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Basel to Locarno by train

  • First train
    06:04
  • Last train
    18:04
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 11m
  • Distance
    179 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    5
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Basel to Locarno by train

Fast trains from Basel to Locarno take around 3 hours and 11 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 179 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Locarno.

1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Locarno?

Direct trains from Basel to Locarno have been found.

We usually find around 7 direct trains on the route from Basel to Locarno every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found at least one departure.

2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Locarno?

The Basel to Locarno train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 11 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Basel to Locarno train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Locarno is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 06:04 and the last train is around 18:04. At weekends the only direct train usually departs Basel around 07:04.

When to book Basel to Locarno train tickets?

Trains in Switzerland usually open for booking around 0 days in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Basel to Locarno by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basel and Locarno?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Locarno, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Interregio

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.