Buses from Zurich to Lugano
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There is one daily bus from Zurich to Lugano. Traveling by bus from Zurich to Lugano usually takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.
|Distance||97 mi (156 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 20m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Onebus|
What bus companies travel from Zurich to Lugano?
On Wanderu there is one intercity bus company that operates from Zurich to Lugano. Onebus is the only company to provides bus transportation available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
Book Onebus from Zurich to Lugano from $174. There are 1 Onebus schedules from Zurich to Lugano and you can expect on average to pay for a Onebus ticket to Lugano. In Zurich, Onebus departs to Lugano from Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai) and no other station. In Lugano, Onebus arrives at Bus Station Noranco and no other station.
An average trip on Onebus from Zurich to Lugano takes 2 hours and 20 minutes .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Zurich to Lugano during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the bus ride from Zurich to Lugano?
The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 156 kilometers from Zurich to Lugano. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Zurich?
There is usually only one bus per day from Zurich to Lugano. It leaves the station in Zurich at 2:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
How many buses are there each day?
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Located in the heart of Europe, the Swiss capital lies at the northwestern tip of the eponymous Lake Zurich. This cosmopolitan city is buzzing year-round with vibrant city life, while the relaxing and peaceful Alps are less than an hour away.
Lake Zurich provides an elegant focal point of the city, with daily cruises available to explore this vast lake. Many chic cafes and restaurants are dotted along the banks, epitomizing Zurich's urban and cosmopolitan vibe.
The Old Town, or Altstadt, is arguably one of the city's most beautiful areas, characterized by winding cobblestone streets and medieval-style architecture. Here, you'll discover some of Zurich's most iconic landmarks, such as St Peter's church with its impossibly large clock face, the largest clock in Europe.
If the weather isn't suited to wandering, there are over 50 museums within Zurich to explore. Go traditional with the Swiss National Museum, or opt for something a bit more exhilarating at the FIFA Museum.
Zurich's airport is the largest in Switzerland, and it is just 10 kilometers from the city center. Several train carriers, including the German Deutsche Bahn network, operate routes to Zurich from across Europe. Long-distance buses also make it easy to reach Zurich from cities like Bern, Stuttgart, Munich, and Milan.
Where does the bus leave from in Zurich?
Main departure station: Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Most buses depart from the main station in Zurich.
All bus stations in Zurich:
Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Where does the bus arrive in Lugano?
Main arrival station: Bus Station Noranco
All buses from Zurich arrive at one main station in Lugano.
Bus stations in Lugano:
Bus Station Noranco
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