From Locarno to Domodossola connecting with Brig, Montreux and the Bernese Oberland
The Centovalli Train departs Locarno from an underground section before rising up on the outskirts of Locarno for an incredible journey along the Centovalli (hundred valleys) via the high point at Santa Maria Maggiore over the Italian border and along the Valle Vigezzo to Domodossola.
The journey takes just under 2 hours past breathtaking gorges with crashing waterfalls, over spectacular bridges and passing through delightful villages. Vineyards also line the route, which vary in style from the manicured vine hedges of the Swiss to the somewhat ramshackle family vineyards over the border in Italy. The finale of the journey offers spectacular views of the descent to Domodossola where the track winds down over 250m.
This journey is a delight and can be taken from Locarno as a return day trip or as part of the Lake Maggiore Express day trip. It can also be used as a connection for a two or multi centre holiday, combining the Ticino resorts of Locarno and Ascona with Montreux on Lake Geneva, or on to Spiez and Thun in the Bernese Oberland with the Lötschberg Regio Express, or even to the Graubünden mountain resorts with the Glacier Express.
Suggested two and multi centre holidaysHolidays can be enjoyed in reverse order and extended
Our suggested itineraries can be changed to fit your own requirements with higher grade hotels, upgraded rooms and additional centres. Other combinations are also available. Call us on 0800 619 1200.
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Centovalli Line details
The Centovalli Line operates several services per day, throughout the year. The journey time between Locarno and Domodossola is around 2 hours.
The Centovalli Line trains are standard rolling stock, although a limited number of trains do feature panoramic windows.
Centovalli Line costs
Seat reservations are not possible. A small fee of 2Sfrs per person is payable on the train.
Return Locarno to Domodossola 2nd class £36 per person, 1st class £63 per person
As part of a multi centre
Locarno to Montreux or vice versa 2nd class £35 per person, 1st class £62 per person
Locarno to Thun or vice versa 2nd class £35 per person, 1st class £62 per person
Prices are a guide and will vary according to itinerary. They are valid only with the Half Fare Card (included with your holiday).
Transfer your bags between resorts: simply register your luggage at the station before 9am and collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where luggage will not be available until the following morning, so an overnight bag would be needed.
Each transfer costs £10 per item plus an additional one-off fee of £24