There are 4 ways to get from Locarno to Milan by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 8m

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

40€ - 72€

Cheapest option

Line 311 bus, bus  •  4h 29m

  1. Take the line 311 bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione 311
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona to Milan Lampugnano Station

17€ - 22€

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Line 311 bus, train  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the line 311 bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione 311
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Como S. Giovanni Ec / ...
  3. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Porta Garibaldi S11

29€ - 50€

Drive  •  1h 25m

  1. Drive from Locarno to Milan 117.3 km

15€ - 23€

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The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Milan is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 26 and takes 1h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Milan is to drive which costs SFr 17 - SFr 26 and takes 1h 25m.

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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 conciliazione m1 via Bellinzona and lampugnano m1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 29m.

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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 3h 8m.

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The distance between Locarno and Milan is 84 km. The road distance is 117.3 km.

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The best way to get from Locarno to Milan without a car is to train which takes 3h 8m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 80.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m 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 3h 8m and costs SFr 40 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can line 311 bus and bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 25 and takes 4h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Locarno to Milan.
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  • Distance: 84.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 8m

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Locarno to Milan every 2 hours. Tickets cost 27€ - 50€ and the journey takes 1h 51m. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Locarno to Milan via Bellinzona, Milan Lampugnano Station, and lampugnano m1 in around 4h 29m.

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.

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Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 50€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Bellinzona to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
22€ - 40€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bellinzona to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Swiss PostAuto
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Bellinzona to Milan Lampugnano Station
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
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eurolines.ch

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Locarno to Milan bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Milan Lampugnano 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 117 km. It takes approximately 1h 25m to drive from Locarno to Milan.

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