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Lake Maggiore Express

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Lake Maggiore Express

Want to go to Switzerland on Lake Maggiore Express but am staying in Grand hotel Dino Baveno. How long does it take to get to the railway station in Stresa

Locarno, Switzerland
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The train ride from Baveno to Stresa takes about 5 minutes, it's a short way!

You can choose between two different itineraries for the Lake Maggore Express: Stresa – Domodossola – Locarno – Stresa or Stresa – Locarno Domodossola – Stresa.

Make sure you check the timetables first. If you plan to travel after 16th of Sept, timetables will switch to autumn season - that means less frequent connections. www.lagomaggioreexpress.com

If you wish to stop in Switzerland, we'd recommend you to take some time to visit Locarno and its famous Piazza Grande, where the International Film Festival takes place every August. The pictoresque little town of Ascona is also worth a visit as well as Brissago & its little botanic Islands.

If you happen to have more specific questions, you could also contact the official Ascona Locarno Tourist Office by e-mail: info@ascona-locarno.com

Enjoy your stay in Switzerland!

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Please note that you dont need to take the Maggiore Express to visit Switzerland. This trip takes all day and can be pretty busy because it is so well publicised. You are treated abit like sheep and the boat back to Baveno takes hours ( unless you catch the hydrofoil on wednesdays only) .Sundays also during the summer and I dont know when that offically starts so check the Alibus timetable online.You could alternatively take a train from Baveno via Domodossola to Brig ( Briga in Italian) and enjoy the Alp mountain area...the journey should be around one hour and a quarter depending on connections.

Once you get to Brig you will find it much easier to get good information in English about swiss railways and their wonderful routes. Quite difficult in Stresa we found!

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Thank you all so much....at least I have an idea now....can't wait .

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