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Personalised assistance in finding accommodation


Our office, Welcome Ludes, is pleased to offer you a one-on-one phone interview to answer all your questions concerning housing solutions and offer support in your apartment search. It is important to point out that although we are not directly responsible for finding accommodation for you, we are here to provide you with tools and resources that will facilitate your search. Through our “Find Housing” service, we will present you with different solutions and resources that will help you find the ideal housing for your needs.

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You have several options for housing in Lugano. You can choose to live alone in an apartment or you can opt for a shared solution with 2 or more people. The choice will depend mainly on your budget. A single-occupancy apartment will have an average monthly cost of about 700 to 1,000 francs. If you decide to share the apartment, expenses will be cut in half, and the budget range will be around 400-600 francs per month.

The location of the apartment is an important factor that will affect your budget. You can find apartments in the center of Lugano (which tend to be more expensive) or in the surrounding areas, which we recommend as more convenient. It is important to note that Lugano has an excellent public transportation system that will allow you to easily reach the Campus, even if you choose an apartment outside the center.
Alternatively, you also have the option of considering the Mendrisio/Chiasso areas or even staying in Italy, close to the border. Shared apartments in Italy have an average cost of about 300-400 francs per month.


To live in Lugano, students should calculate an approximate monthly expense of between CHF 1,300 and CHF 1,900.
This estimate takes into account the average monthly cost of the following items:

  • Housing: The monthly rent for a single, shared room or studio apartment generally ranges from CHF 450 to CHF 1,000.
  • Food: It is advisable to budget about CHF 450 per month for food. However, this amount may vary depending on one’s eating habits and lifestyle. You can do your grocery shopping at Denner and Lidl where prices are really good.
  • Public transportation: A monthly expense of approximately CHF 50-100 should be considered for the use of public transportation. Lugano offers an efficient public transportation system, making it easy to move around the area.
  • Various expenses: It is advisable to budget about CHF 200 per month for miscellaneous expenses, such as utilities, telephone, internet and other daily necessities.

It is important to keep in mind that these are average values and that actual expenses may vary depending on personal preferences and individual circumstances.

Lugano offers a welcoming and safe environment with many cultural, recreational and leisure opportunities. With judicious management of finances, you can fully enjoy the experience of living and studying in this fascinating Swiss City.


Security is one of the most distinctive features of Lugano. The city is considered very safe, with a low crime rate and an effective law enforcement presence. Students can feel safe and secure during their stay.

Lugano is also renowned for its quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Although it is a medium-sized city, it maintains a pleasant small-town atmosphere with a strong focus on quality of life. Students will enjoy a less frenetic daily life than in large metropolises, allowing them to focus on their studies and personal well-being.

The city offers a wide range of services and infrastructure that will meet the needs of students. There are supermarkets, stores, restaurants, shopping centers, banks and other conveniences easily accessible. In addition, Lugano is well connected to public transportation, making it easy and convenient to get around the city and surrounding areas.

Students will also have many opportunities to play sports and immerse themselves in nature. Lugano is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery, with hiking trails, bicycle paths, and opportunities for water sports on the lake. The city itself offers modern sports facilities, tennis courts, soccer fields and other facilities that allow students to keep fit and enjoy outdoor activities.

Last but not least, Lugano’s mild climate contributes further to its quality of life. Due to its position at the south of the Alps, the City enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters. This pleasant climate allows students to enjoy long sunny days and spend time outdoors throughout the year.


Lugano enjoys a privileged geographical position that makes it easy to travel both nationally and internationally. The City is well connected to major foreign surrounding cities by an efficient transportation network.

How to reach us from major cities:

  • Milan: the city is only 70 kilometers away from Lugano. It is possible to reach Lugano from Milan by train in about an hour. There are regular connections between the two cities, making it easy and convenient to travel between them.
  • Paris: the best option to reach Lugano is to take a flight to Milan Malpensa airport. From the airport, you can continue by train to Lugano. The total journey takes about 2-3 hours, according to the waiting time for the connection.
  • Marseille: the most convenient way to reach Lugano from Marseille is to take a flight to Milan Malpensa airport and then continue by train to Lugano.
    The flight from Marseille to Milan Malpensa takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. The total travel time, including the train ride from Milan Malpensa to Lugano, can take about 4-5 hours, depending on the waiting time for the connection.
  • Bruxelles: to reach Lugano from Brussels, you can take a flight to Milan Malpensa airport and then continue by train to Lugano. The direct flight from Brussels to Milan Malpensa takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes. The total travel time, including considering the train ride from Milan Malpensa to Lugano, can take about 4-5 hours, depending on the waiting time for the connection.