Treno Gottardo

From Zürich/Basel/Luzern to Locarno

Bustling cities, historic buildings and a great variety of nature and leisure activities – all of this can be experienced on the Treno Gottardo.

The diversity of Switzerland with one single train! The new train, equipped with bistro zone and family area, runs hourly from Zurich, Basel and Lucerne to Locarno. Most comfortably, guests travel along lakes and mountains over the historic Gotthard panorama route right to Locarno in the sun-kissed corner of Switzerland. Benvenuti!

  • Leg: Zürich/Basel/Luzern – Bellinzona – Locarno
  • Distance: 209 km (Zürich – Locarno)
  • Duration:
    Zürich – Locarno: 3 h 19 min
    Basel – Locarno: 4 h 21 min
    Luzern – Locarno: 3 h 6 min
  • Website: Treno Gottardo
Food & Beverages

Two bistro zones with snack and beverage vending machines as well as a coffee maker on every Treno Gottardo

  • Year-round operation
  • Operates in both directions
  • Every hour alternating from Basel or Zurich

Timetable Treno Gottardo (TG)

Tickets & Reservation


  • This route is fully covered by the Swiss Travel Pass (Flex) and GA travelcard.


  • Seat reservation available for individual travellers
  • Seat reservation required for groups of 10 or more persons (no surcharge)