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There are 6 ways to get from Locarno to Venice by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia Fr / ...

$66 - $135

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Giubiasco to Como S. Giovanni 10 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Como to Venice, Venice 417

$46 - $87

4 alternative options

Bus  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan to Venezia

$69 - $88

Drive  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Venice 236.5 miles

$55 - $85

Fly from Lugano  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Venice (VCE) LUG - VCE

$115 - $459

Train to Zurich, fly  •  7 h 16 min

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

$120 - $429

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The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Venice is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Venice is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Locarno to Venice. However, there are services departing from Locarno, Via della Pace and arriving at Venezia via Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Locarno to Venice. However, there are services departing from Locarno and arriving at Venezia S.Lucia via Bellinzona and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Locarno and Venice is 286 km. The road distance is 378.3 km.

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The best way to get from Locarno to Venice without a car is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 140.

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It takes approximately 5 h 44 min to get from Locarno to Venice, including transfers.

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Locarno to Venice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan station.

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Locarno to Venice 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 Venice is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs SFr 65 - SFr 140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 65 - SFr 90 and takes 5 h 57 min, you could also fly, which costs SFr 110 - SFr 460 and takes 7 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Locarno to Venice.
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  • Distance: 178.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

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

You can take a train from Locarno to Venice via Bellinzona and Milano Centrale in around 5 h 44 min. Alternatively, Domo Reisen operates a bus from Locarno to Venice twice a week. Tickets cost $60 - $75 and the journey takes 4 h 18 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lugano to Venice via Zurich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Lugano to Venice via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $350
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Lugano to Venice via Zurich, Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
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
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Venezia S.Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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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 Milano Centrale to Venezia Santa Lucia
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan to Venezia
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Venice, Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Lugano Airport to Venice Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Locarno to Venice bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, arrive at Venezia station.

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Locarno to Venice train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Venezia S.Lucia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Locarno to Venice is 378 km. It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to drive from Locarno to Venice.

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Air Dolomiti, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Lugano Airport to Venice Airport.

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There are 4031+ hotels available in Venice. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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