How to travel from Zurich to Locarno

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Travel Information from Zurich to Locarno

distanceDistance83 miles (134 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$4 - $57
fastestFastest modeTrain • $57 (€52) • 2 h 9 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSBB

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

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich 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 Zurich to Locarno.

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Locarno from Zurich. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Zurich to Locarno is by taking a flight with an average price of $4 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Locarno:

Taking a flight is usually $8 (€7) less than taking a bus to Locarno, which costs on average $12 (€11) for the same trip.

Taking a flight is usually $53 (€48) less than taking a train to Locarno, which costs on average $57 (€52) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Zurich and Locarno is by train, which takes on average 2 h 9 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Locarno by bus can take on average 3 h.

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

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

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Locarno is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Zurich to 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 from Zurich to Locarno:

  • Trains from Zurich to Locarno most often leave from Zürich HB and arrive in Locarno.

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

  • SBB can get you to Locarno by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with SBB from Zurich to Locarno for $57 (€52) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 6 direct trains a day to Locarno with SBB.

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 trip.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Zurich to Locarno often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Munich or Stuttgart. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Zurich and Locarno itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Locarno and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $12 (€11) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket for this trip costs on average $4 (€4) one way.
  • A train ticket costs $57 (€52) one way on average for this trip.

But we recommend booking Zurich 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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