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

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Train, tram  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Domodossola Ec / ...
  2. Take the tram from Domodossola to Locarno FART 3-Y / ...

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Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5h 44m

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

SFr 120 - SFr 349

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Night train, tram  •  6h 52m

  1. Take the night train from Genève to Domodossola 15-Y
  2. Take the tram from Domodossola to Locarno FART 3-Y / ...

Drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Locarno 372.6 km

SFr 45 - SFr 70

Fly to Zurich, train  •  5h 12m

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

SFr 144 - SFr 379

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Locarno is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Locarno is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 4h 18m.

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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 5h 27m.

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The distance between Geneva and Locarno is 204 km. The road distance is 372.6 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Locarno without a car is to train and tram which takes 5h 27m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 27m 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 FART, arrive at Locarno FART station.

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

There is no direct connection from Geneva to Locarno. However, you can take the train to Domodossola, take the walk to Domodossola, then take the tram to Locarno FART. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Geneva to Locarno via Domodossola and Domodossola in around 6h 52m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 260
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 440
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
SFr 85 - SFr 280
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Night train from Genève to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 75 - SFr 140
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 50 - SFr 90
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Chiasso to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
FART
Phone
+41 (0)91 756 04 00
Email
fart@centovalli.ch
Website
centovalli.ch
Tram from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Autolinee FART
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Trenord

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Locarno is 373 km. It takes approximately 4h 18m 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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There are 1874+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to train which takes 7 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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