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About the train journey from Como to Lugano

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The train from Como to Lugano usually takes 43 minutes on average to travel 15 miles (24 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 34 minutes. You can expect to find 67 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Lugano, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. You can choose to travel with Trenitalia, SBB or Regiojet to get to Lugano. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Como to Lugano in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from €10.00.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Lugano, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you’re ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Como to Lugano by train

It takes an average of 43m to travel from Como to Lugano by train, over a distance of around 15 miles (24 km). There are normally 67 trains per day travelling from Como to Lugano and tickets for this journey start from €10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 34m
PriceFrom €10
Distance15 miles (24 km)
Frequency67 trains per day
First train05:11
Last train23:23
Departure stationComo
Arrival stationLugano
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsRegiojet, Trenitalia, Flixbus, SBB CFF FFS, L'Aurora Viaggi, Trenord, Calanda Viaggi (Bus)

Como to Lugano train times

Check out the next trains departing from Como to Lugano for Tuesday 31st May 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
11:23 11:58 35m, direct
11:36 12:24 48m, 1 change
11:41 12:34 53m, 1 change
12:10 12:54 44m, direct
12:23 12:58 35m, direct
12:36 13:24 48m, 1 change
12:50 13:28 38m, direct
13:10 13:54 44m, direct
13:23 13:58 35m, direct
13:36 14:24 48m, 1 change

Trenitalia and Trenord trains from Como to Lugano

You can travel from Como to Lugano on Trenitalia and Trenord 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.

Founded by Trenitalia and FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), Trenord run suburban and regional trains in Lombardy and from Lombardy to Ticino, the Italian-speaking region in Switzerland. With Trenord, you can travel between Milan, Bergamo, Como, Varese, Pavia, Brescia, Chiasso, Milan Malpensa Airport and Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport in total comfort. All Trenord trains have First and Second Class and offer special discounts to travellers under 14, over 60 and groups.

Cheap train tickets from Como to Lugano

The price of train tickets from Como to Lugano starts at €10 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 Como 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Como 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 Como to Lugano take?

The average journey time by train between Como and Lugano is 43 minutes, with around 67 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 Como and Lugano by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Como to Lugano is 34 minutes.

How much does the train from Como to Lugano cost?

Train ticket prices from Como to Lugano can start from as little as €10 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 Como to Lugano?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Como to Lugano without having to change trains. There are 45 direct trains from Como 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 Como to Lugano leave?

The first train from Como to Lugano leaves at 05:11. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Como to Lugano leaves at 23:23. 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 Como and Lugano by train?

Trains travelling from Como to Lugano cover a distance of around 15 miles (24 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lugano to Como. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Como to Lugano.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Como to Lugano for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/31/2022. 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 02/22/2022 for travel on 02/22/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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