The cheapest trains from Zurich to Locarno

Showing times and prices for 29 Nov

Cheapest

£44

Average

£49

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Zurich to Locarno will cost around £ 49 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 44.

Cheapest
09:33Zürich HB2h11 11:44Locarno
1 changes
£441One-way
Cheapest
08:33Zürich HB2h11 10:44Locarno
1 changes
£441One-way
Cheapest
09:05Zürich HB2h09 11:14Locarno
1 changes
£441One-way
10:05Zürich HB2h09 12:14Locarno
2 changes
£571One-way
10:05Zürich HB3h19 13:24Locarno
0 changes
£571One-way

Timetable Zurich to Locarno

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, 29 Nov
08:33Zürich HB2h11 10:44Locarno
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09:05Zürich HB2h09 11:14Locarno
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09:33Zürich HB2h11 11:44Locarno
0 changes
10:05Zürich HB2h09 12:14Locarno
0 changes
10:05Zürich HB3h19 13:24Locarno
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29 Nov
£44SBB
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3 Dec
£36SBB
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4 Dec
£36SBB

The fastest trains from Zurich to Locarno

Showing times and prices for 29 Nov

Fastest Journey

2 h 9 m

Average

2 h 23 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

134 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Zurich for Locarno every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 134 km distance in an average of 2 h 23 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 9 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 19 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
10:05Zürich HB2h09 12:14Locarno
2 changes
£571One-way
Fastest
09:05Zürich HB2h09 11:14Locarno
1 changes
£441One-way
09:33Zürich HB2h11 11:44Locarno
1 changes
£441One-way
08:33Zürich HB2h11 10:44Locarno
1 changes
£441One-way
10:05Zürich HB3h19 13:24Locarno
0 changes
£571One-way

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Train Information from Zurich to Locarno

distanceDistance83 miles (134 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 11 min
priceAverage train ticket price£38 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesSBB

Trains from Zurich to Locarno cover the 83 miles (134 km) long route taking on average 2 h 11 min with our travel partners like SBB. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £36, but the average price of train tickets is £38. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Locarno.

Train companies

Travel with SBB from Zurich to Locarno

Find the best trains between Zurich and Locarno with Omio's travel partners SBB from £36. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

SBB

SBB is Switzerland's main train company and for your next train trip from Zurich to Locarno, SBB offers these ticket types: Round-trip Standard Ticket or First Class.

SBB is one of the best options when travelling by train from Zurich to Locarno. Omio quickly shows you current SBB train timetables for the Zurich - Locarno journey and makes it easier than ever for you to buy train tickets online for the cheapest, fastest or earliest trip available. The distance between Zurich and Locarno is around 83 miles (134 km) and the cheapest SBB one-way ticket you can book starts at £36. As you check the latest Zurich to Locarno train timetable from SBB for your ideal departure and arrival times, you can also review travel information, such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard, and compare the best route available to arrive to Locarno safely. If you search for SBB tickets in the Omio app, you can also see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Let Omio quickly find you the perfect SBB ticket from Zurich to Locarno so you can spend more time enjoying the smooth and easy journey!

SBB has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train from Zurich to Locarno:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Zurich to Locarno
Travel by train 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.
FAQs
What is the cost of cheap trains from Zurich to Locarno?
You can find a cheap train from Zurich to Locarno for some dates and times for as low as £36  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Zurich to Locarno?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Zurich to Locarno train price to come in at an average of £38  one way.
What is the distance by train from Zurich to Locarno?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Zurich and Locarno via train to be approximately 83 miles (134 km).
How long does it take from Zurich to Locarno by train?
The Zurich to Locarno train duration is on average 2 h 11 min, which is to be expected when travelling 83 miles (134 km) to Locarno from Zurich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Zurich and arrival train station in Locarno?

Some of the Zurich train stations to Locarno you can start your journey from include Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich, Central Bus Station. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Locarno include Locarno, Locarno, Debarcadero and Locarno FART.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Zürich HB   and arriving in Locarno.

Where is the train station in Zurich? Where is the train station in Locarno?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Locarno, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which train providers should I travel with from Zurich to Locarno?
For the best Zurich to Locarno train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with SBB. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Zurich to Locarno to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains per day are there from Zurich to Locarno?
The average number of trains departing Zurich for Locarno is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Zurich to Locarno?
The first train from Zurich to Locarno leaves at 07: 33   and the last train for this leaves at 09: 05. Omio shows you the latest train from Zurich to Locarno times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I buy Zurich Locarno train tickets to score the best deals?
You can find a train to Locarno from Zurich to cost on average £38 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Zurich to Locarno train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Locarno
Zürich HB is the most popular Zurich railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Zurich for your journey to Locarno.