Locarno to Zurich by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 15m
  • Distance
    136 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Locarno to Zurich by train

Fast trains from Locarno to Zurich take around 2 hours and 15 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 136 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Locarno and Zurich.

1. Are there direct trains from Locarno to Zurich?

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

We usually find around 30 departures on the route from Locarno to Zurich 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 31 departures.

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

The Locarno to Zurich train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 15 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Zurich is usually scheduled to depart Locarno around 05:31 and the last train is around 21:35. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Locarno around 05:31, and the last at 21:31.

When to book Locarno to Zurich 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 Zurich by train.

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Which train companies operate between Locarno and Zurich?

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

  • Eurocity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • S Bahn
  • 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.