There are 5 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bellinzona by bus, train 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

Bus, train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Bellinzona Eurocity / ...

$37 - $56

Cheapest option

Train Trenitalia  •  26 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto to Bellinzona S 83400

$18 - $35

3 alternative options

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio 40
  2. Take the train from Mendrisio to Bellinzona 50 / ...

$46 - $83

Bus  •  2 h 55 min

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

$35 - $48

Drive  •  1 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bellinzona 58.9 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bellinzona is to drive which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bellinzona is to drive which costs 12€ - 18€ and takes 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Bellinzona is 67 km. The road distance is 94.2 km.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bellinzona, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bellinzona. However, there are services departing from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 and arriving at Bellinzona, Piazza Orico via Castione, Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Malpensa Aeroporto and arriving at Bellinzona. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 26 h 13 min.

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The nearest airport to Bellinzona is Lugano (LUG) Airport which is 22.9 km away. Other nearby airports include Milan Malpensa (MXP) (67.2 km), Milan Bergamo (BGY) (79 km), Milan Linate (LIN) (83.8 km) and Zurich (ZRH) (144.1 km).

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bellinzona.
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  • Distance: 42 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 38 min

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

You can take a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bellinzona via Mendrisio in around 2 h 24 min. Alternatively, Malpensa Express Bus operates a bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Bellinzona 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 Lugano to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $29
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Mendrisio to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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 Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
26 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $27
Schedules at
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

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