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Best way from lugano to brig ?

Dear sirs
On May 3 , my wife & me are expected to be in Lugano,
We need to get some time after noon (night) to Brig to sleep over the night, in order to get in the morning (May 4 - 10:18 am) on the Glacer Expres, heading towrd Chur.
We have no car, so I' d like to get your deatailed advice about the best & fast way to get from Lugano to Brig ?!
Thanks in advance
Meir Naaman

2 Answers

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Bern

The way to get from A to B by public transport in Switzerland, for any A or B, can always be found on

There are several possibilities. One of them has you take part of the Glacier Express route...
But my suggestion would be to take the train to Locarno - Domodossola. That way you get to do the Centovalli line, which is quite scenic. If you are travelling on a Swiss Pass this route is included (even though it does pass via Italy).

answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Boston

Generally, the quickest way by train from Lugano to Brig is to take the route KVB indicated. Take a local train to Giubiasco, change to a train (traveling in the opposite direction) towards Locarno. From Locarno, take the Centovalli Railway to Domodossola, finally changing for a northbound train to Brig. Despite this route going through Italy, it is entirely covered by Swisspass.

To get detailed timetable information, either visit, or inquire at the SBB travel office at the Lugano train station.

Hope this helps!

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