There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Locarno by train, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Domodossola Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART Express / ...

$77 - $133

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Night train, train  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the night train from Geneve to Domodossola Ec
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART Express / ...

$53 - $79

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Drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Locarno 232.7 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5 h 58 min

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

$126 - $274

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$85 - $315

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Locarno FART via Domodossola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 49 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Locarno is 204 km. The road distance is 372.3 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 4 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Geneva to Locarno, including transfers.

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Geneva to Locarno train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Geneva to Locarno train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Locarno FART station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Locarno is 372 km. It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to drive from Geneva to Locarno.

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Royal Jordanian and Swiss offer flights from Geneva Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 127.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Locarno, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Geneva to Locarno via Domodossola in around 4 h 49 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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 Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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 Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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

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