In order to reach the Monte Verità Centre in Ascona, whether you fly or travel by train from within Europe, you must first get to Locarno, the closest railway station to Ascona. Visit the National Railway's website (SBB), insert the starting station and the arrival station (To: Locarno) to get all the informations about the possible connections.
Click on the city which you are flying into or where your train connects to in order to find detailed directions to Locarno
From Locarno to Monte Verità
Once in Locarno, you can reach Monte Verità as follows:
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
- 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
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, or via Skype).
EcoTaxsi from Locarnoto Monte Verità - Duration: approx. 15 min. Cost: approx. 24 CHF