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

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Train, bus  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Sargans Rj
  2. Take the bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione 171

$173 - $294

Cheapest option

Bus via Munich, Munich central bus station  •  15 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Munich, Munich central bus station N136 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione 076

$63 - $110

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Bus RegioJet  •  13 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Hbf to Venice Mestre, St. di autobus RegioJet
  2. Take the bus from Mestre to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan

$88 - $113

Drive  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Locarno 522.8 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Milan Malpensa, line 50 train, line 20 train  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) VIE - MXP
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  3. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno

$127 - $311

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h 31 min

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

$139 - $374

Fly to Basel, train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Basel (BSL) VIE - BSL
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona

$182 - $470

Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Altenrhein (ACH) VIE - ACH
  2. Take the train from St. Gallen to Arth-Goldau
  3. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Bellinzona

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The cheapest way to get from Vienna to Locarno is to bus which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 13 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Locarno is to fly and line 50 train and line 20 train which costs 110€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Vienna to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Vienna, Hbf and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Mestre and Bellinzona, Via Pellandini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 36 min.

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The distance between Vienna and Locarno is 615 km. The road distance is 836.5 km.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Locarno without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 4 min and costs 150€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 11 h 4 min to get from Vienna to Locarno, including transfers.

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Vienna to Locarno bus services, operated by RegioJet, depart from Vienna, Hbf station.

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The quickest flight from Vienna Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vienna to Locarno is 836 km. It takes approximately 8 h 35 min to drive from Vienna to Locarno.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 384.7 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 4 min

What companies run services between Vienna, Austria and Locarno, Switzerland?

You can take a bus from Vienna to Locarno via Venice Mestre, St. di autobus, Mestre, Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan, and Bellinzona, Via Pellandini in around 13 h 36 min.

Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
People's Viennaline
Website
peoples.ch
Flights from Vienna to Altenrhein
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Basel
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Flights from Vienna to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $850
Level
Website
flylevel.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Sargans
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.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 Lugano to Giubiasco
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Giubiasco to Locarno
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Südostbahn
Website
sob.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
sob.ch
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Chur, Postautostation to Bellinzona, Stazione
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Venice Mestre, St. di autobus
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
regiojet.com
Domo Reisen
Phone
0041 44 828 60 40
Email
info@domo-reisen.ch
Website
domo-reisen.ch
Bus from Mestre to Bellinzona Via Henri Guisan
Ave. Duration
4 h
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Wizz Air, Level, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 1560+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Vienna Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 11€.

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