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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

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.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information 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

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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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).

  • Garni Molinazzo - (3 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Albergo Ristorante La Piodella - (2 minutes from the airport) This is a restaurant that has lodging above it. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Colorado Lugano - (10 minutes from the airport) The airport shuttle runs daily from 9:50AM to 6:40PM and stops directly in front of the hotel. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Budget Lugano Paradiso Hotel - (9 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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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Airport WiFi / Internet

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

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs, operated by BSI, are available. BSI customers have the option of withdrawing Euros, while all others can withdraw only Swiss Francs. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
  • 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 • Cafe Dell’Aeroporto can be found outside the terminal. Hours: Unknown.
  • Information desk – There is an Information Desk available at the airport. Location and Hours: unknown.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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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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As of February 2018, Lugano airport is served by the following airlines: Swiss • Silver Air.

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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: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt.


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. At the time of this December 2017 update, adult fare start at CHF 10.


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.


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: 15 February 2018

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 contact us .