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There are 12 ways to get from Paris to Locarno by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train via Mulhouse Ville  •  7 h 56 min

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

$184 - $270

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Bus  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan Union Hotel

$82 - $127

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Train  •  8 h 37 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 / ...

$154 - $213

Bus, night train, train  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Geneve
  2. Take the night train from Geneve to Domodossola Ec
  3. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno FART 1-Y / ...

$107 - $192

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Locarno 522.5 miles

$110 - $170

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train  •  6 h 59 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 Orly to Milan Malpensa, line 50 train, line 20 train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ORY - MXP
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  3. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno

$84 - $268

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, line 50 train, line 20 train  •  7 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) CDG - MXP
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  3. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno

$91 - $250

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train  •  7 h 43 min

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

$138 - $393

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 47 min

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

$106 - $307

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train  •  8 h 10 min

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

$103 - $269

Fly Paris CDG to Turin, train  •  10 h 22 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

$125 - $362

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The cheapest way to get from Paris to Locarno is to bus which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 15 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Locarno is to fly and train which costs 120€ - 400€ and takes 6 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Paris, Paris and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Milano Lampugnano and Bellinzona, Via Pellandini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 53 min.

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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 Mulhouse Ville, Basel SBB and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 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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The best way to get from Paris to Locarno without a car is to train which takes 7 h 56 min and costs 160€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to get from Paris to Locarno, including transfers.

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Paris to Locarno bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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Paris to Locarno train services, operated by inOui TGV, depart from Paris Gare de Lyon station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Locarno is to train which takes 7 h 56 min and costs 160€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 120€ and takes 15 h 53 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 56 min

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

You can take a train from Paris to Locarno via Mulhouse Ville, Basel SBB, and Bellinzona in around 7 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris to Locarno via Milano Lampugnano, Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan Union Hotel, and Bellinzona, Via Pellandini in around 15 h 53 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,900
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 Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
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
Flights from Paris CDG to Turin
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,900
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
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
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
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)

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 Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 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
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Lausanne to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Night train from Geneve to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
$56
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 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Geneve
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Paris to Locarno bus services, operated by Eurolines IT, arrive at Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan Union Hotel station.

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Paris to Locarno train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Locarno FART station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Locarno is 836 km. It takes approximately 8 h 7 min to drive from Paris to Locarno.

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Air France offers flights from Paris Orly Airport to Mulhouse Airport.

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Book your Paris to Locarno train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and Loco2.

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There are 1560+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 9€.

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