How to Arrive

Lugano and its Exhibition Centre are easily reachable with all means of transport. (map)

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From Milano: Highway A8 dei Laghi, direction Como – San Gottardo or Highway A8, direction Varese – Stabio (Gaggiolo). Suggested exit: Lugano Sud. From Zurich: Highway A2, direction San Gottardo – Chiasso – Italia. Suggested exit: Lugano Sud. After having driven along the lakeside, direction city centre, it is enough follow the indications for the Holiday Exhibition Centre.

Please remember that in order to drive along the Swiss highways it is compulsory having the highway stamp on the windsreen (cost SF 40.- valid from January to December) to be bought at the Customs. Otherwise, Lugano can be reached by the canton road.

Distance from Lugano: – Bern 302 km – Zurich 227 km – Varese 35 km – Como 32 km – Milan 77 km – Rome 644 km


The Swiss Railway is extremely wide and it allows to reach any town of the Country. Information about prices and timetable.

Distance from some Swiss and European cities: – Bern 4h15 – Zurich 2h40 – Milan 1h – Rome 5h40

Links with the city centre: The city centre is easily reachable on foot (10 minutes), or with public means of transport:

Cable railway Lugano – Railwaystation daily from 05.20 to 23.50

Taxi Phone number +41 (0)91 922 88 33

The Exhibition Centre is only 6 minutes on foot from the city centre,otherwise it is possible using the city buses, autobus cittadini (linea 1), getting off at Lido stop.

BY PLANE Airport Lugano-Agno It is situated southwards the Alps, between Zurich and Milan and it allows a quick link between the insubric district and the main Swiss and European cities.

Milan Malpensa Airport is only a few minutes away from Lugano city centre, easy to reach through the highway system connecting Switzerland and Italy.

From Milan Malpensa airport you can take the road which connects the airport to the highway and then follow the indications towards Como / Chiasso (A8 Highway). Once passed the Swiss border you can follow the indications to Lugano.