Bologna to Lugano by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    04:15
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 37m

Travelling from Bologna to Lugano by train

Fast trains from Bologna to Lugano take around 2 hours and 37 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 251 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bologna and Lugano.

Are there direct trains from Bologna to Lugano?

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

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Bologna to Lugano every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 31 departures.

How long is the train journey from Bologna to Lugano?

The Bologna to Lugano train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 37 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Bologna to Lugano train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Lugano is usually scheduled to depart Bologna around 04:15 and the last train is around 23:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bologna around 04:15, and the last at 23:18.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Bologna to Lugano train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half months 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 Bologna to Lugano by train.

Which train companies operate between Bologna and Lugano?

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

  • EuroCity
  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Intercity Notte
  • Italo
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce

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

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail 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.

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