Travelling to Lugano

Lugano is located in the Southern part of Switzerland (Italian speaking) not far away from the Italian border and Milano.

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  • By train

    Lugano is a stop on the main European North-South route and can be reached from many cities in the northern and southern part of Europe by direct day or night train connections.

  • By plane

    • The quickest way to get to Lugano from most places abroad, will be through Milano Malpensa
      There is a train connection (S50,~every 30 minutes) that will bring you to Lugano directly. Find more information here.
    • As an alternative you might consider flying to Zurich and use the train to travel to Lugano; this would be a 3 hour ride. There is at least one fast Intercity train every hour directly from Zurich Airport to Lugano.
  • By car

    Lugano is on one of the main European North-South routes and can be reached from most European cities without leaving the motorway.

    In Switzerland, vehicles and trailers pay to use motorways and dual carriageways by buying a motorway sticker or ‘vignette’.

    Find more information here.

  • By bus

    FlixBus is the German company operating in the bus transport sector, which offers an extensive network of routes in Italy and Europe.

    The Lugano Stop is 10 min from USI (by bus)

    Find more information here