Lugano is conveniently situated along the South-North axis halfway between Zurich and Milan. It is easy to reach with means of public transportation (the regional Lugano-Airport, the railroad) and by private means of transport (the A2 motorway).
Lugano is well connected to Milan, a financial metropolis and a cultural capital that may be conveniently reached in 45 minutes by motorway or in one hour by train.
Lugano has an airport situated at 15 minutes by car from the town center. The airport offers regular connections to Zurich, Geneva and Rome. Its small dimensions permit short boarding times.
The international airport of Milan Malpensa is situated about 45 minutes by car from Lugano. The connection between Malpensa airport and Lugano town center is ensured by convenient shuttle bus services.
The FFS, the Swiss railroad network, is extremely widespread and permits one to reach every inhabited center of the country.
FFS Rail Service
Phone 0900 300 300
Purchasing tickets or Obtaining Information by Phone (1.19/Min. SFR).
By dialing this number, it is easy to order tickets in a fast and convenient way, to book seats or ask information.
BY CAR AND BUS
Lugano is served by the motorway axis that directly connects Northern Europe to the Mediterranean.
Coming from Milan:
Take the Laghi A9 motorway in the direction of Como-San Gottardo or the A8 motorway in the direction of Varese-Stabio (Gaggiolo). Advised exit: Lugano Sud.
Coming from Zurich:
Take the A2 motorway in the direction of San Gottardo-Chiasso-Italy. Advised exit: Lugano Nord.
Please remember that to drive on Swiss motorways it is necessary to be equipped with the motorway sticker that has to be applied onto the car windshield (the cost: CHF 40.- valid from Jan.-Dec.) it may be purchased at customs.