Locarno Transportation

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    The station building
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    Locarno on foot

    by Odiseya Written Mar 9, 2014
    Locarno lakeshore promendade

    Locarno is perfect town for exploring by foot. In fact, walking (Nordic and regular) is wide promoting activity and attraction by local touristic offices and many touristic sites for Ticino region.

    You could find here everything you could imagine: cobblestone narrow paths trough old classical buildings, modern hotels, familiar Italian food, expensive souvenirs and real summer adventures on water and many others things.

    There is many benches and toll trees around but weather and wind are ideal for walking almost whole year long.

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    Locarno bus station

    by Odiseya Updated Mar 9, 2014

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    Locarno Bus stop
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    Locarno train and bus station are side by side. In fact, at the end of the ground platform of train station is start point for buses.

    The bus tickets can be bout from bus driver on the bus or from the ticket shop across the road. You need to get the postal bus to the "diga verzasca" stop.
    You can find a timetable on station.

    I travel by bus to Ascona. It takes under 20 minutes from Locarno nus/train station to get to Ascona, if I remember correctly. There is a alternative: you can walk to Ascona or cycling.

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    Locarno train station

    by Odiseya Written Mar 8, 2014

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    The station building
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    I arrived in Locarno by train from Wildegg via Zurich. It take more then a four hours if I remember correctly. I have done a long railway rides and it was one of my best experience so far. I remember that we have a one change, i think. It is very comfortable ride and it run trough fantastic scenery. I prefer railways journeys always and especially long distance ride.

    The train station Locarno (Italian: Stazione di Locarno) is located next to Muralto municipality.

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    Ships on Lago Maggiore

    by iammon Written Aug 3, 2011

    No Passes or GA's Half Tax valid on the whole lake for boat trips. Only the swiss boat Pass.
    Staff on counters are very helpful. Theres lots of trips you can do. some Examples:
    Isola Bella, Isola Pescatori, S. Caterina, Isola Madre, Isola di Brisago and so on. You can get a holiday card: 3 Days 74 CHF and 7 days 100 CHF

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    eco-taxi at flat rates

    by call_me_rhia Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    ecotaxi (pic from their website)

    FInally we have it: an ecological taxi to move about the area and keep the air clean. On top of this they only use flat-rates (starting from 7.80 swiss francs) - and they are much cheaper than regular taxis. You can call them on their free number, but in all fairness i'm not sure if they speak english - they do speak german, french and italian, however

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    Funicolare Orsilena-Locarno

    by barbskie Updated Mar 21, 2009

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    The easiest and quickiest way to visit the sanctuary of Madonna del Sasso is to take the funicular , commuting regularly( every 15 minutes) back and forth (Locarno/Orsilena). In just four stops, you arrive Orsilena. It is also possible to get off at " sanctuario" (the 3rd stop) if you like to take a short walk up to the church. To make it better, wait until to the final sation, proceed to the opposite side and head down to visit the church and its little museum. Take time and have some refreshment at Restorante Funicolare.
    The station is located at the opposite of SBB Railways
    viale Balli 2

    Ticket prices
    return: 6.60 CHF each /adult)
    single 4.50

    Time-Table evening extenden courses :
    # April-October (20.30-21.00)
    # May/June/September (21.30-22.00)
    # July/August (23.30-24.00)

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    The Centovalli Train

    by Callavetta Written Apr 11, 2005

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    The Centovalli Routes

    Known in Switzerland as the Centovallina and in Italy as Vigezzina, this amazing route connects Locarno, Switzerland to Domodossola, Italy. The cooperation that had to occur between those two countries (with their highly different styles and bureaucracies) when construction began in 1913 and was completed 10 years later, is mind boggling. The route winds through the mountains, over dramatic bridges, along vineyards, past rusticas, next to waterfalls. While the route is not terribly long it takes two hours to go from end to end.

    But it's the journey, not the destination and this one shouldn't be missed.

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    Scenic Rail Ride

    by Rhondaj Updated Oct 2, 2004

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    From Kandersteg we rode the train to Domodosola, Italy switching trains for a long, leisurely ride back into Switzerland's Locarno. The countryside was dotted with stone houses with stone roofs and lots of vinyards. Simply beautiful. All not was so nice though; passing through the kms long tunnels was a loud, smelly experience. In one tunnel we stopped MIDWAY for about 10 minutes, for what, I don't know. It was not a pleasant feeling...

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    FART

    by Rhondaj Written Oct 2, 2004

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    Even though I'm sure a lot of farting goes on in Locarno (just like everywhere else), this sign is not ordering you to do so, it is merely the name of their transportation system. Our juvenile minds couldn't help giggling over this...

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    the "centovallina"

    by call_me_rhia Written Sep 23, 2002

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    the narrow-gauge train of the centovalli

    The ferrovia delle centovalli, locally known as centovallina, is a scenic way to get to Locarno. It's a narrow-gauge little train - it nearly looks like a toy train - and connects Locarno with Domodossola in Italy. Domodossola is on the main Milan-Bern/Z├╝rich train line. All along the way you can see snowcapped mountains, rivers that have carved deep gorges, woods - chestnut woods to be precise - and old stone villages. You can get off at some to have a look around and then catch the next train.
    If you stop in Camedo (Switzerland) you can see the old village and then rent a bike to cycle (all downhill) all the way back to Locarno.
    If you stop in Santa maria Maggiore (Italy) you will enjoy a beautful little mountain town and an interesting museum - about chimney-sweepers - which was a local tradition and profession.
    If you stop in Trontano (italy) you can admire another tiny cute village and dine in a very fine place - I don't remember the name but apparently it's listed in the Michelin food guide

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    FART: ferrovie autolinee regionali ticinesi

    by call_me_rhia Written Sep 23, 2002

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    San Antonio, Locatno - FART station

    If someone from the area tell's to take a fart, don't think us rude. Some clever soul came up with this acronym for the regional public transportation system. He should be sentenced to death for bringing so much embarassment upon us. Anyway FART is a bus or a train...

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