There are 5 ways to get from Venice to Locarno by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan Venedig-Bern

SFr 39 - SFr 54

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Train via Milan  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano 82-Y / ...

SFr 62 - SFr 226

Train  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bellinzona Ec

SFr 97 - SFr 215

Drive  •  3h 45m

  1. Drive from Venice to Locarno 375.6 km

SFr 50 - SFr 80

Fly, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VCE - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
  3. Take the train from Mendrisio to Giubiasco

SFr 94 - SFr 357

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Locarno is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 5h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Locarno is to drive which costs 50€ - 75€ and takes 3h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice station to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Venice Tronchetto Train Station and arriving at Locarno, Debarcadero via Bellinzona, Via Pellandini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 19m.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Venezia S. Lucia and arriving at Locarno via Milano Centrale, Lugano and Giubiasco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 23m.

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The distance between Venice and Locarno is 286 km. The road distance is 375.6 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Locarno without a car is to bus which takes 5h 19m and costs 35€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 5h 19m to get from Venice to Locarno, including transfers.

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Venice to Locarno bus services, operated by ExpressBus, depart from Venice Tronchetto Train Station.

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Venice to Locarno train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S. Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Locarno is to bus which takes 5h 19m and costs 35€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can train via Milan, which costs 55€ - 220€ and takes 5h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 285.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 19m

What companies run services between Venice, Italy and Locarno, Switzerland?

ExpressBus operates a bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan once a week. Tickets cost SFr 35 - SFr 50 and the journey takes 4h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Locarno via Milano Centrale, Lugano, and Giubiasco in around 5h 23m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Brindisi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 95 - SFr 410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 360 - SFr 1600
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 250 - SFr 1200
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 230 - SFr 700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 260 - SFr 4100
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 120 - SFr 470
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 750
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 210 - SFr 750
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 360 - SFr 1600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 190 - SFr 1300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
SFr 200 - SFr 1200
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
SFr 290 - SFr 3800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
SFr 40 - SFr 230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
SFr 130 - SFr 550
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 23 - SFr 80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Base Standard
SFr 45 - SFr 60
Base Premium
SFr 55 - SFr 80
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

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Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
SFr 23 - SFr 35
Smart Low Cost
SFr 20 - SFr 29
Smart Flex
SFr 40 - SFr 60
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 Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 60 - SFr 150
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 60 - SFr 85
1st Class
SFr 110 - SFr 150
Train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
SFr 26 - SFr 70
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 26 - SFr 35
1st Class
SFr 50 - SFr 70
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 80 - SFr 190
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 80 - SFr 120
1st Class
SFr 140 - SFr 190
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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 29 - SFr 55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Mendrisio to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 20 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Mendrisio
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 7
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
ExpressBus
Phone
+41 842 000 888
Email
info@expressbus.ch
Website
expressbus.ch
Bus from Venice Tronchetto Train Station to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
SFr 35 - SFr 50
Website
ExpressBus

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Venice to Locarno bus services, operated by ExpressBus, arrive at Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan station.

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Venice to Locarno train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Lugano station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Locarno is 376 km. It takes approximately 3h 45m to drive from Venice to Locarno.

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Air Dolomiti, Brussels Airlines, KLM and nine other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 1327+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at SFr 87 per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs 8€ - 11€.

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