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There are 4 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno by train, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  2h 40m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Cadenazzo 30 / ...

$47 - $85

Cheapest option

Train via Stabio  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Stabio S40 / ...
  2. Take the train from Stabio to Giubiasco 50

$32 - $66

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 24m

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno 65.3 miles

$15 - $23

Towncar  •  1h 24m

  1. Take a town car from Malpensa Aeroporto to Locarno 65.4 miles

$35 - $140

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 and arriving at Locarno via Cadenazzo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 40m.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Locarno is 61 km. The road distance is 104.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 2h 40m and costs 40€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 2h 40m to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno, including transfers.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 station.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Cadenazzo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno is 105 km. It takes approximately 1h 24m to drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 37.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 40m

What companies run services between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy and Locarno, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 2h 11m. Trenitalia also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Stabio
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Stabio to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
26h 2m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Malpensa Aeroporto to Locarno
Estimated price
$35 - $140

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