There are 12 ways to get from Paris 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  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona 2 / ...

$174 - $236

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Bus  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Zurich
  2. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona

$76 - $104

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Train via Lausanne  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne Tgv
  2. Take the train from Lausanne to Domodossola Ec
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART 1-Y / ...

$153 - $213

Bus, train  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Basel, Basel central station N99 / ...
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Locarno 9-Y

$111 - $199

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Locarno 522.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CDG - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$86 - $226

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Zurich (ZRH) CDG - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona

$130 - $397

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Linate (LIN) ORY - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona

$105 - $309

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ORY - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$80 - $245

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Linate (LIN) CDG - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona

$101 - $270

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona

$139 - $457

Fly Paris CDG to Turin, train  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Turin (TRN) CDG - TRN
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona

$132 - $382

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Locarno is to bus which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 13 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Locarno is to fly and bus which costs 65€ - 220€ and takes 6 h 56 min.

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The distance between Paris and Locarno is 568 km. The road distance is 836 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 23 min to get from Paris to Locarno, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Paris to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Paris Gare de Lyon and arriving at Locarno via Zürich HB and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 23 min.

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The best way to get from Paris to Locarno is to train which takes 7 h 23 min and costs 150€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 13 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 355.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 23 min

What companies run services between Paris, France and Locarno, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Paris to Locarno via Zürich HB and Bellinzona in around 7 h 23 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Locarno via Zurich, Zürich, Sihlquai/HB, Zürich, Opernhaus, Zürich, Bellinzona, and Bellinzona, Piazza Orico in around 13 h 8 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $160
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $390
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,400
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $130
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$110 - $130
1st Class
$150 - $230
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $105
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$90 - $105
1st Class
$120 - $180
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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
Train from Basel SBB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $37
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$35 - $37
First
$55
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Domodossola to Locarno FART
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Paris to Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
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

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