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There are 10 ways to get from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Bellinzona  •  11h 23m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona 21 / ...

SFr 140 - SFr 327

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17h 24m

  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 74 - SFr 96

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Train  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel Sbb Ice
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Locarno 8-Y

SFr 139 - SFr 326

Bus, train  •  19h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich 472
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona Ec / ...

SFr 95 - SFr 162

Drive  •  9h 26m

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival 1003.3 km

SFr 130 - SFr 200

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) AMS - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1 to Lugano Piazzale Besso

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 8m

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

SFr 116 - SFr 365

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7h 49m

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

SFr 97 - SFr 698

Fly to Basel, train  •  8h 34m

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

SFr 131 - SFr 400

Fly to Turin, train  •  9h 7m

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

SFr 120 - SFr 493

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival is to bus which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 17h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival is to fly and train which costs 100€ - 340€ and takes 7h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival. 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 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Locarno via Basel SBB and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 23m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Locarno Festival is 746 km. The road distance is 1003.3 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival without a car is to train via Bellinzona which takes 11h 23m and costs 130€ - 310€.

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It takes approximately 11h 23m to get from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival, including transfers.

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

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Amsterdam to Locarno Festival 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 Festival is to train via Bellinzona which takes 11h 23m and costs 130€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 90€ and takes 17h 24m.

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  • Distance: 745.6 km
  • Duration: 11h 23m

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

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival via Basel SBB, Bellinzona, and Locarno in around 11h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival via Lucerne Inselquai, Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan, Bellinzona, Via Pellandini, and Locarno, Via della Pace in around 17h 24m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 110 - SFr 700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 100 - SFr 430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 240
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 200
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 300
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 27 - SFr 550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 210
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 160 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 320
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 500
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 600
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 170 - SFr 320
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
SFr 140 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 90 - SFr 270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 650
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 450
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 420
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Turin via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 180 - SFr 340
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 Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
6h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 90
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 150
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
7h 1m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 70 - SFr 130
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 27 - 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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 15 - SFr 60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 15 - SFr 21
Base Standard
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Base Premium
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 19 - SFr 21
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 10 - SFr 15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
SFr 10 - SFr 15
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 15m
Frequency
Once daily
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

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Amsterdam, Duivendrecht to Zurich
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 65
Website
Eurolines FR
Giosy Tours
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Website
giosytours.ch
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport P2 Terminal 1 to Lugano Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Giosy Tours

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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

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Amsterdam to Locarno Festival 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 Festival is 1003 km. It takes approximately 9h 26m to drive from Amsterdam to Locarno Festival.

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Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, Swiss and four other airlines offer flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 1947+ hotels available in Locarno Festival. Prices start at SFr 87 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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