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

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Line 20 train  •  24 min

  1. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Bellinzona 20 / ...

$14 - $27

Cheapest option

Line 311 bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the line 311 bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazza Orico 311

$8 - $13

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Locarno to Bellinzona 14.2 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Bellinzona 14.2 miles

$3 - $5

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The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Bellinzona is to drive which costs SFr 2 - SFr 5 and takes 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Bellinzona is to taxi which costs SFr 120 - SFr 150 and takes 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Locarno, Via della Pace and arriving at Bellinzona, Piazza Orico. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Locarno and arriving at Bellinzona. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Locarno and Bellinzona is 17 km. The road distance is 22.7 km.

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The best way to get from Locarno to Bellinzona without a car is to line 20 train which takes 24 min and costs SFr 14 - SFr 26.

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The line 20 train from Locarno to Bellinzona takes 24 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Locarno to Bellinzona bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Locarno, Via della Pace station.

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

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The best way to get from Locarno to Bellinzona is to line 20 train which takes 24 min and costs SFr 14 - SFr 26. Alternatively, you can line 311 bus, which costs SFr 8 - SFr 12 and takes 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Locarno to Bellinzona.
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  • Distance: 10.8 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Locarno to Bellinzona every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $14 - $27 and the journey takes 24 min. Alternatively, Swiss PostAuto operates a bus from Locarno to Bellinzona every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $13 and the journey takes 35 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 Locarno to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazza Orico
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Other operators
Taxi from Locarno to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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