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Locarno to Lugano by train

  • First train
    06:05
  • Last train
    22:35
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    49m
  • Distance
    22 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    28
  • Avg. journey time
    59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Locarno to Lugano by train

Fast trains from Locarno to Lugano take around 49 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 22 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Locarno and Lugano.

1. Are there direct trains from Locarno to Lugano?

Journeys between Locarno and Lugano usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 23 departures on the route from Locarno to Lugano every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 34 departures.

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

The Locarno to Lugano train travel time is normally about 49 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Lugano is usually scheduled to depart Locarno around 06:05 and the last train is around 22:35. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Locarno to Lugano 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 Locarno to Lugano by train.

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Which train companies operate between Locarno and Lugano?

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

  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express
  • S-Bahn

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.