There are 7 ways to get from Venice to Locarno by bus, train, car or plane

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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Bus Domo Reisen  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Venezia to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan

$69 - $89

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione 414

$38 - $66

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Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona Eurocity / ...

$77 - $126

Train  •  5 h 43 min

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

$76 - $114

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Locarno 235 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VCE - MXP
  2. Take the bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso

$143 - $339

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 23 min

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

$123 - $430

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Venezia and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Bellinzona, Via Pellandini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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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 and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 41 min.

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The distance between Venice and Locarno is 286 km. The road distance is 376 km.

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The best way to get from Venice to Locarno without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 26 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to get from Venice to Locarno, including transfers.

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Venice to Locarno bus services, operated by Domo Reisen, depart from Venezia 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 5 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h 41 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Venice to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 178.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 26 min

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

Domo Reisen operates a bus from Venice to Locarno twice a week. Tickets cost $60 - $80 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Locarno via Milano Centrale and Bellinzona in around 5 h 41 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $2,600
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Tunis
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $2,700
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
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 Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Venezia to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Schedules at
domo-reisen.ch
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 Venice, Venice to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Malpensa Express Bus
Phone
+41 91 858 23 23
Email
info@giosytours.ch
Website
malpensa-express.com
Bus from Milan Airport Malpensa 1 to Lugano, Piazzale Besso
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Schedules at
malpensa-express.com

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Venice to Locarno train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Bellinzona station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice to Locarno is 376 km. It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to drive from Venice to Locarno.

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Eurowings, Hop!, Austrian Airlines and 10 other airlines offer flights from Venice Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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