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

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Train via Bellinzona  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB ICE International / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona 21 / ...

SFr 142 - SFr 330

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Bus  •  17h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern N836
  2. Take the bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan Bern-Venedig

SFr 75 - SFr 97

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Train  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB ICE International / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Locarno 5-Y

SFr 141 - SFr 329

Bus, train  •  19h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich 472
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona 12-Y / ...

SFr 101 - SFr 163

Drive  •  9h 25m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Locarno 1003.5 km

SFr 150 - SFr 220

Fly to Lugano  •  7h 12m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Lugano (LUG) AMS - LUG

SFr 227 - SFr 439

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 8m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Giubiasco

SFr 91 - SFr 308

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Zurich (ZRH) AMS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona

SFr 106 - SFr 385

Fly to Basel, train  •  7h 59m

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

SFr 121 - SFr 340

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 54m

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

SFr 99 - SFr 360

Fly to Geneva, train  •  9h 59m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Geneva (GVA) AMS - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Domodossola
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno S. Antonio

SFr 152 - SFr 402

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno is to bus which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 17h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 360€ and takes 6h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Lucerne Inselquai and Bellinzona, Via Pellandini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 11m.

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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 Basel SBB and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 44m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Locarno is 746 km. The road distance is 1003.5 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno without a car is to train via Bellinzona which takes 10h 44m and costs 120€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 10h 44m to get from Amsterdam to Locarno, including transfers.

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

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Amsterdam to Locarno train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno is to train via Bellinzona which takes 10h 44m and costs 120€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 17h 11m, you could also fly, which costs 200€ - 400€ and takes 7h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 745.6 km
  • Duration: 10h 44m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Locarno via Basel SBB and Bellinzona in around 10h 44m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Locarno via Luzern, Lucerne Inselquai, Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan, and Bellinzona, Via Pellandini in around 17h 11m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 250
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 470
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 360
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 900
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 150 - SFr 550
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 280
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 470
Train operators
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 Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 65 - SFr 150
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 65 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
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 Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 24 - SFr 45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Domodossola to Locarno S. Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 85
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 30 - SFr 45
1st Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
Fart
Train from Domodossola to Locarno S. Antonio
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Lucerne Inselquai to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 28 - SFr 40
Website
ExpressBus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
SFr 45 - SFr 65
Website
Eurolines FR

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There is no direct flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lugano Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h and has one stopover.

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Amsterdam to Locarno bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan station.

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Amsterdam to Locarno train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bellinzona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Locarno is 1003 km. It takes approximately 9h 25m to drive from Amsterdam to Locarno.

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KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 2076+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at SFr 76 per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 18 min and costs 6€ - 13€.

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