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kate Jan 6th, 2003 04:55 AM

geneva - lugano
 
driving time these 2 points? thanks

Nancy Jan 6th, 2003 05:34 AM

What part of Lugano are you going to, and when are you going? If you are travelling on a weekend in summer or ski season, there may be major delays at the Gotthard tunnel on Fridays and Sundays. Without traffic, the trip would take you about 5 hours. With traffic, it could take up to an additional 3 hours. If it is snowing, add more time. Given the traffic, price of gas and cost of a rental car, I would suggest you take the train. It is a very beautiful ride through the Alps to Lugano. Train time from Geneva to Lugano is 6 hours.

patrick Jan 6th, 2003 08:02 AM

What about train times from Milan to Lugano?

Lisa Jan 6th, 2003 08:11 AM

<BR>To Patrick<BR>Milano - Lugano<BR>:57 on Cisalpino fast train<BR>1:29 to 1:57 on local trains<BR>(www.sbb.ch)

Nancy Jan 6th, 2003 08:12 AM

According to the timetable I looked up here in Switzerland, the train between Milan and Lugano will take 1 to 11/2 hours, depending on when you go during the day, and whether there is a connection necessary. You can look up schedules at the following sites:<BR><BR> treinitalia.com<BR>SBB.ch (this is the Swiss Railways site, but you can get schedules for places <BR> outside Switzerland as well)<BR><BR><BR>Two helpful websites for driving in Europe are:<BR><BR> twenj.com<BR> drive-alive.com (you can put in your destination and get a road map)<BR><BR>


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