How to travel from Locarno to Zurich

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from Locarno to Zurich

How to get from Locarno to Zurich by train, bus or flight.

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The best way to travel from Locarno to Zurich is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

SBB
07:33AM3h22
Locarno
10:55AMZurich
$611One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
SBB
07:33AM3h22
Locarno
10:55AMZurich
$611One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
SBB
08:45AM3h10
Locarno
11:55AMZurich
$641One-way
0 transfers
Other options
SBB
10:45AM3h10
Locarno
01:55PMZurich
$851One-way
0 transfers
SBB
07:33PM3h22
Locarno
10:55PMZurich
$861One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Locarno to Zurich

distanceDistance83 miles (134 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or bus
priceTicket price range$34 - $78
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $34 (€30) • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $34 (€30) • 2 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or SBB

Take a train or bus to travel 83 miles (134 km) from Locarno to Zurich. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or SBB among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Locarno to Zurich.

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You can travel by travel between Locarno and Zurich with SBB. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

SBB is the national railway company of Switzerland which operates trains to Zurich from Locarno. It operates a wide range of trains, including InterCity, InterRegio, RegioExpress, Regio, S-Bahn, and InterCityExpress. InterCity trains are the fastest, with speeds of up to 200 km/h, while Regio trains are the slowest, with speeds of up to 120 km/h. SBB also offers a variety of ticket types, such as the Swiss Travel Pass, Half-Fare Card, and Super Saver tickets. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a restaurant car. The most popular routes for SBB are from Zurich to Geneva, Basel to Bern, and Geneva to Lausanne.

    FAQs: Travel from Locarno to Zurich

    FAQs: Travel to Zurich 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 Locarno to Zurich.
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    There are 2 travel options between Locarno and Zurich. You can take a train or bus.

    The cheapest way to get from Locarno to Zurich is by taking a train with average ticket prices of $34 (€30) compared to other travel options to Zurich:

    A train is $44 (€38) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Locarno to Zurich costing on average $78 (€68).

    Taking a train costs () less than taking a ferry, which average ticket prices of ().

    Taking a train costs () less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of ().

    The quickest way to travel between Locarno and Zurich is by train, which takes on average 2 h 30 min   compared to other travel options that take longer:

    Taking a bus requires on average 4 h 7 min of travel time.

    The distance from Locarno to Zurich is approximately 83 miles (134 km).

    The average frequency per day from Locarno to Zurich is:

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Locarno and Zurich as scheduled services by train or bus can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Locarno to Zurich:

      • Most travelers take a train from Locarno to Zürich Hbf.

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

      • You can take a train from Locarno to Zurich with SBB. Cheap tickets can be found for $34 (€30) with SBB from Locarno to Zurich.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Locarno to Zurich with the following travel companies:

      • You'll find direct buses with.
      • You can book a direct ferry with.
      • You'll find direct flights with.
      • You can take a direct train with SBB.

      Direct services to Zurich tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      Your trip from Locarno to Zurich doesn't have to end in Zurich. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Milan, Munich, Vienna or Lucerne. If you’d like to add Paris, Milan, Munich, Vienna or Lucerne to your Locarno to Zurich tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Zurich today!

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