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Lugano Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Lugano Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Lugano Airport.

What to Expect

  • The small terminal provides service to a few European destinations.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Lugano Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.


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Lugano Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter these lounges at Lugano airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

» Buy a Lounge Pass

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Lugano Airport. Connect to the "WiFi Lugano" network.

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Lugano Airport does not appeal to you, there are several small B&B’s and restaurants with lodging attached within a short distance of the airport. Most of the hotels in the area can be found in the city center (about 12 minutes away).

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Lugano Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs - BSI operates an ATM in the terminal. BSI customers have the option of withdrawing Euros, while all others can withdraw only Swiss Francs.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Conference Facilities – Aeroclub Lugano is located opposite the terminal and can accommodate up to 30 people. It can be booked in advance online.
  • Currency Exchange – There is no currency exchange in the terminal. The nearest one is a 5-minute walk away, in the World Trade Center.
  • Disabled Services – People with reduced mobility must provide the airport with 48-hours notice in order to ensure proper support.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Luxury Travel Shops offer duty-free shopping, with a location in Departures (open for each scheduled flight departure) and Arrivals (open for each scheduled flight arrival). A newsstand is located just outside of the terminal.
  • Food & Drink - Two dining options are available: A snack bar in the departure lounge is open 40 minutes before each scheduled flight departure, while Restaurant Bienvenue is open from 6:30AM - 9:00PM.
  • Information desk – Location: unknown. Hours: 10:00AM - 2:00PM and 3:00PM - 7:00PM (Mon-Fri) • 10:00AM - 2:00PM and 4:00PM - 7:00PM (Sat-Sun).

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Car rentals are available, and rental car pick-up is only 10 meters from the terminal. The following companies have desks at the airport: Sixt • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz.

Shuttle

Shuttle Bus Sagl offers regular service between the airport, city center and main railway station. Additional stops at hotels can be requested. Departures are scheduled in accordance to flight arrival and departure times, from 8:00AM - 6:30PM on weekdays (from 10:00AM on Sundays). Fares start at CHF 8 and up.

Taxi

Taxis are available at the airport daily from 7:00AM - 9:30PM. Estimated one-way fares between the airport and city center or main railway is CHF 30 - 35.

Train

FLP Lugano-Ponte Tresa trains offer frequent daily service between the airport and the main railway station in Lugano. The airport train stop is at Agno, just a 10-minute walk from the terminal. Trains depart every 15 minutes from 6:25AM - 8:10PM on weekdays, and every 30 minutes on Sundays and bank holidays.

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Last Updated: 27 February 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.

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