Want to find out more about taking the train from Rome to Lugano? Look no further.
You'll usually find 45 trains per day running between Rome and Lugano, which usually take 5 hours 43 minutes to complete the 538 km journey. It can take as little as 4 hours 28 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Lugano from Rome, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. All or part of your journey will be onboard a train operated by Trenitalia, as they are the main carrier on this route.
You can save money on train tickets from Rome to Lugano if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $24.76. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.
It takes an average of 5h 43m to travel from Rome to Lugano by train, over a distance of around 334 miles (538 km). There are normally 45 trains per day traveling from Rome to Lugano and tickets for this journey start from $24.76 when you book in advance.
538 miles (334 km)
45 trains per day
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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.
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 Rome to Lugano by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Rome and Lugano is 5 hours and 43 minutes, with around 45 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Lugano is 4 hours and 28 minutes.
Train tickets from Rome to Lugano can start from as little as $24.76 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Rome to Lugano. Travelling from Rome to Lugano by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Rome to Lugano leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Rome to Lugano leaves at 22:35. 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.
Trains travelling from Rome to Lugano cover a distance of around 334 miles (538 km) during the journey.