Trains Lugano to Basel: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Lugano to Basel?

Prices will vary when you travel from Lugano to Basel. On average, though, you'll pay about $ 61.89 for a train ticket. You can find train tickets for prices as low as $ 25.09, 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.

Lugano to Basel by train

Best price $ 57.77
Journey duration 3 h 3 min
Connections per day 16
First departure 06:00
Last departure 22:02
Distance 125.5 mi
Departure Lugano
Arrival Basel
Carriers SBB, Trenitalia,

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Lugano - Basel


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How much time will it take to go from Lugano to Basel by train?

The journey from Lugano to Basel covers a distance of 125.5 mi. On average, you can expect your journey to last roughly 3 h 14 min. However, booking the fastest option will see you reach your destination in approximately 36 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 Lugano to Basel faster by making connections, rather than taking a direct route.

When do the first and last departures from Lugano to Basel leave?

In general, the first departure of the day will leave Lugano at 06:00, and the last departure will leave at 22:02. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Lugano to Basel can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations can I use on the Lugano to Basel route?

There are different options to choose from when traveling between Lugano and Basel. You can start your journey in Lugano at stations such as Lugano and Lugano, Stazione. These connect to stations including Basel SBB in Basel. There may not be a direct connection between all the stations in the two locations. Some providers will only serve a selection of the stations, and you may have to travel from one station to another in the same city after arrival to reach your ultimate destination. Virail will show you both all direct routes and any connecting services which you can take to get from Lugano to Basel.

How many journeys from Lugano to Basel take place each day?

On average, there are 11 daily departures from Lugano to Basel. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 37 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include SBB, Trenitalia and, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 3 departures from Lugano which travel directly to Basel. There are 8 journeys with one change or more.


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