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Lugano to Basel by bus

The journey from Lugano to Basel by bus is 125.63 mi and takes 9 hr 16 min. There are 2 connections per day, with the first departure at 9:15 AM and the last at 4:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Lugano to Basel by bus for as little as $45.14 or as much as $85.59. The best price for this journey is $45.14.

Lowest Price$45.14
Journey Duration9 hr 16 min
Connection per Day2
Lowest Price$45.14
Highest Price$85.59
First Departure9:15 AM
Last Departure4:05 PM
Distance125.63 mi
CarriersTER, FlixBus

Lugano to Basel Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Feb 25, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Lugano to Basel?

Prices will vary when you travel from Lugano to Basel. On average, though, you'll pay about $67.54 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $45.14, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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The prices for bus tickets from Lugano to Basel vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $67.54. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long is the journey from Lugano to Basel by bus?

The distance between Lugano to Basel is approximately 125.63 mi. In general, it will take you about 9 hr 16 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Lugano to Basel faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Lugano and Basel will complete the journey in 8 hr 10 min.On average, it will take you about 9 hr 16 min to travel the 125.63 mi between Lugano and Basel.

What time are the first and last departures from Lugano to Basel?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Lugano to Basel leaving at 9:15 AM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 4:05 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays. If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Lugano to Basel, which usually leaves at 9:15 AM. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 4:05 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

How many journeys from Lugano to Basel are there every day?

You will be able to travel from Lugano to Basel using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 2 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Lugano to Basel using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 0 direct connections from Lugano to Basel each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 2 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Lugano to Basel. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Lugano to Basel
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Lugano to Basel.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Lugano to Basel, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Lugano to Basel.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Find the best day to travel to Basel by bus

When travelling to Basel by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

SNCF, the French national railway company, offers TER, a comprehensive regional train service. TER (Transport Express Régional) trains connect cities, and villages within regions of France, offering local transportation for commuters and tourists as they explore the regional culture, landscape, and attractions through its vast network of regional routes. TER trains are slower than the high-speed trains but offer a more affordable and comfortable alternative for shorter journeys within the regions.

Ticket types and facilities from Lugano to Basel

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by TER when traveling from Lugano to Basel.


TER train tickets have a fixed "Tarif Normal" fare and are valid for a single journey until midnight the day after validation in platform stamp machines. Some regions may offer off-peak discounts.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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TER trains are currently without WiFi services.
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Modern TER trains come equipped with power sockets.
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TER trains have no restrictions on the size of bags, as long as they are within your personal handling capability and can fit in designated luggage areas.
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Accès TER' offers specialized assistance for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility, ensuring a seamless travel experience.
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TER trains do not provide onboard catering; consider bringing your refreshments.
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Traveling with a bike on TER trains is free, simply hang it or store it in designated areas on a first-come, first-served basis, booking not available.
Services on board TER and FlixBus from Lugano to Basel
Compare services on board when travelling from Lugano to Basel by bus.
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Lugano to Basel CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Lugano to Basel?
A bus ticket from Lugano to Basel is $67.54. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $45.14.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Lugano to Basel?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Lugano to Basel is $45.14. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Lugano and Basel by bus?
Lugano to Basel is 125.63 mi.
How long does the bus between Lugano and Basel take?
Lugano to Basel is on average 9 hr 16 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 8 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from Lugano to Basel?
The bus journey from Lugano to Basel is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: TER and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Lugano to Basel?
Lugano to Basel has 2 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Lugano to Basel leave?
The earliest bus from Lugano to Basel departs at 9:15 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Lugano to Basel depart?
The latest bus from Lugano to Basel departs at 4:05 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Lugano to Basel in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $45.14 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Lugano to Basel?
There are 3 station(s) that you can depart from Lugano to go to Basel. You can go from Albonago al Bosco, Lugano Universita and Lugano Stazione and you can arrive at Basel EuroAirport, BASEL, Basel Bad Bf and Basel St Johann.
What's the fastest journey time between Lugano to Basel by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Lugano and Basel is 8 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct bus from Lugano to Basel?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Lugano and Basel.
What are the CO2 emissions for Lugano to Basel by bus?
The bus journey from Lugano to Basel creates 15.16kg of CO2 emissions.

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