There are 4 ways to get from Locarno to Bern by train, car or plane

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

Recommended option

Train via Zürich HB  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bern 1 / ...

$84 - $165

Cheapest option

Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  4 h 22 min

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

$50 - $95

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Bern 174.3 miles

$35 - $55

Line 20 train, line 10 train, fly, train  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco
  2. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano
  3. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern

$134 - $345

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Bern is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Bern is to drive which costs SFr 35 - SFr 55 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Locarno and Bern is 135 km. The road distance is 278.8 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Locarno to Bern, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Locarno to Bern. However, there are services departing from Locarno and arriving at Bern via Bellinzona and Zürich HB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Locarno to Bern is 279 km. It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to drive from Locarno to Bern.

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Map of how to get from Locarno to Bern.
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  • Distance: 84.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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

You can take a train from Locarno to Bern via Bellinzona and Zürich HB in around 4 h 17 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bern
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Flughafen to Bern
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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