How to get here

Whether by car, motorbike, train, bus, plane, boat, bicycle or on foot, there is always a way to Lake Maggiore. Plan your journey so that it becomes an enjoyable holiday experience. Here you will find useful information for a smooth start into your holiday.

What could be better than spending a few relaxing days on Lake Maggiore? Let the journey itself become part of it. There are countless ways to get to Ascona-Locarno. Important is to plan your trip well so you  arrive stress-free at your destination and can enjoy your holiday from the first moment. We will be happy to help you with useful information such as connections, timetables, traffic reports or route planners.

Thanks to the good train connections and the excellent offers such as the Ticino Ticket, travelling by train is an ideal way to get to Ticino and get around comfortably by public transport. Locarno railway station is only a few minutes’ walk from the Piazza Grande, the heart of Locarno, and therefore easily accessible on foot, even with luggage. But also, those who arrive by car can avoid the notorious traffic jam with a little planning. Who knows, you might discover your new favourite route through the Grand Tour of Switzerland. If your journey takes you through the Gotthard or over the San Bernardino, take the exit “Bellinzona Sud” in the direction of Locarno. The route takes you through the Magadino Plain, the vegetable-growing zone of Ticino. If you arrive from Italy, your journey will take you either through the spectacular gorges of the Centovalli or along the lake via Brissago or Dirinella. Are you planning an eventful crossing of the Alps on foot or a bicycle tour over the Swiss passes to get to the sunny side of Switzerland? Then you will find information here with directions and accommodation for this unique experience. Find out about your options, travel safely and carefree and enjoy your holiday to the full.


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