Zurich to Locarno by train

  • First train
    05:38
  • Last train
    22:10
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 5m
  • Distance
    136 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    30
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 37m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Zurich to Locarno by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Locarno take around 2 hours and 5 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 136 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Locarno.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Locarno?

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

We usually find around 28 departures on the route from Zurich to Locarno 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 35 departures.

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

The Zurich to Locarno train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 5 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Locarno is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 05:38 and the last train is around 22:10. This is the same at the weekend.

When to book Zurich 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 Zurich to Locarno by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Locarno?

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

  • Euro City
  • Eurocity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Inter City
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • S Bahn
  • S-Bahn
  • Suburban train

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

Locarno to Zurich by train

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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.