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from Basel to Locarno

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Travel Information to Locarno from Basel

distanceDistance112 miles (180 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$42 - $62
fastestFastest modeTrain • $62 (€51) • 3 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or SBB

Take a bus or train to travel 112 miles (180 km) to Locarno from Basel. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Basel to Locarno.

Travel Tips: Travel from Basel to Locarno

Travel to Locarno easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Locarno.

What are the ways to get from Basel to Locarno?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Basel and Locarno. You can take a bus or train.

How do I get from Basel to Locarno the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to Locarno from Basel is by taking a bus, which costs on average $42 (€35).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Locarno:

A bus is $20 (€16) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Basel to Locarno costing on average $62 (€51).

What is the quickest way to get from Basel to Locarno?

The quickest way to travel between Basel and Locarno is by train, which takes on average 3 h 11 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

How far is Locarno from Basel?

The distance from Basel to Locarno is approximately 112 miles (180 km).

How many services a day are there to Locarno from Basel?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Locarno is:

  • 6 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Basel to Locarno as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling from Basel to Locarno, where do I depart from Basel and where do I arrive in Locarno?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Basel to Locarno:

  • Trains most often depart from Basel at Basel SBB and arrive in Locarno at Locarno.

Who can get me from Basel to Locarno?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Basel to Locarno:

  • You can travel by bus from Basel to Locarno with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Basel to Locarno tickets for $42 (€35) on Omio.
  • You can go to Locarno from Basel by train with SBB. You'll see cheap train tickets for $62 (€51) with SBB from Basel to Locarno on Omio.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Basel to Locarno?

Many of our customers traveling from Basel to Locarno don't make Locarno their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Locarno are Milan, Zurich or Munich, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Locarno to any of these top destinations today!

When should I buy a ticket from Basel to Locarno online to score the best deals?

Before traveling from Basel to Locarno, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $42 (€35) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this journey costs on average $62 (€51) one way.

But we recommend booking Basel to Locarno tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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