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There are 7 ways to get from Mannheim to Locarno by train, bus, car or plane

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

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Train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Bellinzona Ece

$139 - $232

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  10h 27m

  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  •  6h 37m

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

$122 - $219

Drive  •  5h 8m

  1. Drive from Mannheim to Locarno 324.5 miles

$65 - $100

Train, fly to Zurich  •  6h 15m

  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 - $405

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  7h 48m

  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 train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Stabio
  4. Take the train from Stabio to Giubiasco

$129 - $331

Train, fly to Milan Linate  •  7h 47m

  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

$148 - $371

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mannheim to Locarno is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Mannheim to Locarno is to drive which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 5h 8m.

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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 5h 44m.

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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 5h 44m and costs 120€ - 210€.

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

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

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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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 5h 8m to drive from Mannheim to Locarno.

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

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Mannheim to Locarno once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $210 and the journey takes 5h 1m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$1,000 - $2,400
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
5h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
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
2h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $37
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$35 - $37
First
$56
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
2h 43m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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 Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Stabio
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Stabio to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Website
Ouibus

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

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

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