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There are 5 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona by train, ferry, bus, car or towncar

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Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Cadenazzo 30 / ...

$48 - $88

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto to Luino S 83400 (4) / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Luino to Ascona Al 220 / ...

$13 - $32

3 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Castione 2 / ...

$50 - $74

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona 67.7 miles

$16 - $24

Towncar  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take a town car from Malpensa Aeroporto to Ascona 67.7 miles

$35 - $140

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona is to drive which costs 14€ - 21€ and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Ascona is 59 km. The road distance is 108.3 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona without a car is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 40€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 4 min to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona is to train which takes 3 h 4 min and costs 40€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 3 h 24 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona is 108 km. It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Ascona.
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  • Distance: 36.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 4 min

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)

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 Malpensa Aeroporto T1 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 T1 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
Trenitalia

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 Malpensa Aeroporto to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
26 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto to Luino
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $12
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $12
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
Ferry operators
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Malpensa Aeroporto to Ascona
Estimated price
$35 - $140

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