Parma to Lugano by train

  • First train
    04:11
  • Last train
    22:47
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 23m
  • Distance
    171 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    20
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 44m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Parma to Lugano by train

Fast trains from Parma to Lugano take around 3 hours and 23 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 171 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Parma and Lugano.

1. Are there direct trains from Parma to Lugano?

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

We usually find around 19 departures on the route from Parma 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 21 departures.

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

The Parma to Lugano train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 23 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lugano is usually scheduled to depart Parma around 04:11 and the last train is around 22:47. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Parma around 06:10, and the last at 20:13.

When to book Parma 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 Parma to Lugano by train.

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Which train companies operate between Parma and Lugano?

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

  • EuroCity
  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Reggio Emilia
  • 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 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.