There are 4 ways to get from Locarno to Zürich by train, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Locarno to Zürich HB 20-Y

$55 - $110

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Train via Bellinzona  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB Eurocity / ...

$54 - $105

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Locarno to Zürich 129.5 miles

$27 - $40

Line 20 train, line 10 train, fly  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 20 train from Locarno to Giubiasco
  2. Take the line 10 train from Giubiasco to Lugano
  3. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Zurich (ZRH) LUG - ZRH

$105 - $286

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Locarno and arriving at Zürich HB. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Locarno and Zürich is 134 km. The road distance is 207.2 km.

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The best way to get from Locarno to Zürich without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs .

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The train from Locarno to Zürich HB takes 2 h 28 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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

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The quickest flight from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Locarno to Zürich train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Zürich HB station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Locarno to Zürich is 207 km. It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to drive from Locarno to Zürich.

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Swiss offers flights from Lugano Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 501+ hotels available in Zürich. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Locarno to Zürich.
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  • Distance: 84 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Locarno, Switzerland and Zürich, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Locarno to Zürich 3 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $110 and the journey takes 2 h 28 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
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 to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
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
Train from Locarno to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Lugano
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $14
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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