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There are 11 ways to get from Brussels to Locarno by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Paris Est  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
  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 / ...

$276 - $429

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Fly Brussels to Milan Malpensa, line 50 train, line 20 train  •  7 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) BRU - MXP
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  3. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno

$65 - $279

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Train  •  12 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Luxembourg Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville Ter
  3. Take the train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
  4. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  5. Take the train from Basel SBB to Locarno 9-Y

$156 - $279

Bus, train  •  16 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona 2

$147 - $273

Bus  •  17 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Brussels North to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zurich to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo K188

$76 - $110

Drive  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Brussels to Locarno 502.8 miles

$100 - $160

Fly Brussels to Zurich, train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$136 - $412

Fly Brussels to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 52 min

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

$91 - $328

Fly Brussels to Basel, train  •  8 h 14 min

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

$119 - $408

Fly Charleroi to Milan Bergamo, train, line 20 train  •  8 h 49 min

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

$83 - $255

Train to Luxembourg, fly to Milan Malpensa, line 50 train, line 20 train  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LUX - MXP
  3. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  4. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno

$95 - $311

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The cheapest way to get from Brussels to Locarno is to bus which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 17 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brussels to Locarno is to fly and line 50 train and line 20 train which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 7 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brussels to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Brussels North and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Zurich, Castione, Stazione and Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Brussel-Zuid/Midi and arriving at Locarno via Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 58 min.

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The distance between Brussels and Locarno is 615 km. The road distance is 804.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 9 h 58 min and costs 240€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 9 h 58 min to get from Brussels to Locarno, including transfers.

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Brussels to Locarno bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, depart from Brussels North station.

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Brussels to Locarno train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Brussel-Zuid/Midi station.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Locarno is to train which takes 9 h 58 min and costs 240€ - 380€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 17 h 2 min.

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Map of how to get from Brussels to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 384.2 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 58 min

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

You can take a train from Brussels to Locarno via Paris-Nord, Paris Est, Strasbourg, Basel SBB, and Bellinzona in around 9 h 58 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brussels to Locarno via Zurich, Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo, Castione, Stazione, and Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione in around 17 h 2 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brussels to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Brussels to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
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 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $550
Flights from Brussels to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $470
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
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 Luxembourg to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$85 - $120
1st Class
$120 - $160
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
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
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
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
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$16 - $23
1st Class
$20 - $35
Train from Metz Ville to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
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 Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
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
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-/ Brus-Centr. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$30 - $50
Train from Brux./Brus.-Luxemb. to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$30 - $50
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $37
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$35 - $37
First
$56
Bus operators
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Brussels-North to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Brussels Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Brussels to Locarno bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brussels to Locarno is 804 km. It takes approximately 8 h 14 min to drive from Brussels to Locarno.

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Air Dolomiti, Ryanair, KLM and four other airlines offer flights from Brussels Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 1590+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brussels to Brussels Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs 4€ - 18€.

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