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Trains Geneva to Lugano: Times, Prices and Tickets

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$ 39.27

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From $ 129.08
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From $ 62.48
By Train

2 Days

From $ 114.98

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How can I get the cheapest train tickets to travel from Geneva to Lugano?

Prices will vary when you travel from Geneva to Lugano. On average, though, you'll pay about $ 79.98 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $ 39.27, 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 train 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 train tickets.

Geneva to Lugano by train

Best price $ 39.27
Journey duration 4 h 47 min
Connections per day 16
First departure 06:12
Last departure 19:15
Distance 135.5 mi
Departure Geneva
Arrival Lugano
Carriers SBB, SNCF, Trenitalia, OUI.sncf

Ticket price Geneva - Lugano every day

$ 74.85
$ 129.08
$ 37.49
In 2 days
$ 62.48
$ 31.64
In 3 days
$ 114.98
In 4 days
In 5 days
In 6 days

Route Summary by Train

Minimum price
$ 39.27
Maximum price
$ 143.19

Geneva - Lugano


Best prices for the month

Cheapest tickets for

By Train

$ 114.98

Friday, May 27th 2022
Genève - Lugano
7:15am - 12:30pm
5h 15min
1 changes
CO2: 0.63kg

How long will it take me to travel from Geneva to Lugano by train?

The journey from Geneva to Lugano covers a distance of 135.5 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 4 h 48 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 4 h 43 min. For faster journeys, look for express routes. Please remember that these may only depart at certain times of day, or on particular days of the week. You may also find that you can go from Geneva to Lugano faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do departures from Geneva to Lugano leave?

If you prefer to travel early, you will usually find the first departure from Geneva to Lugano leaving at 06:12. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last daily departure leaves at 19:15.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.

Which stations are used when traveling from Geneva to Lugano?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Geneva from the following stations: Genève. Arriving at Lugano, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: Lugano. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in Lugano.

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

The exact number of journeys from Geneva to Lugano can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 17 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including SBB, Trenitalia and OUI.sncf. On particularly busy days, there can be up to 22 departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Geneva to Lugano. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Geneva to Lugano varies, but in general, you can expect to find direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 17 journeys with one change or more.


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