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Taking the train from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale in 4 hours 41 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale? We've got you covered.

It usually takes around 5 hours 50 minutes to travel the 221 km from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale by train, although you can get there in as little as 4 hours 41 minutes on the fastest services. You'll normally find around 40 trains per day running on this route. You'll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel on this route with either Frecciarossa, Frecciabianca or Frecciargento. As the main train operators on this route, all offer comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

Train tickets from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale start from $30.67 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to La Spezia Centrale? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train schedule below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Lugano to La Spezia Centrale by train

It takes an average of 5h 50m to travel from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale by train, over a distance of around 138 miles (221 km). There are normally 40 trains per day traveling from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale and tickets for this journey start from $30.67 when you book in advance.

First train

01:26

Last train

21:32

Departure station

Lugano

Arrival station

La Spezia Centrale

Journey time

4h 41m

Distance

221 miles (138 km)

Frequency

40 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $30.67

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, Flixbus, SBB CFF FFS, Trenord, Itabus, Italo, Calanda Viaggi (Bus), Regiojet, Marino

Lugano to La Spezia Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:02 15:14 5h 12m, 1 change
10:32 15:14 4h 42m, 1 change
11:02 16:22 5h 20m, 1 change
11:32 17:10 5h 38m, 2 changes
11:32 17:14 5h 42m, 1 change
12:02 17:10 5h 8m, 3 changes
12:02 17:14 5h 12m, 2 changes
12:32 17:14 4h 42m, 2 changes
13:02 18:21 5h 19m, 1 change
13:10 18:21 5h 11m, 1 change

Trenitalia, SBB, Italo and Intercity trains from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale

You can travel from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale on Trenitalia, SBB, Italo and Intercity 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.

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale

The price of train tickets from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale starts at $30.67 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 Lugano to La Spezia Centrale 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 Lugano to La Spezia Centrale

Want to know more about your journey from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale? 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 Lugano to La Spezia Centrale take?

The average journey time by train between Lugano and La Spezia Centrale is 5 hours and 50 minutes, with around 40 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 Lugano and La Spezia Centrale by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale is 4 hours and 41 minutes.

How much does the train from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale cost?

Train tickets from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale can start from as little as $30.67 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 Lugano to La Spezia Centrale?

No, there are no direct train services from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale. Travelling from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale leave?

The first train from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale leaves at 01:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale leave?

The last train from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale leaves at 21:32. 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 Lugano and La Spezia Centrale by train?

Trains travelling from Lugano to La Spezia Centrale cover a distance of around 138 miles (221 km) during the journey.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Lugano to La Spezia Centrale for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 02/28/2023 for travel on 02/28/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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