There are 4 ways to get from Interlaken to Locarno by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  4 h 19 min

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

$41 - $117

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Interlaken, Interlaken West to Como 417
  2. Take the bus from Chiasso to Bellinzona

$39 - $61

2 alternative options

Train via Luzern  •  4 h 48 min

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

$83 - $139

Drive  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Interlaken to Locarno 140.4 miles

$29 - $45

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Interlaken to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Interlaken West and arriving at Locarno FART via Spiez and Domodossola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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The distance between Interlaken and Locarno is 92 km. The road distance is 224.7 km.

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from Interlaken to Locarno, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Interlaken to Locarno is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 7 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Interlaken to Locarno is 225 km. It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to drive from Interlaken to Locarno.

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There are 1708+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Interlaken to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 57.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

You can take a train from Interlaken to Locarno via Spiez and Domodossola in around 4 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Interlaken to Locarno via Como, Como S. Giovanni, Chiasso, Bellinzona, and Bellinzona, Piazza Orico in around 7 h 7 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
Bus operators
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 Interlaken, Interlaken West to Como
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Chiasso to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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