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Zurich to Lugano flights

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Flight Duration Flights between Zurich and Lugano take, on average, 40 minutes minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Departing Airport The airport Zurich is the departure airport operating flights between Zurich and Lugano
Arriving Airport Flights departing Zurich with Lugano as destination arrives at Agno
High season According to search data from our customers, November is the busiest time to fly from Zurich to Lugano
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Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.23 CHF
British Pound Sterling Swiss Franc
1 CHF = 0.82 GBP
Last checked on 07 July 2022
Local, one-way ticket

Trains in Lugano are 40% cheaper than in Zurich.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Lugano costs roughly the same as in Zurich.

Standard daytime start rate

Taxis are 150% more expensive in Lugano than in Zurich.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Lugano is 30% cheaper than in Zurich.

Zurich airports
  • ( Basel Euroairport (BSL)
    How far from city centre: 50 miles
  • ( Zurich (ZRH)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( Mulhouse Euroairport (MLH)
    How far from city centre: 50 miles
Lugano airports
  • ( Agno (LUG)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
K Distance: 96 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Zurich to Lugano

😷 Is it safe to travel from Zurich to Lugano during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Switzerland may apply when travelling from Zurich. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Zurich to Lugano at Opodo?
At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest flight available from Zurich to Lugano. Considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys, our search engine works to provides always the best price with the best conditions.
💰 Is Lugano expensive to visit compared to Zurich?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Lugano costs an average of 12.01 GBP, 150% more expensive than Zurich, with a fare of 4.80 GBP, while train tickets costs 34% less in Lugano: 2.12 GBP against 3.20 GBP in Zurich. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 20.01 GBP in both Lugano and Zurich. The price of the coffee is around 29% cheaper in Lugano, with an average of 2.83 GBP, while in Zurich the coffee costs 3.99 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Zurich to Lugano?
The most popular months to book a trip from Zurich to Lugano are December, October and February, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Zurich to Lugano?
The best time of the year to go to Lugano when flying from Zurich depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, November is the top 1º month to fly to Lugano from Zurich in terms of searches from our customer, followed by September and June. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, May and August are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Zurich -  Lugano.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Zurich to Lugano?
The total flight time between Zurich and Lugano is of around 00:40 hours on average, considering an average distance of 163 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Lugano compared to Zurich?
While in Zurich the temperatures can reach an average of 31.95 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 mm ,Lugano's temperatures can go up to 29.76 ºC during the hot season, with 12.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -6.37 ºC in Lugano, compared to the -8.07 ºC average degrees reported in Zurich. During the winter period, Zurich can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Lugano have an average of 2.3 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Zurich and Lugano?
The main airport route flying between Zurich and Lugano is: Zurich (ZRH) to Agno (LUG). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Swiss International Air Lines.
  • Lufthansa.
  • Austrian Airlines.
Which are the airlines with flights from Zurich to Lugano?
Airlines with direct flights departing from Zurich to Lugano are:
  • Swiss International Air Lines.
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