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There are 11 ways to get from Amsterdam to Locarno by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Bellinzona

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne Station to Bellinzona Station

Train

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Locarno

Night train, train

  1. Take the night train from Utrecht Centraal to Zuerich Hb
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Locarno

Drive

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Locarno

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Locarno

Fly to Zurich, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH)
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano

Fly to Milan Linate, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Linate (LIN)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Locarno

Fly to Basel, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Basel (BSL)
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano

Fly to Milan Bergamo, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Bergamo (BGY)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Locarno

Fly to Geneva, train

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA)
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
  3. Take the train from Brig to Domodossola
  4. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno is to bus which costs €45 - €65 and takes 17h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno is to fly and train which costs €65 - €180 and takes 6h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Locarno, Debarcadero via Lucerne Station and Bellinzona, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 17m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Locarno via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Mannheim Hbf and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 39m.

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It is 746 km from Amsterdam to Locarno. It is approximately 994.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno without a car is to train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) which takes 10h 39m and costs €100 - €230.

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It takes approximately 10h 39m to get from Amsterdam to Locarno, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Locarno bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Locarno train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno is to train via Frankfurt Airport (FRA) which takes 10h 39m and costs €100 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €45 - €65 and takes 17h 17m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 745.5 km
  • Duration: 10h 39m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Locarno, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Locarno via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Mannheim Hbf, and Bellinzona in around 10h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Locarno via Luzern, Lucerne Station, Bellinzona Station, and Bellinzona, Stazione in around 17h 17m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 400
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 230
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 310
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 180
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Bergamo via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 210
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 210
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 410
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 300
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 380
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 350
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 420
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 280
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 350
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 90
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 35 - SFr 55
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 90
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 29
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 12 - SFr 17
1st Class
SFr 20 - SFr 29
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
7h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 16 - SFr 24
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 220 - SFr 390
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Locarno
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 110
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Brig
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 19 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Brig to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 7 - SFr 11
Website
BLS AG
Schedules at
Swiss Railways
FART
Phone
+41 (0)91 756 04 00
Email
fart@centovalli.ch
Website
centovalli.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Autolinee FART
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern
Ave. Duration
13h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Lucerne Station to Bellinzona Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 6 - SFr 9
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Amsterdam to Locarno bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, arrive at Bellinzona Station.

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Amsterdam to Locarno train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, arrive at Bellinzona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Locarno is 995 km. It takes approximately 9h 14m to drive from Amsterdam to Locarno.

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easyJet, KLM, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €6 - €13.

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