Lugano to Zurich by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 7m
  • Distance
    156 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 17m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lugano to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Lugano to Zurich take around 2 hours and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 156 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lugano and Zurich.

1. Are there direct trains from Lugano to Zurich?

Direct trains from Lugano to Zurich have been found.

We usually find around 40 direct trains on the route from Lugano to Zurich every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 48 departures.

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

The Lugano to Zurich train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Lugano around 05:43 and the last train is around 20:43. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lugano around 05:42, and the last at 20:43.

When to book Lugano to Zurich 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 Lugano to Zurich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lugano and Zurich?

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

  • Euro City
  • Eurocity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Interregio

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.