There are 4 ways to get from Locarno to Geneva 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 18 min

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

$76 - $140

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona to Milan, Milan 414 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus / ...

$29 - $64

2 alternative options

Train via Visp  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola 2-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Visp Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Visp to Genève 90

$90 - $175

Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Geneva 217.2 miles

$45 - $70

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

You can take a train from Locarno to Geneva via Domodossola in around 5 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Locarno to Geneva via Bellinzona, Via Henri Guisan, Bellinzona, Milan, Milan, and Milan in around 8 h 23 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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 Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Visp
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Visp to Genève
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Visp
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bellinzona to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Locarno and Geneva is 204 km. The road distance is 348 km.

The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Geneva is to bus which costs SFr 28 - SFr 65 and takes 8 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Locarno to Geneva is to drive which takes 4 h 23 min and costs SFr 45 - SFr 65.

No, there is no direct train from Locarno to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Locarno FART and arriving at Geneve via Domodossola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 18 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Locarno to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Locarno, Via della Pace and arriving at Geneva - Bus station via Bellinzona and Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 23 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Locarno to Geneva, including transfers.