There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Locarno by train, bus, car 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  •  9 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Strasbourg Tgv
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Locarno 9-Y

$245 - $338

Cheapest option

Fly Charleroi to Milan Bergamo, train, line 20 train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Charleroi (CRL) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) CRL - BGY
  2. Take the train from Bergamo to Monza
  3. Take the train from Monza to Bellinzona
  4. Take the line 20 train from Bellinzona to Locarno

$71 - $261

9 alternative options

Train via Paris Est  •  9 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles Midi to Paris Nord Tha
  2. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  4. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona 21 / ...

$277 - $431

Bus, train  •  13 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Basel, Basel central station N836 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona Ece

$110 - $195

Bus  •  15 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona

$86 - $117

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Locarno 502.8 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Brussels to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$76 - $257

Fly Brussels to Zurich, train  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Zurich (ZRH) BRU - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona

$143 - $418

Fly Brussels to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 20 min

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

$105 - $331

Fly Brussels to Basel, train  •  7 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Basel (BSL) BRU - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona

$133 - $408

Fly Brussels to Geneva, train  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Geneva (GVA) BRU - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Domodossola
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART

$139 - $349

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Locarno is to bus which costs 70€ - 100€ and takes 15 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Locarno is to fly and train which takes 6 h 38 min and costs 120€ - 360€.

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The distance between Brussels and Locarno is 615 km. The road distance is 804 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 27 min to get from Brussels to Locarno, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Bruxelles Midi and arriving at Locarno via Strasbourg and Basel SBB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 27 min.

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What companies run services between Brussels, Belgium and Locarno, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Brussels to Locarno via Strasbourg and Basel SBB in around 9 h 27 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Locarno via Zurich, Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen, Zürich, Bellinzona, and Bellinzona, Piazza Orico in around 15 h 28 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $360
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brussels to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Brussels to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $320
Flights from Charleroi to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $250
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
SNCF
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Bruxelles Midi to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $170
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$36 - $38
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$36 - $38
First
$56
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Monza to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$22 - $40
First
$45 - $55
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Brussels North to Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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