Lugano to Rotterdam by train

  • First train
    06:34
  • Last train
    21:43
  • Avg changes
    4
  • Fastest journey
    11hr 3m
  • Distance
    735 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    7
  • Avg. journey time
    15hr 23m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lugano to Rotterdam by train

Fast trains from Lugano to Rotterdam take around 11 hours and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 735 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lugano and Rotterdam.

1. Are there direct trains from Lugano to Rotterdam?

Journeys between Lugano and Rotterdam usually involve 4 changes of train.

We usually find around 8 departures on the route from Lugano to Rotterdam 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 9 departures.

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

The Lugano to Rotterdam train travel time is normally about 11 hours and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Rotterdam is usually scheduled to depart Lugano around 05:32 and the last train is around 21:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lugano around 07:42, and the last at 21:43.

When to book Lugano to Rotterdam train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 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 Lugano to Rotterdam by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lugano and Rotterdam?

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

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurobahn
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Interregio
  • Regional-Express
  • Regionalbahn

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.