How to travel from Milan to Locarno

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Travel Information to Locarno from Milan

distanceDistance52 miles (84 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $13
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $2 (€2) • 2 h 3 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $13 (€11) • 1 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus

Travel 52 miles (84 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Milan to Locarno. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 50 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $2 (€2). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Milan to Locarno.

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Locarno

Travel Tips: 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 Milan to Locarno.

Travel from Milan, Italy to Locarno, Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Is international entry into Locarno from Milan restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Locarno, Switzerland from Milan?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Locarno, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 1/24/23. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Milan to Locarno closer to your planned date of departure here.

Return travel to Milan, Italy from Switzerland is: Unrestricted.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering Italy from Switzerland?

Entry into Italy is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into Italy from Switzerland?

Requirements for reentering Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in Italy?

All travelers must abide by the following measures in Italy to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Recommended

The above information about your return travel to Milan, Italy was last verified on 1/9/23. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Milan from Locarno.

There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Locarno: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Milan to Locarno is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $2 (€2) compared to other travel options to Locarno:

Taking a train is about $10 (€9) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $13 (€11) for this route.

The fastest way from Milan to Locarno is by bus with an average journey time of 1 h 50 min.

There are alternative travel options to Locarno that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 3 min.

The distance is approximately 52 miles (84 km) from Milan to Locarno.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Locarno is:

  • Around 28 trains per day.

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

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

  • Most travelers board their train from Milano Centrale and arrive in Locarno.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Milan to Locarno, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Locarno. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Milan to Locarno tickets on Omio for $13 (€11).

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

  • You'll find direct buses with Infobus, BlaBlaCar or STUDENT AGENCY k. S.

Direct services to Locarno 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 journey.

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

Before traveling from Milan 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 $13 (€11) one way for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Milan 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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