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Lake Lugano

Your guide to Lago Di Lugano...

Lugano Flight Information

Lugano-Agno airport is conveniently located just 6km (15 mins) outside Lugano city centre near the main A2 Milan-Basel highway.

Although there are no direct flights into Lugano-Agno the airport is well served by connecting flights from Zurich (ZRH), Geneva (GVA) and occasionally Rome's Leonardo da Vinci International - Fiumicino (FCO) airport.

The airport has two major carriers bringing passengers into Lugano on regular scheduled flights. These are: Swiss (LX) and Darwin Airline (OD)

Flight Connection Times

  • Zurich to Lugano - 45 mins
  • Geneva to Lugano - 50 mins
  • Rome to Lugano - 1hr 25

Airport Check-in Times

  • Lugano - 20 mins
  • Zurich - 45 mins
  • Geneva - 45 mins

Lugano-Agno Airport Phone Numbers

  • Arrivals and Departures - 091 610 12 82
  • Lost and Found Luggage - 091 610 1220
  • Shuttle Bus - +41(0)79 221 42 43

There is a shuttle bus service that brings passengers the short distance from the airport into Lugano City and drops them near the main station. Shuttles run regularly throughout the day and are timed to leave approximately 10 minutes after each flight has landed. It is not necessary to reserve a seat on the shuttle bus prior to arrival at Lugano Airport but on the outward journey it is.

You can either call the number above or visit the Shuttle Bus Website to make a seat reservation that coincides with your departure.

Malpensa Airport, Milan

Malpensa Airport is also popular with travellers heading towards the Lugano area as it is located just 50km South of the city. The airport has regular shuttle services that run between Malpensa, Lugano and Bellinzona. There are several companies operating a shuttle service from the airport and they normally have online seat reservation facilities if you wish to book in advance.

Another inexpensive way of reaching Lugano from Malpensa is by rail. Trains leave Milan Central Station bound for Lugano almost hourly throughout the day, and the 1hr 30 min journey is a nice start to any holiday as you travel through the Lombardy countryside passing through places like Monza and Como.

There are regular buses connecting Malpensa Terminal 1 & 2 to Milan Central Station (2 -3 per hour) and the journey takes around 50 minutes. You can either book this online in advance or pay for the ticket as you board the bus.

Alternatively, there is a fairly new train service linking Malpensa to the centre of Milan. The Malpensa Express runs twice an hour from the underground station at Terminal 1. With this, however, you will still need to do a short hop across the city to get to central station.