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There are 3 ways to get from Grindelwald to Locarno by train or car

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Train  •  5 h 13 min

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

$50 - $132

2 alternative options

Train via Luzern  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern 470
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Locarno 9-Y

$93 - $163

Drive  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Grindelwald to Locarno 151.5 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grindelwald to Locarno is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grindelwald to Locarno is to drive which costs SFr 30 - SFr 50 and takes 3 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grindelwald to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Grindelwald and arriving at Locarno FART via Interlaken Ost, Spiez and Domodossola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Grindelwald and Locarno is 77 km. The road distance is 242.3 km.

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The best way to get from Grindelwald to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Grindelwald to Locarno, including transfers.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Grindelwald to Locarno is 242 km. It takes approximately 3 h 2 min to drive from Grindelwald to Locarno.

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There are 1604+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Grindelwald to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 48.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Grindelwald to Locarno via Interlaken Ost, Spiez, and Domodossola in around 5 h 13 min.

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 Spiez to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
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 Luzern to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
BLS AG
Phone
+41 58 327 32 71
Website
bls.ch
Train from Spiez to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bls.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
Zentralbahn
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Train from Interlaken Ost to Luzern
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
zentralbahn.ch
Schedule at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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