There are 9 ways to get from Florence 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona Eurocity / ...

$80 - $119

Cheapest option

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  8 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Firenze Nord to Bellinzona

$44 - $70

7 alternative options

Bus Calanda Viaggi  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Florenz A1 to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan

$45 - $65

Drive  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Locarno 259.8 miles

$60 - $95

Fly to Lugano  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Lugano (LUG) FLR - LUG

$115 - $478

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 23 min

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

$152 - $378

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 58 min

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

$172 - $462

Fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 46 min

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

$135 - $479

Fly to Geneva, train  •  9 h 27 min

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

$131 - $400

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Locarno is to bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 8 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Locarno is to drive which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 4 h 14 min.

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The distance between Florence and Locarno is 328 km. The road distance is 415.8 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Florence to Locarno, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Firenze Autostazione and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Florenz A1 and Bellinzona, Via Pellandini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Locarno via Milano Centrale and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Locarno, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Florence to Locarno via Milano Centrale and Bellinzona in around 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, Calanda Viaggi operates a bus from Florence to Locarno 4 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 5 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Florence to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $2,100
Flights from Florence to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $420
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Florence to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Florence to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Flights from Florence to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $380
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Rome, Cagliari
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $3,200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,100
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Florence to Lugano via Vienna, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $270
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Malpensa via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Florence to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $4,000
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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
$36 - $38
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$36 - $38
First
$57
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 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
Trenitalia

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 Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Calanda Viaggi
Website
calandaviaggi.com
Bus from Florenz A1 to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
calandaviaggi.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Firenze Nord to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
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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