There are 6 ways to get from Locarno to Zürich by train, bus, 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

Cheapest option

Bus Autolinee Gambioli  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona to Zürich

$23 - $35

4 alternative options

Train via Bellinzona  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bellinzona to Zürich HB 12-Y / ...

$54 - $105

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Bellinzona to Zürich

$23 - $27

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 - $285

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Zürich is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 27 and takes 4 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Locarno to Zürich is to drive which costs SFr 27 - SFr 40 and takes 2 h 26 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 train from Locarno to Zürich HB takes 2 h 28 min including transfers and departs three times a week.

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No, there is no direct bus from Locarno to Zürich. However, there are services departing from Locarno, Via della Pace and arriving at Zürich via Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 1 min.

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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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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. Alternatively, Autolinee Gambioli operates a bus from Locarno to Zürich once a week. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 2 h 20 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lugano to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
1 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
Bus operators
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Bellinzona to Zürich
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Bellinzona to Zürich
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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