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There are 7 ways to get from Lausanne to Bellinzona by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 1 min

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

$70 - $118

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Night train, train  •  6 h 13 min

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

$53 - $80

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Train via Zürich HB  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona Eurocity / ...

$110 - $203

Bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi
  2. Take the bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan

$102 - $131

Drive  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Lausanne to Bellinzona 225.1 miles

$45 - $70

Train to Geneva, fly, train  •  5 h 53 min

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

$136 - $284

Train, fly to Lugano  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$163 - $384

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The cheapest way to get from Lausanne to Bellinzona is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lausanne to Bellinzona is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 3 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lausanne to Bellinzona. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan via Lainate - Villoresi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lausanne to Bellinzona. However, there are services departing from Lausanne and arriving at Bellinzona via Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Lausanne and Bellinzona is 186 km. The road distance is 360.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Bellinzona without a car is to train which takes 5 h 1 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Lausanne to Bellinzona, including transfers.

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Lausanne to Bellinzona bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Lausanne station.

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Lausanne to Bellinzona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Lausanne station.

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The best way to get from Lausanne to Bellinzona is to train which takes 5 h 1 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 100 - SFr 140 and takes 7 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Lausanne to Bellinzona.
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  • Distance: 116.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 1 min

What companies run services between Lausanne, Switzerland and Bellinzona, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Lausanne to Bellinzona via Domodossola, Locarno FART, and Locarno, Piazza Stazione in around 5 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lausanne to Bellinzona via Lainate - Villoresi in around 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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 Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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 Lausanne to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $130
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 Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lausanne to Lainate - Villoresi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Lainate - Villoresi to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch

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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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Lausanne to Bellinzona bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan station.

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Lausanne to Bellinzona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bellinzona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lausanne to Bellinzona is 360 km. It takes approximately 3 h 47 min to drive from Lausanne to Bellinzona.

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

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Book your Lausanne to Bellinzona bus tickets online with Distribusion and Distribusion.

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There are 1642+ hotels available in Bellinzona. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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