There are 4 ways to get from Ascona to Geneva by train, car, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  5 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno S. Antonio to Domodossola Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Geneve Eurocity / ...

$80 - $139

3 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Ascona to Geneva 216.3 miles

$45 - $65

Line 1 bus, line 20 train, line 10 train to Lugano, fly  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the line 1 bus from Ascona, Posta to Locarno, Piazza Stazione
  2. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco
  3. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano
  4. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Geneva (GVA) LUG - GVA

$94 - $250

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$84 - $296

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The cheapest way to get from Ascona to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ascona to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Ascona to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Locarno S. Antonio and arriving at Geneve via Domodossola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Ascona and Geneva is 202 km. The road distance is 346 km.

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The best way to get from Ascona to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Ascona to Geneva, including transfers.

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Ascona to Geneva train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Locarno S. Antonio station.

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Ascona to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 126.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

What companies run services between Ascona, Switzerland and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Ascona to Geneva via Domodossola in around 5 h 4 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
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 Locarno S. Antonio to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
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 Domodossola to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Ascona, Posta to Locarno, Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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