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There are 4 ways to get from Stresa to Ascona by ferry, train, bus or car

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Ferry  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stresa to Ascona Al 220 / ...

$14 - $20

Cheapest option

Train, line 1 bus, line 3 bus, line 316 bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Verbania-Pallanza Reg
  2. Take the line 1 bus from Verbania Ferrovia to Verbania Pallanza Tribunale 1
  3. Take the line 3 bus from Verbania Pallanza Tribunale to Brissago 3
  4. Take the line 316 bus from Brissago, Municipio to Ascona, Posta 316

$8 - $18

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Domodossola to Locarno S. Antonio Express / ...

$12 - $41

Drive  •  57 min

  1. Drive from Stresa to Ascona 34.3 miles

$7 - $11

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The cheapest way to get from Stresa to Ascona is to drive which costs 6€ - 9€ and takes 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stresa to Ascona is to drive which costs 6€ - 9€ and takes 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Stresa and arriving at Ascona. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stresa to Ascona. However, there are services departing from Stresa and arriving at Locarno S. Antonio via Domodossola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Stresa and Ascona is 35 km. The road distance is 54.9 km.

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The best way to get from Stresa to Ascona without a car is to ferry which takes 1 h 19 min and costs 12€ - 17€.

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The ferry from Stresa to Ascona takes 1 h 19 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Stresa to Ascona train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Domodossola station.

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Stresa to Ascona train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Locarno S. Antonio station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stresa to Ascona is 55 km. It takes approximately 57 min to drive from Stresa to Ascona.

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  • Distance: 21.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 19 min

What companies run services between Stresa, Italy and Ascona, Switzerland?

Trenitalia operates a train from Stresa to Ascona hourly. Tickets cost $9 - $18 and the journey takes 1 h 49 min. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route every 2 hours.

Train operators
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 S. Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Stresa to Verbania-Pallanza
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$2 - $4
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 Domodossola to Locarno S. Antonio
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
VCO Trasporti
Phone
800 503001
Website
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Verbania Ferrovia to Verbania Pallanza Tribunale
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Verbania Pallanza Tribunale to Brissago
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
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