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Overview

Lugano huddles around the eponymous lake, surrounded by Swiss mountains. With a dash of Italian flair, Lugano has become known as the Swiss Monte Carlo. International jet-setters spend the warm summers dining on fresh Swiss-Italian cuisine and enjoying the city’s chic ambience.

About Switzerland

Let yourself be tempted by a stroll in the charming historic centre. Through the delightful squares and archways, you will appreciate to see the large number of edifices in Lombard style.

The "Museo Cantonale d’Arte" of Lugano invites you to admire, among others, fascinating artworks from Klee, Jawlensky, Renoir and Degas. The nature lovers should stroll and relax in one of the numerous parks such as the Parco Civico along the lake with its amazing subtropical plants. The "Belvedere" garden is ornamented with camellias, magnolias and splendid modern artworks.

Beyond the old town, you will discover the beautiful San Lorenzo cathedral which is decorated with a magnificent façade in Renaissance-Lombard style.

Lugano station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in Lugano.

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Is bernina express included in the eurail global pass? I will buy a Global Pass but I am not sure if Bernina Express is included in the Global Pass. Please, can you advise?

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Reservations with rail pass. how do i make a reservation? How do I use my euro rail pass? how do I reserve train tickets? is euro rail accepted by all train companies?

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Customer reviews

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    Nice Trip |
    "Arrived on time as scheduled. Good trip. "

  • Comfort |
    "The train need a screen to show the next stop station. "

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    Milano-Lugano Trip |
    "Very comfortable and convenient trip. Hats-off to you Raileurope. "

  • average |
    "It’s an ordinary train that travelled to Lugano but the train that I was returned on was very good "

  • Online booking |
    "First of all, I recieved my online tickets after 3 weeks, which is long time. Secondly, the online tickets available were very limited, while the train was almost empty. "

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    Difficult to locate the cabin |
    "Although it is not difficult to find the platform, the cabin number is not indicate on the platform. It only has short time to walk to the cabin when the train is arrived. In addition, the luggage storage place is limited. "