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There are 7 ways to get from Ascona to Venice by train, car or plane

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Train via Milan

  1. Take the train from Locarno to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

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Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly

  1. Take the train from Locarno to Mendrisio
  2. Take the train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Venice (VCE)

5 alternative options

Train

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Venezia S. Lucia

Train via Ascona, Centro

  1. Take the train from Locarno to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia

Drive

  1. Drive from Ascona to Venice

Train to Zurich, fly

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE)

Train to Milan Linate, fly

  1. Take the train from Locarno to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Venice (VCE)

Ascona to Venice by bus and train

The journey time between Ascona and Venice is around 6h 20m and covers a distance of around 382 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 51m. Operated by FART, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Trenitalia Frecce, the Ascona to Venice service departs from Ascona, Scuole and arrives in Venezia S. Lucia. Typically 49 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

49 Weekly Services
6h 20m Average Duration
€113 Cheapest Price
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Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino, Ukraine and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Venice is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Venice is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Venice is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, returning to Switzerland from Italy is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Ascona to Venice is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 3h 46m.

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The fastest way to get from Ascona to Venice is to drive which takes 3h 46m and costs SFr 55 - SFr 85.

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The distance between Ascona and Venice is 287 km. The road distance is 378 km.

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The best way to get from Ascona to Venice without a car is to train via Milan which takes 6h 20m and costs SFr 110 - SFr 220.

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It takes approximately 6h 20m to get from Ascona to Venice, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 25m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ascona to Venice is 378 km. It takes approximately 3h 46m to drive from Ascona to Venice.

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Luxair, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings and nine other airlines offer flights from Milan Malpensa Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 1470+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at €87 per night.

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  • Distance: 287.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 20m

What companies run services between Ascona, Switzerland and Venice, Italy?

You can take a train from Ascona to Venice via Locarno, Debarcadero, Locarno, and Milano Centrale in around 6h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€270 - €1300
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€310 - €1400
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €2000
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€330 - €1400
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €1300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€21 - €200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Palermo
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€21 - €200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€21 - €200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €250
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€75 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€240 - €1600
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€250 - €4000
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€260 - €3200
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€150 - €850
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €1100
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€310 - €1400
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€330 - €1400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Pantelleria
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €270
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€350 - €2000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €1400
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €1000
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €1200
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€240 - €1400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Venice via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €150
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellinzona to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€95 - €180
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Locarno to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Malpensa Aeroporto T1
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€23 - €45
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Bellinzona to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€28 - €40
1st Class
€45 - €60
Südostbahn
Phone
+41 58 580 70 70
Email
info@sob.ch
Website
sob.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Website
Südostbahn
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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