There are 4 ways to get from Sesto Calende to Bellinzona by train, ferry 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.

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Train via Mendrisio  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Sesto Calende to Gallarate R23 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Varese S5
  3. Take the train from Varese to Mendrisio S40 / ...
  4. Take the train from Mendrisio to Bellinzona 50 / ...

$25 - $57

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Sesto Calende to Gallarate R23 / ...
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Arcisate 40
  3. Take the train from Arcisate to Bellinzona 50

$27 - $59

Ferry  •  6 h 16 min

  1. Take the ferry from Angera to Locarno 200

$27 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Sesto Calende to Bellinzona 53.5 miles

$11 - $17

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No, there is no direct train from Sesto Calende to Bellinzona. However, there are services departing from Sesto Calende and arriving at Bellinzona via Gallarate, Varese and Mendrisio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 54 min.

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The distance between Sesto Calende and Bellinzona is 60 km. The road distance is 85.6 km.

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The best way to get from Sesto Calende to Bellinzona without a car is to train which takes 2 h 54 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to get from Sesto Calende to Bellinzona, including transfers.

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Sesto Calende to Bellinzona train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Sesto Calende station.

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Sesto Calende to Bellinzona train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bellinzona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sesto Calende to Bellinzona is 86 km. It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to drive from Sesto Calende to Bellinzona.

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There are 1700+ hotels available in Bellinzona. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Sesto Calende to Bellinzona.
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  • Distance: 37.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 54 min

What companies run services between Sesto Calende, Italy and Bellinzona, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Sesto Calende to Bellinzona via Gallarate, Varese, and Mendrisio in around 2 h 54 min.

Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Sesto Calende to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Gallarate to Varese
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Varese to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Gallarate to Arcisate
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Schedules at
trenord.it
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 Sesto Calende to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$4 - $5
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 Mendrisio to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Gallarate to Arcisate
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arcisate to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Ferry operators

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