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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Locarno 9-Y

$50 - $95

Cheapest option

Train, bus, line 311 bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau 3 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Arth-Goldau Station to Bellinzona
  3. Take the line 311 bus from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico to Locarno, Via della Pace 311

$35 - $51

2 alternative options

Train, line 20 train  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Bellinzona 21 / ...
  2. Take the line 20 train from Bellinzona to Locarno 20 / ...

$52 - $93

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Locarno 106.5 miles

$22 - $35

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Lucerne to Locarno 4 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Locarno
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from Luzern to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Arth-Goldau Station to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Piazza Orico to Locarno, Via della Pace
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lucerne and Locarno is 105 km. The road distance is 170 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Locarno is to drive which costs SFr 22 - SFr 35 and takes 1 h 59 min.

The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Locarno is to train which takes 1 h 57 min and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Luzern and arriving at Locarno. Services depart four times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 57 min.

The train from Luzern to Locarno takes 1 h 57 min including transfers and departs four times a week.