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Travelling to Lugano

Hi all

We are planning a trip from Zurich to lugano with our 1 year old son in 2 weeks.(July30 to Aug 3) Which one would ypu suggest :by car or by train? We have a Babycarriage, 1 luggage + 1 small bag

By Train:


  • Zurich - Lugano = 2.15 hrs

  • Ticket =260 CHF for 2 person ( two way)

  • Curious about how the seating will be and whether we will be able to place our luggage and babycarriage without disturbing others.
  • How to keep our lil one calm and quite. He dont sit anymore in laps. Always crawling around.
  • If you want to go around places in lugano ( like San salvatore, Swiss minatur) you will have to depend on public transportation.

By Car:

  • You are flexible. You can stop whenever you want.( our lil one is not so comfortable in sitting in his child seat in car for a long time.
  • Travel cost = max. 2 Full Tanks ( approx. 150 CHF or max. 200 CHF)


  • Traffic ( anyways planning to avoid Gotthard Tunnel; but taking San Bernardino or other passes may also increase travel time)
  • Parking in Lugano ( extra charges)
  • Travel time of minimum 3.5 hrs without traffic block and without any stops in between.

So i am really confused which one to choose.

Any tips for the trip from anyone?

THanks in advance
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