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Lausanne to Lugano by train

It takes an average of 5h 35m to travel from Lausanne to Lugano by train, over a distance of around 116 miles (187 km). There are normally 39 trains per day travelling from Lausanne to Lugano and tickets for this journey start from €38.73 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 36m
Price€38.73 - €108.20
Distance116 miles (187 km)
Frequency39 trains per day
Departure stationLausanne
Arrival stationLugano
Changes1 change

Lausanne to Lugano train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lausanne to Lugano for Wednesday 28th Oct 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
12:44 Lausanne17:26 LuganoInterregio 2521 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets4h 42m, 2 changes
12:50 Lausanne18:30 LuganoInterregio 1819 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets5h 40m, 2 changes
13:20 Lausanne18:04 LuganoIntercity 721 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets4h 44m, 3 changes
13:44 Lausanne18:34 LuganoInterregio 2523 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets4h 50m, 2 changes
14:20 Lausanne19:26 LuganoIntercity 723 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets5h 06m, 1 change
14:44 Lausanne19:26 LuganoInterregio 2525 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets4h 42m, 2 changes
15:20 Lausanne20:04 LuganoIntercity 725 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets4h 44m, 3 changes
15:44 Lausanne20:34 LuganoInterregio 2527 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets4h 50m, 2 changes
16:20 Lausanne21:26 LuganoIntercity 727 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets5h 06m, 1 change
16:44 Lausanne21:26 LuganoInterregio 2529 SBB CFF FFS Get tickets4h 42m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Lausanne to Lugano

Train tickets from Lausanne to Lugano start at €38.73 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 €96.36.
lowest price found
from38.73
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avg. single price96.36

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 Lausanne 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 Lausanne 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 Lausanne to Lugano take?

The average journey time by train between Lausanne and Lugano is 5 hours and 35 minutes, with around 39 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 Lausanne and Lugano by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lausanne to Lugano is 4 hours and 36 minutes.

How much does the train from Lausanne to Lugano cost?

Train tickets from Lausanne to Lugano can start from as little as €38.73 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 Lausanne to Lugano?

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

What time does the first train from Lausanne to Lugano leave?

The first train from Lausanne to Lugano leaves at 00:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lausanne to Lugano leaves at 23:46. 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 Lausanne and Lugano by train?

Trains travelling from Lausanne to Lugano cover a distance of around 116 miles (187 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Lugano to Lausanne.
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 Lausanne to Lugano for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/10/2020. 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 01/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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