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There are 2 ways to get from Locarno to Milan by train or car

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Train  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the train from Locarno to Milano Centrale Re

35€ - 65€

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Drive  •  1h 23m

  1. Drive from Locarno to Milan 113.2 km

14€ - 21€

Switzerland → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Cyprus, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, Israel and United Kingdom

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Switzerland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from Switzerland
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
This applies to arrivals from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 5 day mandatory self quarantine
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
This applies to arrivals from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and Monaco
  • Health declaration required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican
  • 10 day mandatory monitored quarantine
This applies to arrivals from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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Considerations leaving from Switzerland

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Switzerland.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Milan is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Milan is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Milan is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Switzerland from Italy.

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Last updated: 11 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Locarno to Milan is to drive, which costs SFr 15 - SFr 23 and takes 1h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Milan is to drive which costs SFr 15 - SFr 23 and takes 1h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Locarno and arriving at Milano Centrale. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 52m.

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The distance between Locarno and Milan is 84 km. The road distance is 113.2 km.

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The best way to get from Locarno to Milan without a car is to train which takes 1h 52m and costs SFr 35 - SFr 70.

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The train from Locarno to Milano Centrale takes 1h 52m including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Locarno to Milan train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Milano Centrale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Locarno to Milan is 113 km. It takes approximately 1h 23m to drive from Locarno to Milan.

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There are 4305+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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  • Distance: 84.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 52m

What companies run services between Locarno, Switzerland and Milan, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Locarno to Milano Centrale hourly. Tickets cost 35€ - 65€ and the journey takes 1h 52m.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Locarno to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

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