Frankfurt Airport to Lugano by train

  • First train
    05:39
  • Last train
    21:54
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    6hr 8m
  • Distance
    451 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    8
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Frankfurt Airport to Lugano by train

Fast trains from Frankfurt Airport to Lugano take around 6 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 451 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Frankfurt Airport and Lugano.

1. Are there direct trains from Frankfurt Airport to Lugano?

Journeys between Frankfurt Airport and Lugano usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 9 departures on the route from Frankfurt Airport 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 10 departures.

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

The Frankfurt Airport to Lugano train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lugano is usually scheduled to depart Frankfurt Airport around 06:52 and the last train is around 21:54. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Frankfurt Airport around 05:39, and the last at 21:54.

When to book Frankfurt Airport to Lugano train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 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 Frankfurt Airport to Lugano by train.

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Which train companies operate between Frankfurt Airport and Lugano?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Interregio
  • Railjet Express

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 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.