Easy to reach!
Lugano is served by the motorway axis that directly connects Northern Europe to the Mediterranean. When leaving the A2/E35 motorway, head to the city center and follow the “Università” or “USI” signs. However, please be aware that parking is not easy in the neighbourhood of our campus. The blue parking zone requires a parking disk (max. 2 hours), while the white spaces are metered parking. The university’s underground car park has only a limited number of places available to the public and is on payment.
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Traveling by train in Switzerland is easy and reliable, thanks to one of the world’s best railway systems. Lugano lies right on the North-South axis with trains running between Milan (40 minutes to 1 hour) and Zurich (2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours) every hour. If you want to experience a picturesque journey, fly into Zurich and take the train to Lugano.
Check the Swiss National Railway website for national and international train connections.
Lugano (LUG) Airport
The most convenient way to get to Lugano from most places abroad is to fly into Lugano’s small international airport (Agno) via Zurich or Geneva with Swiss International Airlines or Darwin Air. If you book your flight well in advance, Swiss offers good prices from all major European cities. There is a shuttle bus service between Lugano and Agno airport.
Not only will you experience one of the most scenic flights ever with a view of the Matterhorn – it is also totally stress free to check in and out at this little airport.
Milan Malpensa (MXP) airport
The major international hub for Lugano is Milan Malpensa Airport. All major European airlines (over 70 in total) operate direct flights to Milan Malpensa Airport several times per day, including low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and Easyjet. Shuttle busses (Jetbus, Malpensaexpress) run regularly between Malpensa and Lugano, making for a trouble-free journey. The shuttle trip takes 50 minutes (round-trip fare EUR 35).
Milan Bergamo Airport
Another option is Bergamo (Orio al Serio) airport, the local base for a large number of budget airlines. Bergamo is about 1 1/2 hours from Lugano by car. Alternatively, travellers can take a bus to Milan, and then catch a train to Lugano.