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 - $26

Cheapest option

Line 311 bus  •  38 min

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

$8 - $12

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Bellinzona to Locarno 12.5 miles

$100 - $130

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 takes 23 min and costs SFr 100 - SFr 130.

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

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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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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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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 - $26 and the journey takes 27 min. Alternatively, Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Bellinzona to Locarno hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 38 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Locarno
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $26
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 - $12
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Bellinzona to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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