There are 3 ways to get from Locarno to Milan by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...

$41 - $76

Cheapest option

Line 311 bus, bus  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the line 311 bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazza Orico 311
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona to Famagosta

$19 - $28

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Milan 73.3 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Milan is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 25 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Milan is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 25 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Locarno to Milan. However, there are services departing from Locarno, Via della Pace and arriving at Famagosta via Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Locarno to Milan. However, there are services departing from Locarno and arriving at Milano Centrale via Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 51 min.

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The distance between Locarno and Milan is 84 km. The road distance is 117.2 km.

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The best way to get from Locarno to Milan without a car is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 75.

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It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to get from Locarno to Milan, including transfers.

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Locarno to Milan bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, depart from Locarno, Via della Pace station.

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

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The best way to get from Locarno to Milan is to train which takes 2 h 51 min and costs SFr 35 - SFr 75. Alternatively, you can line 311 bus and bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 28 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Locarno to Milan bus services, operated by Autolinee Gambioli, arrive at Famagosta 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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Map of how to get from Locarno to Milan.
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  • Distance: 52.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 51 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Locarno to Milan hourly. Tickets cost $26 - $50 and the journey takes 1 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Locarno to Milan via Bellinzona, Piazza Orico and Bellinzona in around 3 h 16 min.

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 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
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazza Orico
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Bellinzona to Famagosta
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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