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Monte Brè - How to get there

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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. Sections 2 and 3 do not operate in January and February, and start operating from the first Sunday in March. From early March onward, section 2 and 3 are open for the rest of 2020, with the exception of December 25.

Tip: check the timetable before you start your trip.


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