From Domodossola (IT) to Locarno

Map Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway

Sometimes the long and winding route is the best way to reach a destination: On many detours, the Vigezzina-Centovalli-Railway carries travellers to legendary views and excursion destinations.

From Domodossola (Italy), the Vigezzina-Centovalli-Railway takes guests to Locarno. There is much to marvel at during the ride along the 50 kilometres of this narrow gauge line: some 83 bridges and viaducts, light chestnut forests and the delightful Merlot des Ticino vineyards.

With the audio guide, guests can accompany their journey on the Vigezzina-Centovalli-Railway with fascinating details, facts and information. All that is needed are a smartphone, tablet or laptop as well as headphones.

Guests travelling from Locarno can change trains towards Brig upon arrival in Domodossola. From Brig, the BLS-RegioExpress Lötschberger starts its journey to Berne on the scenic Lötschberg Mountain Line.

  • Leg: Domodossola (Italy)–Locarno (or vice versa)
  • Duration: 1 h 50 min

Important: For the border crossing from/to Italy, valid travel documents are required.

Food & Beverages
No catering services.

Operates year-round almost every hour. All connections are available on the SBB timetable.

Further information:

Tickets & Reservation


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


  • Reservation required for groups on the entire route
  • Seat reservation for individual travellers possible but not required (surcharge of CHF 5 per seat and stretch)
  • On panoramic trains, a surcharge per seat applies on the Italian part of the stretch Domodossola–Camedo (surcharge EUR 1.50 payable directly on the train)