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There are 8 ways to get from Venice to Locarno by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5h 26m

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

$68 - $88

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8h 57m

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova Reg / ...
  2. Take the bus from Verona, Verona to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo 414

$40 - $81

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Train  •  5h 37m

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

$76 - $113

Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  5h 41m

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

$64 - $128

Drive  •  3h 42m

  1. Drive from Venice to Locarno 235 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Lugano  •  7h 30m

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Lugano (LUG) VCE - LUG

$106 - $428

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  8h 39m

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

$134 - $340

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 21m

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

$123 - $424

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Locarno is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Locarno is to drive which costs 45€ - 75€ and takes 3h 42m.

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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 5h 26m.

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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 Lugano and Giubiasco. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 37m.

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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 5h 26m and costs 55€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 5h 26m 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 Eurocity, 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 26m and costs 55€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5h 37m, you could also fly, which costs 90€ - 380€ and takes 7h 30m.

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

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 - $75 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Alternatively, Trenitalia Eurocity operates a train from Venice to Locarno once daily. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 4h 18m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Bari
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $330
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Catania
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Venice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Frankfurt, Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Munich, Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Venice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,300
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,600
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $2,000
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,800
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,400
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Lugano via Vienna, Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Tunisair
Website
tunisair.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Tunis
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $390
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from Venice to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Train operators
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 Lugano
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.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 Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Stabio
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Stabio to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
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
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Verona, Verona to Bellinzona, Castione-Arbedo
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There is no direct flight from Venice Airport to Lugano Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m 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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Venice to Locarno train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Lugano station.

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

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Austrian Airlines, Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Venice Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 1673+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 21m and costs 1€ - 3€.

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