Ticino is now even closer thanks to the Ceneri Base Tunnel

Truly high spirits are now even closer


Ticino offers visitors countless unforgettable moments, and now that the Ceneri Base Tunnel has opened, it is even easier to get there in order to explore its unique and varied landscape.
It takes less time to escape a dreary morning north of the Alps and transport yourself to Switzerland’s Mediterranean region, where Ticino’s springlike warmth awaits. There’s also time to enjoy a boat trip around the lake. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a break from the relentless pace of work and appreciate some truly unforgettable experiences.

Even more #ticinomoments to experience


Every town and region of Ticino has something unique to offer. Take this opportunity to enjoy the beauties in store across the canton, and move from one destination to the next in the blink of an eye.
Picture yourself ending a bicycle ride with a breathtaking panorama in the Lugano area at 4.25 p.m. and being able to have an aperitif with view in Locarno after less than thirty minutes: all this is now possible.
Plus, when you stay at a hotel, hostel or campsite, thanks to Ticino Ticket you have the possibility to use for free public transport and to get discounts on mountain railways, boat trips on the Swiss part of the lakes and on the main tourist attractions of Ticino.


Ever since the Ceneri Base Tunnel opened, it’s around 15–25 minutes quicker to travel to Ticino by train from Switzerland’s main cities.
Journey times between Bellinzona, Locarno, Lugano and Mendrisio have also been cut.
What are you waiting for? Hop aboard!

15-25 minutes quicker by train from Switzerland’s major cities

to reach Ticino

Quicker journeys

within Ticino

A tempting offer


Treat yourself with fixed-price two-night deals with an evening meal included until the end of May, or make the most of a 20% discount if you book before October.

Fixed-price deals

Discover more about fixed-price deals for 2 nights, including dinner in a hotel, from just CHF 179 per person.

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Special offer

Take advantage of the special offer: 20% discount on the daily price at several hotels in Ticino.

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The most scenic way to get from north to south


You can now travel directly from Basel and Lucerne or from Zurich to Bellinzona via the scenic St Gotthard stretch. Furthermore, from 5 April 2021, the Treno Gottardo travels directly to Locarno.
Another unique experience is the Gotthard Panorama Express: this vintage journey through Switzerland not only gives you views of some of Switzerland's most beautiful regions, you also experience plenty of highlights on the ship and in the train.
Find out more about these opportunities to travel in comfort while admiring the colours of our beautiful region.

Pack your suitcase!


You can now combine convenience with caring for the environment. When you travel to Ticino by train, your luggage will be transported free of charge from your home to the hotel until April 2021.

Inspirations


Ideas for a unique experience in Ticino.