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There are 13 ways to get from Amsterdam to Locarno by train, bus, car or plane

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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 9-Y

$219 - $344

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Bus  •  17h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Luzern N836
  2. Take the bus from Luzern to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo K188

$67 - $111

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Train via Bellinzona  •  11h 5m

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

$220 - $346

Bus, train  •  20h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona Eurocity / ...

$126 - $191

Drive, train  •  10h 5m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf Ice / ...
  4. Drive from Lörrach Hbf to Locarno

$177 - $300

Drive  •  9h 28m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Locarno 627.2 miles

$150 - $220

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich, train  •  7h 31m

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

$113 - $383

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7h 59m

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

$74 - $289

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 58m

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

$98 - $337

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel, train  •  8h 15m

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

$121 - $339

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva, train  •  9h 43m

  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 FART

$132 - $360

Train to Brussels, fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  9h 57m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Brussels Airport - Zaventem
  2. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Stabio
  4. Take the train from Stabio to Giubiasco

$75 - $283

Fly Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin, train  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Turin (TRN) AMS - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Milano Centrale Station
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona

$138 - $421

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno is to bus which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 17h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno is to fly and train which costs 95€ - 340€ and takes 7h 31m.

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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 Luzern, Castione, Stazione and Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 22m.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 50m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Locarno is 746 km. The road distance is 1003.6 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 10h 50m and costs 190€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 10h 50m 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, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno is to train which takes 10h 50m and costs 190€ - 300€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 17h 22m.

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  • Distance: 466 miles
  • Duration: 10h 50m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Locarno via Basel SBB in around 10h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Locarno via Luzern, Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo, Castione, Stazione, and Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione in around 17h 22m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $480
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $320
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Bad Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Brussels Airport - Zaventem
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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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
12h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luzern to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Book at
eurolines.ch

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Amsterdam to Locarno bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Locarno is 1004 km. It takes approximately 9h 28m to drive from Amsterdam to Locarno.

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

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There are 1688+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16m and costs 5€ - 11€.

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