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About the train journey from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno

Want to travel from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno usually takes 2 hours 47 minutes on average to travel 61 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 6 minutes. You can expect to find 17 trains per day running on this popular route. As there aren't any direct services running between Milan Malpensa Airport and Locarno, you'll need to make 1 change on your way to Locarno. SBB are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Locarno in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $56.82.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Locarno, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno by train

It takes an average of 2h 47m to travel from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno by train, over a distance of around 38 miles (61 km). There are normally 17 trains per day traveling from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno and tickets for this journey start from $56.82 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 6m
PriceFrom $56.82
Distance38 miles (61 km)
Frequency17 trains per day
First train00:26
Last train23:19
Departure stationMilan Malpensa Airport
Arrival stationLocarno
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsSBB CFF FFS, Terravision, Autostradale, Trenord

Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno for dinsdag okt. 11de 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
07:19 09:35 2h 16m, 1 change
08:19 10:35 2h 16m, 1 change
09:19 11:35 2h 16m, 1 change
10:19 12:35 2h 16m, 1 change
11:19 13:35 2h 16m, 1 change
12:19 14:35 2h 16m, 1 change
13:19 15:35 2h 16m, 1 change
14:19 16:35 2h 16m, 1 change
15:19 17:35 2h 16m, 1 change
16:19 18:35 2h 16m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno

The price of train tickets from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno starts at $56.82 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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 Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.
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FAQs for Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno

Want to know more about your journey from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno take?

The average journey time by train between Milan Malpensa Airport and Locarno is 2 hours and 47 minutes, with around 17 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Milan Malpensa Airport and Locarno by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno is 2 hours and 6 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno cost?

Train tickets from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno can start from as little as $56.82 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.

Is there a direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno?

No, there are no direct train services from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno. Travelling from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno leave?

The first train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno leaves at 00:26. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno leave?

The last train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno leaves at 23:19. 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.

What's the distance between Milan Malpensa Airport and Locarno by train?

Trains travelling from Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno cover a distance of around 38 miles (61 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Locarno to Milan Malpensa Airport.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan Malpensa Airport to Locarno for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 12/02/2018 for travel on 12/02/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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