The cheapest times to fly from ZRH to LUG are

  • May 21st to July 1st
  • October 22nd to December 2nd (except the week of November 5th)
  • December 24th to April 8th (except the week of January 1st)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ZRH to LUG is mid to late November. Prices can be as high as $247 for Monday flights during mid December, or as low as $141 for Saturday flights around mid to late November.


When to Fly to Lugano

Flying from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) will usually cost between $141 to $221 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late November with an average ticket price of $141. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $206. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $65 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $156 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ZRH to LUG flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ZRH to LUG route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ZRH to LUG Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ZRH to LUG flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Zürich. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.95, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to Lugano, and Wednesdays are the most expensive days to return to Zürich. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $25 (15%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $143. Return trip prices are from the LUG to ZRH flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ZRH to LUG can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 10 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from ZRH to LUG while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Geneva Airport (GVA) in Geneva

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 5.77% less expensive than LUG
  • Nonstop flights available

See ZRH to GVA flights

Destination alternative #2: Malpensa Airport (MXP) in Milan

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from LUG
  • Usually 2.56% less expensive than LUG
  • Nonstop flights available

See ZRH to MXP flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ZRH to LUG? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 1 major airline flying this route most often: SWISS, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 102 miles or 164 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ZRH to LUG?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ZRH to LUG flight is about 1 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Zurich and Lugano?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from ZRH to LUG.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeZRH
Origination airport nameZurich Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeLUG
Destination airport nameLugano Airport


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