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Geneva to Lugano by train

  • First train
    04:17
  • Last train
    23:05
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 2m
  • Distance
    218 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    26
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 39m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Geneva to Lugano by train

Fast trains from Geneva to Lugano take around 5 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 218 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Geneva and Lugano.

1. Are there direct trains from Geneva to Lugano?

Journeys between Geneva and Lugano usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Geneva to Lugano every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 30 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Geneva to Lugano?

The Geneva to Lugano train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Geneva to Lugano train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lugano is usually scheduled to depart Geneva around 04:17 and the last train is around 23:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Geneva around 04:17, and the last at 22:49.

When to book Geneva to Lugano train tickets?

Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Geneva to Lugano by train.

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Which train companies operate between Geneva and Lugano?

More than one train company operates on the route from Geneva to Lugano, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Intercités
  • Interregio

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Lugano to Geneva by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.