There are 4 ways to get from Bellinzona to Locarno by train, bus, taxi or car

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Line 20 train  •  27 min

  1. Take the line 20 train from Bellinzona to Locarno 20 / ...

$14 - $27

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Line 311 bus  •  38 min

  1. Take the line 311 bus from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico to Locarno, Via della Pace 311

$8 - $13

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bellinzona to Locarno 12.5 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Bellinzona to Locarno 12.5 miles

$2 - $4

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The cheapest way to get from Bellinzona to Locarno is to drive which costs SFr 2 - SFr 4 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bellinzona to Locarno is to taxi which costs SFr 100 - SFr 130 and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 38 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Bellinzona and arriving at Locarno. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 27 min.

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The distance between Bellinzona and Locarno is 17 km. The road distance is 20 km.

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The best way to get from Bellinzona to Locarno without a car is to line 20 train which takes 27 min and costs SFr 14 - SFr 26.

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The line 20 train from Bellinzona to Locarno takes 27 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Bellinzona to Locarno bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico station.

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Bellinzona to Locarno train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Bellinzona station.

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The best way to get from Bellinzona to Locarno is to line 20 train which takes 27 min and costs SFr 14 - SFr 26. Alternatively, you can line 311 bus, which costs SFr 8 - SFr 12 and takes 38 min.

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Bellinzona to Locarno bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Locarno, Via della Pace station.

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

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Map of how to get from Bellinzona to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 10.8 miles
  • Duration: 27 min

What companies run services between Bellinzona, Switzerland and Locarno, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Bellinzona to Locarno every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $27 and the journey takes 27 min. Alternatively, Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Bellinzona to Locarno hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 38 min.

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 Bellinzona to Locarno
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico to Locarno, Via della Pace
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Bellinzona to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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