How to travel to Monte Brè
The funicular to the top departs from Cassarate, a district of Lugano.
How to reach Lugano
Lugano can be reached by train and by car. There's limited parking space near the funicular stations in Cassarate and Suvigliana.
Section 1: train station to Cassarate
Take a bus to the stop 'Cassarate, Monte Brè'. The bus ride takes about 15 minutes. The walk from the bus stop to the funicular station takes 2 minutes.
Alternatively you can walk from the train station to the funicular station in 30 minutes (see the map for details).
Section 2: Cassarate to Suvigliana
Take the funicular to Suvigliana. This ride only takes a few minutes.
Section 3: Suvigliana to Monte Brè
Cross the street and board the funicular for the 10 minute ride up to the peak of Monte Brè.
Dates of operation
Section 1 (getting there) works all year round. Section 2 and 3 operate from 2 March to 14 December 2019, and from the first Sunday in March 2019 up to January 6 2020, with the exception of December 25 2019. So section 2 and 3 will be closed from January 7 up to early March 2020.
Tip: check the timetable before you start your trip.