September 30, 2012 to October 5, 2012
Monte Verità, Ascona
Europe/Zurich timezone

Travel Information

Travel information

Monte Verità is located in Ascona, a town on the shore of Lake Maggiore (Lago Maggiore) in the canton of Ticino. Here you can find a map with the exact location of the conference venue and of nearby bus and train stops.

The following directions are for those using public transport. If you are traveling by car, please click here.

In order to reach Monte Verità, whether you fly or travel by train from within Europe, you must first get to Locarno, the closest railway station to Ascona.

1. Get to Locarno

Click on the name of the city which you fly into or where your train connects to read detailed directions to Locarno:

2. From Locarno to Monte Verità

Once in Locarno, you can reach Monte Verità as follows:

a) Free shuttle bus (only on the conference arrival day, Sept. 30th).

A free 13-seat shuttle bus to Monte Verità will be available from 2:10 pm to 5:30 pm on the arrival day, with departures every ca. 45 min. 

The shuttle meeting point is on the right side of the train platforms in Locarno (look for the shuttle bus sign depicted below).


Shuttle bus sign as posted at the railway station in Locarno


b) Public bus

Take bus Nr. 1 from Locarno railway station to Ascona (stop Ascona Posta) and then bus Nr. 5 ("Buxi") from Ascona to Monte Verità.

Duration: 15-20 minutes for Line Nr 1. + 8 minutes for Line Nr. 5.

Cost: 2.20 CHF for one way ticket from Locarno to Ascona + 2.00 CHF for a one way ticket of the Buxi from Ascona to Monte Verità

Schedules:Line Nr. 1 and Line Nr. 5.

Please note:
  • The bus line Nr. 1 has different schedule for Monday-Saturday (in Italian Lunedi-Sabato e feriali) and for Sunday and holidays (Domenica e festivi)
  • The line Nr. 5 has a rather low frequency, so make sure you check the schedule (the link is above).
If the schedule of bus Nr. 5 is not convenient for your arrival time, you can reach Monte Verità from Ascona Posta by walking approx. 25-30 minutes uphill along the road named Via Collina.

c) Taxi

There are several taxis available at Locarno railway station. The cheapest rates are usually with the EcoTaxsi (booking necessary: phone +41 91 792 21 01 or 0800 321 321 (free number only from Swiss phones)).

EcoTaxsi from Locarno: Locarno train station - Monte Verità
Duration: approx. 15 min.
Cost: approx. CHF 24.-