Travel to Lugano

Private Shuttle from/to Milano Airports:
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By Plane

Lugano Airport

Lugano Airport is a regional airport in the West of Lugano between Zurich and Milan. It is at about 5 km from the centre of Lugano
Approximately 200,000 passengers per year pass through the airport of Lugano
Please see for detailed information. 

Milano-Malpensa Airport

This international airport is situated in Italy, at about 48 Km from the centre of Milan and at about 60 Km from that of Lugano (Switzerland). Malpensa is a new hub and a sorting centre both for air, road and railroad traffic.

Connections from Malpensa Airport to Lugano


Terminal 1
Taxis are available on the Arrivals floor at exits 4 and 5; they may be identified by the sign on the cab “Taxi autorizzato al servizio aeroportuale Lombardo” (Authorized Lombard Airport Taxi Service). There’s also the possibility of using a collective taxi (3 people).

Terminal 2
Taxis are available in front of “arrivals” and may be identified by the sign on the cab “Taxi autorizzato al servizio aeroportuale Lombardo”.

Shuttle Bus

Malpensa Airport is daily served by three companies that ensure the transportation between Lugano and Milan. Detailed information on timetable and ticket prices may be found on the web sites of the bus companies:
Giosy Tours SA,
Lugano Servizi

Malpensa Flight information

By Train

The FFS, the Swiss National Railway is extremely long and allows you to conveniently reach Lugano from the rest of Switzerland and from other international destinations. From the railway station, the Congress Hall can either be reached on foot (15 min.) or by means of public transportation: the FFS funicular or by line n°2 bus.

By Car

Lugano is on the international Gothard motorway (Zurich-Chiasso-Milan) that directly connects Northern Europe with the Mediterranean.

Before arriving

Coming from Milan

Take the Laghi A9 motorway in the direction of Como-San Gottardo or the A8 motorway in the direction of Varese-Stabio (Gaggiolo). Advised exit: Lugano Sud.

Coming from Zurich

Take the A2 motorway in the direction of San Gottardo-Chiasso-Italy. Advised exit: Lugano Nord. 

Please remember that to drive on Swiss motorways it is necessary to be equipped with the motorway sticker that is to be applied onto the car windshield (cost 40 SFR - valid from Jan.-Dec.). It can be purchased at Customs. 


It’s possible to conveniently park your car in many city carparks all reachable on foot.

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