There are 4 ways to get from Bellinzona to Stresa by bus, ferry, train or car

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

Recommended option

Line 311 bus, ferry  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the line 311 bus from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico to Locarno, Piazza Stazione 311
  2. Take the ferry from Locarno to Stresa 205 / ...

$22 - $32

Cheapest option

Line 311 bus, line 3 bus, line 1 bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 311 bus from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico to Locarno, Piazza Stazione 311
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Brissago to Intra 3
  3. Take the line 1 bus from Verbania - Intra to Verbania Ferrovia 1

$19 - $32

2 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Stresa Eurocity / ...

$42 - $77

Drive  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Bellinzona to Stresa 48 miles

$10 - $15

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Bellinzona to Stresa. However, there are services departing from Bellinzona and arriving at Stresa via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 43 min.

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The distance between Bellinzona and Stresa is 50 km. The road distance is 76.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bellinzona to Stresa without a car is to line 311 bus and ferry which takes 2 h 51 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Bellinzona to Stresa, including transfers.

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Bellinzona to Stresa 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 Stresa is to train which takes 3 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 311 bus and line 3 bus and line 1 bus, which costs and takes 5 h 12 min.

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Bellinzona to Stresa train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Stresa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bellinzona to Stresa is 77 km. It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to drive from Bellinzona to Stresa.

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There are 2322+ hotels available in Stresa. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bellinzona to Stresa.
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  • Distance: 31.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

What companies run services between Bellinzona, Switzerland and Stresa, Italy?

You can take a train from Bellinzona to Stresa via Milano Centrale in around 3 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bellinzona to Stresa via Locarno, Piazza Stazione, Locarno, Stazione, Brissago, Municipio, Brissago, Intra, Verbania - Intra, Verbania Ferrovia, and Verbania-Pallanza in around 5 h 12 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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
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 Milano Centrale to Stresa
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$10 - $21
First
$11 - $29
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico to Locarno, Piazza Stazione
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
VCO Trasporti
Phone
800 503001
Website
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Brissago to Intra
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Verbania - Intra to Verbania Ferrovia
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
Ferry operators

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