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About the train journey from Lugano to Bellinzona

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The train from Lugano to Bellinzona usually takes 27 minutes on average to travel 14 miles (22 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 14 minutes. You can expect to find 110 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Bellinzona, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. SBB are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Bellinzona in no time.

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

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Bellinzona, 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.

Lugano to Bellinzona by train

First train

00:05

Last train

23:55

Departure station

Lugano

Arrival station

Bellinzona

Journey time

From 14m

Distance

14 miles (22 km)

Frequency

110 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Train and bus operators

SBB CFF FFS

Lugano to Bellinzona train times

Check out the next trains departing from Lugano to Bellinzona for Tuesday 30th April 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:02 12:16 14m, direct
12:05 12:41 36m, 1 change
12:25 12:43 18m, direct
12:35 13:11 36m, 1 change
12:55 13:13 18m, direct
13:02 13:16 14m, direct
13:05 13:41 36m, 1 change
13:25 13:43 18m, direct
13:30 13:46 16m, direct
13:35 14:11 36m, 1 change

SBB trains from Lugano to Bellinzona

You can travel from Lugano to Bellinzona 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).

Intercity and Eurocity classes from Lugano to Bellinzona

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity and Eurocity when travelling from Lugano to Bellinzona.

Onboard services on Intercity and Eurocity

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Lugano to Bellinzona.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you want on SBB Intercity trains, provided that it fits in the luggage racks provided.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Many SBB Intercity trains will have a restaurant or bistro carriage so you can buy food and drink throughout your journey. You may be able to sit at a table in the restaurant carriage or take your meal back to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

There are plug sockets on SBB trains. You can also enjoy free WiFi on Intercity trains via the SBB FreeSurf portal.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

There is pushchair storage available on the train, as well as a baby changing toilet onboard. On Intercity trains, there is also a dedicated family carriage.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can take your bicycle onboard SBB Intercity trains. Between 21st March and 31st October, it's compulsory to reserve a bike space on some Intercity trains. You must also buy a ticket for your bike at a ticket office, ticket machine or online.

PetPetPets

Dogs under 30cm in height can travel for free if they're in a carrier and placed under your seat. Larger dogs can travel with you if you buy a Dog Day Pass for CHF 25, which can be purchased at a ticket office, at a ticket machine, online or on the SBB app. The pass is valid for a day on trains, ships, trams and buses in most Swiss cities.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

SBB Intercity trains have priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility, as well as a wheelchair-accessible toilet.

InfoInfoOther

There is a Business Zone and a Quiet Zone in First Class on SBB Intercity trains.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

You can take as much luggage as you want on SBB Eurocity trains, provided that it fits in the luggage racks provided.​

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Many SBB Eurocity trains will have a restaurant or bistro carriage so you can buy food and drink throughout your journey. You may be able to sit at a table in the restaurant carriage or take your meal back to your seat.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

There are plug sockets and free WiFi on SBB Eurocity trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

There is pushchair storage available on the train, as well as a baby changing toilet onboard.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

You can take your bike onboard SBB Eurocity trains provided that you can fit it into the storage space onboard, but you'll need to buy a ticket for it. You'll also need a reservation for the Swiss part of your journey when travelling internationally. You can make a reservation online or at a ticket office.

PetPetPets

Dogs under 30cm in height can travel for free if they're in a carrier and placed under your seat. Larger dogs can travel with you if you buy a Dog Day Pass for CHF 25, which can be purchased at a ticket office, at a ticket machine, online or on the SBB app. The pass is valid for a day on trains, ships, trams and buses in most Swiss cities.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet onboard, plus priority seating for passengers with reduced mobility.

InfoInfoOther

There is air conditioning on board newer SBB Eurocity trains, so you can travel in comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Lugano to Bellinzona

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 Lugano to Bellinzona 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.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Lugano and Bellinzona is 27 minutes, with around 110 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 Lugano and Bellinzona by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Lugano to Bellinzona is 14 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Lugano to Bellinzona?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Lugano to Bellinzona without having to change trains. There are 76 direct trains from Lugano to Bellinzona each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Lugano to Bellinzona leaves at 00:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Lugano to Bellinzona leaves at 23:55. 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 Lugano and Bellinzona by train?

Trains travelling from Lugano to Bellinzona cover a distance of around 14 miles (22 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bellinzona to Lugano.

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