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

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Ferry  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from Locarno to Stresa 205 / ...

$15 - $21

Cheapest option

Line 3 bus, line 19 bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the line 3 bus from Brissago to Intra 3
  2. Take the line 19 bus from Verbania - Intra to Stresa - p.zza Marconi 19

$10 - $16

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 40 min

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

$16 - $45

Drive  •  58 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Stresa 35.1 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Stresa is to drive which costs SFr 7 - SFr 11 and takes 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Stresa is to drive which costs SFr 7 - SFr 11 and takes 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Locarno to Stresa. However, there are services departing from Locarno, Piazza Castello and arriving at Stresa - p.zza Marconi via Brissago and Verbania - Intra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Locarno and arriving at Stresa. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Locarno to Stresa. However, there are services departing from Locarno FART and arriving at Stresa via Domodossola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

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The distance between Locarno and Stresa is 37 km. The road distance is 56.2 km.

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The best way to get from Locarno to Stresa without a car is to ferry which takes 1 h 15 min and costs SFr 14 - SFr 20.

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The ferry from Locarno to Stresa takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Locarno to Stresa bus services, operated by VCO Trasporti, depart from Brissago station.

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Locarno to Stresa 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 Stresa is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs SFr 15 - SFr 45. Alternatively, you can line 3 bus and line 19 bus, which costs SFr 9 - SFr 16 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Locarno to Stresa bus services, operated by VCO Trasporti, arrive at Stresa - p.zza Marconi station.

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Map of how to get from Locarno to Stresa.
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Locarno to Stresa hourly. Tickets cost $10 - $21 and the journey takes 1 h 47 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Locarno to Stresa via Brissago, Municipio, Brissago, Intra, and Verbania - Intra in around 3 h 24 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 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
Bus operators
VCO Trasporti
Phone
800 503001
Website
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Brissago to Intra
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Verbania - Intra to Stresa - p.zza Marconi
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
Ferry operators

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