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.

Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB Tgv
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona 21 / ...

$184 - $260

Cheapest option

Bus  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Mulhouse Paris centre - Bercy > Dijon > Besançon > Mulhouse > Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Basel to Bellinzona

$56 - $72

10 alternative options

Train via Lausanne  •  8 h 39 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 / ...

$159 - $220

Bus, train  •  12 h 56 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

$114 - $204

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Locarno 522.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 55 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

$82 - $247

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, bus, line 50 train, line 20 train  •  7 h 15 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
  3. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  4. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno

$89 - $229

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 25 min

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

$107 - $312

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  7 h 8 min

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

$131 - $399

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 50 min

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

$104 - $274

Fly Paris Orly to Geneva, train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Geneva (GVA) ORY - GVA
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Domodossola
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART

$130 - $349

Fly Paris CDG to Turin, train  •  9 h 13 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

$137 - $392

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

You can take a train from Paris to Locarno via Basel SBB and Bellinzona in around 7 h 37 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Locarno via Mulhouse, Basel Mulhouse Freiburg - Airport, Basel EuroAirport, Basel, Brausebad, Basel, Bellinzona, and Bellinzona, Piazza Orico in around 14 h 44 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
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
Flights from Paris Orly to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
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 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 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 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 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
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
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
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 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Train operators
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$100 - $120
1st Class
$140 - $210
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
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
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 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 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 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 Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$37 - $39
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$37 - $39
First
$59
Train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus
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 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
Ouibus
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Basel to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$24
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
$22 - $29
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Paris to Locarno?

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

What is the cheapest way to get from Paris to Locarno?

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Locarno is to bus which costs 45€ - 60€ and takes 14 h 44 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Paris to Locarno?

The quickest way to get from Paris to Locarno is to fly and bus which takes 6 h 55 min and costs 65€ - 210€.

Is there a direct train between Paris and Locarno?

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 Basel SBB and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

Is there a direct bus between Paris and Locarno?

No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Paris City Center - Bercy and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Mulhouse, Basel EuroAirport, Basel and Bellinzona, Piazza Orico. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 44 min.

How long does it take to get from Paris to Locarno?

It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Paris to Locarno, including transfers.