If you are wondering what time is it in Lugano Switzerland right now, you’ve come to the right place to understand. Lugano Switzerland is in the CEST time zone with many other European countries. Read on to see exactly more information on the Lugano time zone as well as Lugano travel tips for local inspiration on what to do here.
What Time Is It In Lugano Switzerland?
Lugano is part of the CEST time zone — Central European Summer Time, making it the same time zone as Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Rome. It is of course also the same time zone as Zurich.
Other locations you can compare the timezone of Lugano to are shown here:
|Los Angeles||-9 hours|
|Mexico City||-7 hours|
|New York||-6 hours|
|São Paulo||-5 hours|
|Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Rome||No time difference|
|Istanbul||1 hour +|
|Moscow||1 hour +|
|Dubai||2 hours +|
|Mumbai||3.5 hours +|
|Hong Kong||6 hours +|
|Shanghai||6 hours +|
|Singapore||6 hours +|
|Tokyo||7 hours +|
|Sydney||8 hours +|
Lugano Travel Tips
While visiting Lugano, get inspired with our top local posts about the following;
Monte San Salvatore – Ride the funicular or hike up to the top of Monte San Salvatore for gorgeous 360° views of Lake Lugano and looking down to all the smaller villages surrounding the lake. The perfect place for Ticino views!
Lugano In Winter – Sharing what you can do during the winter period in Lugano, such as to join the Christmas festivities, visit a snow topped mountain nearby, shop in the local boutiques and more!
Monte Bre – With a short ride to the top by bus or funicular, Monte Bre is the perfect place for watching the sunset or enjoying a local wine at the restaurant.
The Village of Gandria – Arriving by boat is the best way to visit Gandria, a little village just around the corner of Lugano. The cobblestoned streets is a no driving zone, making it picturesque and peaceful for a stroll around. There are a few restaurants with lake view that’s well worth your time.
1 Day Self Guided Tour Around Lugano – After taking this route ourselves, we just had to share this perfect 1 day itinerary that you can do in Lugano during the Summer time. It involves exploring the city, followed by a trip up the mountain Monte San Salvatore before heading back down to a boat. With the boat its a short trip to Gandria before walking back to Lugano.