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

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Bus, line 50 train, line 20 train  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso 1 / ...
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco 50 / ...
  3. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno 20

$41 - $66

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Train  •  2 h 42 min

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

$50 - $88

Bus, train  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione 103-Y / ...
  2. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART Express / ...

$50 - $77

Bus, line 311 bus  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Castione 2 / ...
  2. Take the line 311 bus from Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione to Locarno, Via della Pace 311

$44 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno 65.3 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Castione, Stazione and Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 and arriving at Locarno via Cadenazzo. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 42 min.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Locarno is 61 km. The road distance is 104.6 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno without a car is to bus and line 50 train and line 20 train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs 35€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno, including transfers.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno bus services, operated by Malpensa Express Bus, depart from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 station.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 station.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno is to train which takes 2 h 42 min and costs 40€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 311 bus, which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 42 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 37.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 15 min

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

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno 5 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno via Castione, Castione, Stazione, Bellinzona, Stazione, and Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione in around 3 h 42 min.

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 Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T1 to Cadenazzo
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
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
$21 - $28
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
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Malpensa, aeroporto to Domodossola, Stazione
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione to Locarno, Via della Pace
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Autoservizi Comazzi srl
Phone
0322 844 862
Email
comazzi@comazzibus.com
Website
comazzibus.com
Bus from Malpensa Airport T1 to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Schedules at
comazzibus.com

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Locarno, Via della Pace station.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Cadenazzo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno is 105 km. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Locarno.

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