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

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Train  •  10 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Zürich HB Rj
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona 2 / ...

$183 - $313

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Bus via Munich, Munich central bus station  •  15 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Munich, Munich central bus station 036 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Bellinzona, Bellinzona, Arbedo-Castione 076

$64 - $111

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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

$89 - $119

Drive  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Vienna to Locarno 522.8 miles

$100 - $160

Fly to Milan Malpensa, bus  •  6 h 46 min

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

$125 - $290

Fly to Zurich, train  •  7 h

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

$132 - $380

Fly to Altenrhein, train  •  9 h 9 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€ - 110€ and takes 13 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Vienna to Locarno is to fly and bus which costs 100€ - 250€ and takes 6 h 46 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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No, there is no direct train from Vienna to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Wien Hbf and arriving at Locarno via Zürich HB and Bellinzona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 59 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 which takes 10 h 59 min and costs 150€ - 270€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 59 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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Vienna to Locarno train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), depart from Wien Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Vienna to Locarno is to train which takes 10 h 59 min and costs 150€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 110€ and takes 13 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Vienna to Locarno.
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  • Distance: 384.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Vienna to Locarno via Zürich HB and Bellinzona in around 10 h 59 min. Alternatively, 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Vienna to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Vienna to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
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
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $340
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
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Vienna to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $260
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 Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $210
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 Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Arth-Goldau to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.sk
Bus from Vienna, Hbf to Venice Mestre, St. di autobus
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $26
Schedules at
regiojet.sk
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 - $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 Vienna, Vienna Erdberg to Munich, Munich central bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
$23 - $40
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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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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Vienna to Locarno train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Bellinzona 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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Ethiopian Airlines, Wizz Air, easyJet and three other airlines offer flights from Vienna Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 1754+ hotels available in Locarno. Prices start at $83 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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