The Swiss Holiday Company

Centovalli Line An unforgettable journey through the Centovalli and the Valle Vigezzo

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

route of the centovalli line

Timetable
The Centovalli Line operates several services per day, throughout the year. 

A limited number of trains feature panoramic windows. 

Centovalli Train Prices
Locarno to Montreux or vice versa 2nd class £38 per person, 1st class £66 per person
Locarno to Thun or vice versa 2nd class £38 per person, 1st class £66 per person
Day return Locarno to Domodossola 2nd class £40 per person, 1st class £70 per person
A small fee of 2Sfrs per person is payable on the train.

Seat reservations are not possible.

We'll be pleased to create any Centovalli Line itinerary to suit you, incorporating your own selection of resorts, duration, hotels and excursions.

We can even help you build a Grand Tour, combining the Centovalli Line with other scenic rail routes such as the Glacier Express, Bernina Express and Gotthard Panorama Express. 

Call 0800 619 1200 for help with your planning and for prices



Suggested two and multi centre holidays featuring the Centovalli Line

ALL HOLIDAYS CAN BE ENJOYED IN REVERSE ORDER AND EXTENDED

We include the Centovalli Line in the following suggested itinerary:

11 DAYS LUCERNE, LOCARNO, BRIG AND ST. MORITZ  

This is an incredible journey featuring 4 of the world class scenic rail journeys of Switzerland. 

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11 DAYS INTERLAKEN, BRIG, LOCARNO AND PONTRESINA  

A scenic tour of some of the most beautiful lakes and mountains. 

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In addition, we can create the following to suit your individual requirements:

 

ASCONA AND MONTREUX  
From the warm Ticino town of Ascona to the elegant shores of Lake Geneva.  
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LOCARNO AND THUN  
Two lakeside towns with the Centovalli and Lötschberg scenic rail lines.
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INTERLAKEN, MONTREUX, LOCARNO AND LUCERNE  
Glorious scenery with the GoldenPass Line, Centovalli Line and Gotthard Panorama Express.
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Build your own scenic rail itinerary

Request a quote here or call us to build your perfect holiday
  • Choose your scenic rail journey
  • Decide which resorts you would like to visit
  • Consider how many nights to be spent in each resort
  • Choose 3 or 4 star hotels
  • Add on excursions to explore the lakes and mountains
  • Include dinner on a half board basis
  • Upgrade your hotel room for even more beautiful views
  • Upgrade to 1st class rail for extra comfort
  • Add additional resorts - create your own Grand Tour

Express Luggage: Transfer your bags between resorts

To help you enjoy your scenic rail journey between many resorts, you can arrange 'Express Luggage'. All you need to do is register your luggage at the station before 9am and then collect it at your destination on the same day any time after 6pm. There are a few stations where your luggage will not be available until the following morning when we would recommend carrying an overnight bag with you.

The cost of each luggage transfer is £10 per item plus an additional charge of £24 regardless of the number of items of luggage.

For a Truly Personal Service 0800 619 1200