There are 6 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona by train, ferry, 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  •  3 h 6 min

  1. 30 / ...

$48 - $88

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  3 h 7 min

  1. S 83400 / ...
  2. AL 510

$13 - $33

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 26 min

  1. 2 / ...

$51 - $75

Bus, line 3 bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. 3

$15 - $31

Train, line 30 train  •  3 h 54 min

  1. S 83400 / ...
  2. 30

$26 - $61

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. 67.7 miles

$16 - $24

What companies run services between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy and Ascona, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Trenitalia also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Malpensa Express Bus operates a bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Luino
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luino to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $30
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
26 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto to Luino
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Castione
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Gravellona Toce
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Schedules at
comazzibus.com
VCO Trasporti
Phone
800 503001
Website
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Verbania Pallanza Tribunale to Brissago
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Ascona is 59 km. The road distance is 108 km.

The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona is to drive which takes 1 h 25 min and costs 13€ - 20€.

No, there is no direct bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Airport T1 and arriving at Ascona, Posta via Gravellona Toce, Verbania Pallanza Tribunale and Brissago, Municipio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona, including transfers.