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There are 3 ways to get from Lucerne to Locarno by train or car

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Train  •  1h 57m

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

$50 - $95

2 alternative options

Train, line 20 train  •  2h 12m

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

$52 - $93

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Locarno 106.5 miles

$22 - $35

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

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

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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 1h 57m.

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The distance between Lucerne and Locarno is 105 km. The road distance is 170.3 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 1h 57m and costs SFr 50 - SFr 95.

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

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Locarno is 170 km. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Lucerne to Locarno.

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There are 1673+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 65.5 miles
  • Duration: 1h 57m

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 1h 57m.

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.

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Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Locarno
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
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
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Locarno
Ave. Duration
27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch

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