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

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What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Locarno, Switzerland?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Zürich to Locarno hourly. Tickets cost $55 - $100 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zürich to Locarno 3 times a week. Tickets cost $16 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Autolinee Gambioli also services this route once a week.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Avg. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Bellinzona
Avg. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Locarno
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to Bellinzona
Avg. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
ventrebus.com
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus from Zürich to Bellinzona
Avg. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Zürich to Locarno?

The distance between Zürich and Locarno is 134 km. The road distance is 205 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Zürich to Locarno?

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Locarno is to bus which costs SFr 25 and takes 3 h 39 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Zürich to Locarno?

The quickest way to get from Zürich to Locarno is to drive which takes 2 h 25 min and costs SFr 30.

Is there a direct train between Zürich and Locarno?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Locarno. Services depart three times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

Is there a direct bus between Zürich and Locarno?

No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Locarno. However, there are services departing from Zürich and arriving at Locarno, Via della Pace via Bellinzona, Piazza Orico. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 39 min.

How long does it take to get from Zürich to Locarno?

It takes approximately 2 h 29 min to get from Zürich to Locarno, including transfers.