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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Gallarate
  2. Take the train from Gallarate to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Gordola

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Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Stresa to Locarno

2 alternative options

Line 012 bus, line 026 bus

  1. Take the line 012 bus from Stresa - Stazione Ferroviaria to Verbania - Intra - Corso Mameli - Imbarcadero Vecchio
  2. Take the line 026 bus from Verbania - Intra - Corso Mameli - Imbarcadero Vecchio to Brissago

Drive

  1. Drive from Stresa to Gordola

Stresa to Gordola by train

The train journey time between Stresa and Gordola is around 3h 6m and covers a distance of around 126 km. This includes an average layover time of around 53 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 35m. Services are operated by Trenord, Trenitalia and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS). Typically 101 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 13m
Layover time:
53 min
Total time:
3h 6m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 35m
Train distance:
126 km
Trains per week:
101
Cheapest price:
SFr 35
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:23
Last train departs at:
21:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Stresa to Gordola train schedules

Italy → Switzerland
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International entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Switzerland from Italy

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Italy
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United States and Vatican
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Monaco, Morocco, North Macedonia, Panama, San Marino, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Switzerland

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Switzerland from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Regional restriction measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gordola is 0041 58 463 00 00.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Gordola is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Gordola is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0041 58 463 00 00.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Switzerland.

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Last updated: 23 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Swiss Federal Office of Public Health.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stresa to Gordola is to drive which costs €6 - €10 and takes 1h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Stresa to Gordola is to drive which costs €6 - €10 and takes 1h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stresa to Gordola. However, there are services departing from Stresa - Stazione Ferroviaria and arriving at Gordola, Gnesa via Verbania - Intra - Corso Mameli - Imbarcadero Vecchio, Brissago, Clinica Hildebrand and Locarno, Debarcadero. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Stresa to Gordola. However, there are services departing from Stresa and arriving at Gordola via Gallarate and Mendrisio. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 36m.

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The distance between Stresa and Gordola is 42 km. The road distance is 60.2 km.

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The best way to get from Stresa to Gordola without a car is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs €18 - €35.

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It takes approximately 2h 36m to get from Stresa to Gordola, including transfers.

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Stresa to Gordola bus services, operated by S.A.F. - SOCIETA' AUTOSERVIZI FONTANETO S.r.l., depart from Stresa - Stazione Ferroviaria station.

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Stresa to Gordola train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Stresa station.

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The best way to get from Stresa to Gordola is to train which takes 2h 36m and costs €18 - €35. Alternatively, you can line 012 bus and line 026 bus, which costs and takes 3h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Stresa to Gordola.
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  • Distance: 41.5 km
  • Duration: 2h 36m

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

You can take a train from Stresa to Gordola via Gallarate and Mendrisio in around 2h 36m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stresa to Gordola via Verbania - Intra - Corso Mameli - Imbarcadero Vecchio, Brissago, Brissago, Clinica Hildebrand, and Locarno, Debarcadero in around 3h 25m.

Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Stresa to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 4 - SFr 6
Website
Trenord
Train from Gallarate to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 5
Website
Trenord
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 Stresa to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 3 - SFr 8
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
SFr 7 - SFr 8
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Gallarate to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 18 - SFr 35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Gordola
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 24
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
S.A.F. - SOCIETA' AUTOSERVIZI FONTANETO S.r.l.
Phone
0322 863117
Email
info@safduemila.com
Website
safduemila.com
Bus from Stresa - Stazione Ferroviaria to Verbania - Intra - Corso Mameli - Imbarcadero Vecchio
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
S.A.F. - SOCIETA' AUTOSERVIZI FONTANETO S.r.l.
Verbania Bus
Website
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Verbania - Intra - Corso Mameli - Imbarcadero Vecchio to Brissago
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 4
Website
Verbania Bus
Ferry operators

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Stresa to Gordola bus services, operated by Verbania Bus, arrive at Brissago station.

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Stresa to Gordola train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Gordola station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Stresa to Gordola is 60 km. It takes approximately 1h 4m to drive from Stresa to Gordola.

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