 15:28 3h 9m, 1 change
12:44 16:28 3h 44m, 1 change
12:44 15:58 3h 14m, 1 change
13:19 16:58 3h 39m, 1 change
14:44 17:58 3h 14m, 1 change
15:19 18:28 3h 9m, 1 change

Trenitalia trains from Genoa to Lugano

You can travel from Genoa to Lugano on Trenitalia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Cheap train tickets from Genoa to Lugano

The price of train tickets from Genoa to Lugano starts at $22.47 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Genoa to Lugano by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Genoa to Lugano

Want to know more about your journey from Genoa to Lugano? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Genoa to Lugano take?

The average journey time by train between Genoa and Lugano is 4 hours and 15 minutes, with around 33 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Genoa and Lugano by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Genoa to Lugano is 2 hours and 53 minutes.

How much does the train from Genoa to Lugano cost?

Train tickets from Genoa to Lugano can start from as little as $22.47 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Genoa to Lugano?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Genoa to Lugano without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Genoa to Lugano each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Genoa to Lugano leave?

The first train from Genoa to Lugano leaves at 05:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Genoa to Lugano leave?

The last train from Genoa to Lugano leaves at 21:44. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Genoa and Lugano by train?

Trains travelling from Genoa to Lugano cover a distance of around 110 miles (177 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lugano to Genoa.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Genoa to Lugano for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/14/2023. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 04/20/2023 for travel on 04/20/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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