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Basel SBB to Lugano by train

It takes an average of 3h 39m to travel from Basel SBB to Lugano by train, over a distance of around 124 miles (200 km). There are normally 36 trains per day travelling from Basel SBB to Lugano and tickets for this journey start from €23.16 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 13m
Price€23.16 - €79.45
Distance124 miles (200 km)
Frequency36 trains per day
Departure stationBasel SBB
Arrival stationLugano
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, Marino

Basel SBB to Lugano train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel SBB to Lugano for Tuesday 8th Dec 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
11:06 14:26 3h 20m, 2 changes
12:06 15:26 3h 20m, 1 change
13:03 16:34 3h 31m, 1 change
13:06 16:34 3h 28m, 3 changes
14:06 17:26 3h 20m, 1 change
14:13 18:04 3h 51m, 2 changes
14:43 18:04 3h 21m, 3 changes
15:03 18:34 3h 31m, 1 change
15:06 18:34 3h 28m, 3 changes
16:06 19:26 3h 20m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Basel SBB to Lugano

Train tickets from Basel SBB to Lugano start at €23.16 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €76.10.
lowest price found
from23.16
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price71.42
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price74.76
on the day
avg. single price76.10

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 Basel SBB 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Basel SBB 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 Basel SBB to Lugano take?

The average journey time by train between Basel SBB and Lugano is 3 hours and 39 minutes, with around 36 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 Basel SBB and Lugano by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Basel SBB to Lugano is 3 hours and 13 minutes.

How much does the train from Basel SBB to Lugano cost?

Train ticket prices from Basel SBB to Lugano can start from as little as €23.16 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Basel SBB to Lugano?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel SBB to Lugano without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Basel SBB 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 Basel SBB to Lugano leave?

The first train from Basel SBB to Lugano leaves at 05:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Basel SBB to Lugano leave?

The last train from Basel SBB to Lugano leaves at 21:28. 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 Basel SBB and Lugano by train?

Trains travelling from Basel SBB to Lugano cover a distance of around 124 miles (200 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lugano to Basel SBB. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Basel SBB to Lugano.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Basel SBB to Lugano for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/12/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 03/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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