Bologna to Lugano route details

Route overview
Avg. journey time3h 17m
Fare range€19-€84
Distance252km
Train operatorsSBB CFF FFS, flixbus,
First & last trains
First train departs at04:32
Last train departs at19:38
Fastest journey
Fastest route2h 33m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationBologna
Destination StationLugano

Train times for Tue 28 Nov

09:38
10:40
Bologna
Lugano
3h 03m1 change
10:28
11:29
Bologna
Lugano
3h 57m3 changes
11:38
12:40
Bologna
Lugano
3h 03m1 change
12:38
13:40
Bologna
Lugano
3h 17m2 changes
13:38
14:40
Bologna
Lugano
3h 03m1 change

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Bologna to Lugano start at €50.73 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€50.73
14 days
in advance
€52.82
Avg. single price
On the day
€61.25
Avg. single price

What is the minimum price of a ticket from Bologna to Lugano?

The minimum price of a train ticket from Bologna to Lugano is €18.9. To buy train tickets from Bologna to Lugano for the lowest price possible, we recommend that you book your tickets as early as possible. Tickets go on sale usually 3 months in advance, yet in some rare cases this can be up to 6 months. For more precise information on when you can book your tickets or whether there are any promotional sales, click here.

How long does it take to travel from Bologna to Lugano by train?

The average journey time between Bologna and Lugano is 3 hours and 17 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 33 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 15 trains per day travelling from Bologna to Lugano. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Bologna to Lugano?

The first train from Bologna to Lugano departs at 04:32. The last train from Bologna to Lugano departs at 19:38. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Bologna and Lugano?

No, it is not possible to travel from Bologna to Lugano without having to change trains. To travel from Bologna to Lugano will require a minimum of 1 change. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How do I get back to Bologna?

By train, of course. See trains from Lugano to Bologna.

  • *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 Bologna to Lugano for a typical week day using timetable data for 28/11/2017. 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 19/08/2017 for travel on 24/08/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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