There are 9 ways to get from Mannheim to Locarno by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Bellinzona Ece / ...

$140 - $234

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Bus, train  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim to Lucerne Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Luzern to Locarno 9-Y

$65 - $116

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Train via Basel SBB  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona 21 / ...

$121 - $238

Bus  •  10 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Chur, Chur PostAutostation N77 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione 171

$83 - $129

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Locarno 324.5 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona

$173 - $418

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) FRA - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$138 - $337

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Milan Linate (LIN) FRA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona

$142 - $398

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) STR - MXP
  3. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$101 - $252

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Mannheim to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Chur, Postautostation and Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Mannheim to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Mannheim Hbf and arriving at Locarno via Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 44 min.

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The distance between Mannheim and Locarno is 370 km. The road distance is 519.2 km.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs .

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

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Mannheim to Locarno bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB station.

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Mannheim to Locarno train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Mannheim Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Mannheim to Locarno is to train which takes 5 h 44 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Mannheim to Locarno bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Bellinzona, Stazione station.

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Map of how to get from Mannheim to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 231.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 44 min

What companies run services between Mannheim, Germany and Locarno, Switzerland?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Mannheim to Locarno twice daily. Tickets cost $120 - $210 and the journey takes 5 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Mannheim to Locarno via Chur, Chur PostAutostation, Chur, Postautostation, Bellinzona, Stazione, and Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione in around 10 h 52 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
bahn.de
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 Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Mannheim to Lucerne
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus
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 Mannheim, Mannheim ZOB to Chur, Chur PostAutostation
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Mannheim to Locarno train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Bellinzona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Mannheim to Locarno is 519 km. It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to drive from Mannheim to Locarno.

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Swiss and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Zurich Airport.

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Book your Mannheim to Locarno train tickets online with Loco2.

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There are 1708+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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