Lugano to Bologna route details

Route overview
Avg. journey time3h 00m
Fare range€29-€121
Distance252km
Train operatorsSBB CFF FFS, flixbus,
First & last trains
First train departs at06:42
Last train departs at19:24
Fastest journey
Fastest route2h 40m
Changes1 change
Stations
Origin StationLugano
Destination StationBologna

Train times for Tue 28 Nov

09:18
10:35
Lugano
Bologna
3h 04m1 change
11:18
12:35
Lugano
Bologna
3h 04m1 change
12:04
12:32
Lugano
Bologna
3h 18m2 changes
13:18
14:35
Lugano
Bologna
3h 04m1 change
13:34
14:02
Lugano
Bologna
3h 48m3 changes

When is the best time to buy tickets?

Buying tickets in advance can save you money. Prices for train journeys from Lugano to Bologna start at €52.88 when you book at least 28 days in advance.*

28 days
in advance
Find this ticket!
€52.88
14 days
in advance
€53.34
Avg. single price
On the day
€57.30
Avg. single price

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

The minimum price of a train ticket from Lugano to Bologna is €28.9. To buy train tickets from Lugano to Bologna 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 Lugano to Bologna by train?

The average journey time between Lugano and Bologna is 3 hours and 0 minutes and the fastest journey time is 2 hours and 40 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 13 trains per day travelling from Lugano to Bologna. 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 Lugano to Bologna?

The first train from Lugano to Bologna departs at 06:42. The last train from Lugano to Bologna departs at 19:24. 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 Lugano and Bologna?

No, it is not possible to travel from Lugano to Bologna without having to change trains. To travel from Lugano to Bologna 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 Lugano?

By train, of course. See trains from Bologna 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 Lugano to Bologna 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 25/08/2017 for travel on 27/08/2017 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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