There are 5 ways to get from Zürich to Locarno by train, bus, 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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Train via Bellinzona  •  2 h 29 min

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

$58 - $103

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Zürich to Bellinzona

$22 - $32

3 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Locarno 18-Y

$55 - $110

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Locarno 127.9 miles

$26 - $40

Fly, line 50 train, line 20 train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the line 50 train from Lugano to Giubiasco
  3. Take the line 20 train from Giubiasco to Locarno

$97 - $285

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Locarno is to bus which costs SFr 21 - SFr 35 and takes 3 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Locarno is to drive which takes 2 h 25 min and costs SFr 26 - SFr 40.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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 $50 - $95 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. Alternatively, Autolinee Ventre operates a bus from Zürich to Locarno 3 times a week. Tickets cost $15 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
Ave. 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Locarno
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Bus operators
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from Zürich to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15
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
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$13 - $21
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it

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