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Journey timeFrom 3h 13m
Price$26.93 - $92.38
Distance200km (124 miles)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationBasel SBB
Arrival stationLugano
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS,

Basel SBB to Lugano train times

Check out the next trains departing from Basel SBB to Lugano for Tuesday 19th Nov 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDurationTrainOperated by
05:0408:263h 22m, 1 changeInterRegio 2309, Eurocity 311SBB
06:0709:263h 19m, 1 changeIntercity 1251, Eurocity 313SBB
06:1309:563h 43m, 1 changeInterRegio 1959, Intercity 861SBB
06:4309:563h 13m, 2 changesInterRegio 2259, S-Bahn 8627+1SBB
07:0710:263h 19m, 1 changeIntercity 761, Intercity 1463SBB
08:0711:263h 19m, 1 changeICE 3, Eurocity 315SBB
08:1311:563h 43m, 1 changeInterRegio 1963, Intercity 867SBB
08:4311:563h 13m, 2 changesInterRegio 2263, S-Bahn 8635+1SBB
09:0412:263h 22m, directIntercity 667SBB
09:0712:263h 19m, 2 changesICE 271, InterRegio 2417+1SBB

SBB trains from Basel SBB to Lugano

You can travel from Basel SBB to Lugano on SBB 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.

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).

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
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price71.42
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price74.76
on the day
avg. single price76.10

Ahorra comprando tus billetes con la mayor antelación posible

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.§

Descubre cómo encontrar billetes de tren más baratos

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.

Consulta (¡y obtén!) los descuentos y ofertas de tren del momento

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!

Utiliza tu tarjeta de descuento al comprar tus billetes de tren

Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe 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 34 minutes, with around 35 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 tickets from Basel SBB to Lugano can start from as little as €23.16 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 Basel SBB to Lugano?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Basel SBB to Lugano without having to change trains. There are 7 direct trains from Basel SBB to Lugano. 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 05:04. 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 21:31. 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 200km 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 19/11/2019. 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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