Looking to travel from Basel SBB to Locarno by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 3 hours 46 minutes to travel from Basel SBB to Locarno by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 3 hours 24 minutes though. You'll usually find 40 trains per day running along the 178 km route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 1 change during the journey to Locarno, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You'll probably be traveling with SBB train to get to Locarno, as they are the main operators of services on this route.
Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Basel SBB to Locarno start from $25.53 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.
If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Locarno by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.
It takes an average of 3h 46m to travel from Basel SBB to Locarno by train, over a distance of around 111 miles (178 km). There are normally 40 trains per day traveling from Basel SBB to Locarno and tickets for this journey start from $25.53 when you book in advance.
178 miles (111 km)
40 trains per day
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The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass from the city of departure or arrival).
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Basel SBB to Locarno by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Basel SBB and Locarno is 3 hours and 46 minutes, with around 40 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Basel SBB to Locarno is 3 hours and 24 minutes.
Train tickets from Basel SBB to Locarno can start from as little as $25.53 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Basel SBB to Locarno. Travelling from Basel SBB to Locarno by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Basel SBB to Locarno leaves at 05:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Basel SBB to Locarno leaves at 21:56. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Basel SBB to Locarno cover a distance of around 111 miles (178 km) during the journey.