Centovalli Line Scenic Rail Journey

An unforgettable journey through the Centovalli and the Valle Vigezzo

Ruinacci Viaduct near Camedo on the Centovalli Line
Village in the Centovalli region
Viaduct at Intragna - Centovalli Line
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 and is interestingly the most direct connection between the rail lines of the Gotthard and Simplon passes. It is the most attractive route between Lake Maggiore, the French part of Switzerland and the Swiss capital Bern.

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.

Make your holiday one to remember with a journey on the Centovalli Line

Speak to our team today to find out how you can combine your holiday with a breathtaking ride on the renowned Centovalli Line

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Centovalli Line suggested holidays 2022

Holidays can be enjoyed in reverse order

Our suggested two and multi centre itineraries can also be changed to fit your requirements with higher grade hotels and upgraded rooms. 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 run on smaller one metre gauge tracks with 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 2 Sfr per person is payable on the train.

Day trips

Return Locarno to Domodossola 2nd class £45 per person, 1st class £79 per person

As part of a multi centre

Locarno to Montreux or Thun (or vice versa) 2nd class £42.50 per person, 1st class £74.50 per person
Locarno to Zermatt (or vice versa) 2nd class £48 per person, 1st class £84.50 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). 

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Viaduct at Intragna - Centovalli Line

Centovalli Line route

Route of the Centovalli Line

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Centovalli Line video

Enjoy a video of the Italian/Swiss countryside