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Salzburg-Lugano Bus Timetable

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Journey Information

Salzburg to Lugano bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price€28.59
Shortest duration8h 45m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Salzburg 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 much is a bus ticket from Salzburg to Lugano?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €32.08 was the low point for bus fares from Salzburg to Lugano. Buses from Lugano to Salzburg are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than €32.08 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 11 hours and 42 minutes to cover the 231 miles (371 kilometers) from Salzburg, to Lugano, TI. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 45 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Salzburg to Lugano at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Salzburg?

The first bus leaves at 05:00 and the last bus leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all buses from Salzburg to Lugano, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Salzburg to Lugano every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

What bus companies travel from Salzburg to Lugano?

There is one bus company that operates from Salzburg to Lugano. FlixBus is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus411h 43m€32.08

Book FlixBus from Salzburg to Lugano from €29. There are 4 FlixBus schedules from Salzburg to Lugano and you can expect on average to pay €32 for a FlixBus ticket to Lugano. In Salzburg, FlixBus departs to Lugano from Hellbrunner Landesstraße and no other station. In Lugano, FlixBus arrives at Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani and no other station. An average trip on FlixBus from Salzburg to Lugano takes 11 hours and 43 minutes, while the fastest available FlixBus trip will get you to Lugano in 8 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, FlixBus offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay €32 for a weekend getaway trip to Lugano.

Where does the bus leave from in Salzburg?

Most buses depart from the main station in Salzburg, :

  • Hellbrunner Landesstraße

Where does the bus arrive in Lugano?

All buses from Salzburg arrive at one main station in Lugano, Canton Ticino:

  • Via Giacomo E Filippo Ciani

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