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There are 7 ways to get from Locarno to Geneva by train, car or plane

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  5h 7m

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

$76 - $140

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Train via Brig  •  6h 7m

  1. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Brig to Genève-Aéroport 90

$85 - $174

Drive  •  4h 23m

  1. Drive from Locarno to Geneva 217.2 miles

$45 - $70

Fly from Lugano  •  5h 41m

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

$89 - $243

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5h 50m

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

$124 - $273

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5h 53m

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

$81 - $282

Line 20 train, line 10 train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco
  2. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA

$129 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 4h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Geneva is to drive which costs SFr 45 - SFr 70 and takes 4h 23m.

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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 5h 7m.

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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 5h 7m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m 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 5h 7m and costs SFr 75 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs SFr 85 - SFr 250 and takes 5h 41m.

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 35m 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: 5h 7m

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

You can take a train from Locarno to Geneva via Domodossola in around 5h 7m. Alternatively, Swiss, Lufthansa and Air France fly from Locarno to Geneva every 2 hours.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Lugano to Geneva via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$27 - $170
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
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
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Genève
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Brig to Genève-Aéroport
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
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
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com

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

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Lugano Airport to Geneva Airport.

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There are 407+ hotels available in Geneva. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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