There are 5 ways to get from Locarno to Geneva by train, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 6 min

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

$81 - $141

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Drive  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Geneva 217.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Lugano  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Geneva (GVA) LUG - GVA

$91 - $246

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$82 - $291

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 26 min

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

$123 - $275

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The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 4 h 23 min.

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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 6 min.

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The distance between Locarno and Geneva is 204 km. The road distance is 347.6 km.

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The best way to get from Locarno to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Locarno to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Locarno to Geneva is to train which takes 5 h 6 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 240 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Locarno to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Geneve station.

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Map of how to get from Locarno to Geneva.
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  • Distance: 127.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

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 6 min. Alternatively, Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines fly from Locarno to Geneva every 2 hours.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
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 FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
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
$80 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
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 Domodossola to Geneve
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Locarno to Geneva is 348 km. It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to drive from Locarno to Geneva.

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Air France, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport.

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