In February, the Federal Council took the decision to lift the majority of measures in place to contain the coronavirus pandemic. From Thursday, 17 February, masks and COVID certificates will no longer be required to enter cultural venues and other public settings and events.

How to get there

Milano Airports
The international airports of Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Milan Linate (LIN) are about one hour from Lugano and have public transportation connections.

Zurich Airport
The International airport of Zuerich (ZRH) is connected directly to Lugano by train (3h). 


Distance from the main Swiss cities and nearest European cities:

Milano 1h
Zurigo 3h
Ginevra 5h30'
Roma 5h30'
Monaco 8h
Parigi 10h
Berlino 12h

Swiss Rail Road System

From Lugano Rail Station to LAC Lugano (1Km)

About 10 minutes.
About 7 minutes if you take the funicolar that connect the rail station with the city centre.

By Bus:
City Line no. 4, direction Lugano Centro (4 stops, 7 minutes)

Taxi rank outside the rail station

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).

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

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