• Lugano by car and bus

Lugano by Car & Bus

Lugano is served by the motorway axis that directly connects Northern Europe to the Mediterranean.

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 (the cost: CHF 40.-, valid from January to December) it may be purchased at Customs (Gaggiolo - Stabio, Ponte Tresa, Chiasso).


Download the application via Google Play or App Store, which allows the payment of the parking time in the Lugano car parks via smartphone. Ask in the shops, to operators and hoteliers for the parking discount voucher (CHF 2.- or CHF 5.-) to be included in the application. 

Bus Parking City Map

Bus Parking City Map [.pdf 1 MB]

Distances from Lugano

Milan 77 km
Zurich 227 km
Basel 287 km
Bern 302 km
Geneva 446 km
Rom 644 km
Paris 856 km
Berlin 1048 km
London 1152 km

Useful links

Road Traffic
Information provided in real time by the Swiss Touring Club

Webcam A2 Motorway - Airolo Nord
Images supplied by AET (Azienda Elettrica Ticinese)

Webcam A2 Motorway - Airolo Sud
Images supplied by AET (Azienda Elettrica Ticinese)

FlixBus provides bus trips to Lugano

Tourist train

Tourist train

A tour of the City aboard the train "La freccia rossa" (the red arrow) which allows you to discover the beauty of the City and its neighbourhood.


All roads lead to Ticino

What do Sempione, Novena, Lucomagno and San Bernardino have in common? They are all stunningly-attractive Alpine passes that lead you into Ticino from the north.


Lugano by car and bus, All roads lead to Ticino