The Swiss Federal Railway network FFS, links Ticino to the major European cities and can be reached directlyfrom Basel, Zurich and Milan.
Most directly to Ticino since December 2018.
The "Diretto" travels twice a day to Ticino. The direct train takes you comfortably and without changing trains from Basel via Olten, Lucerne, Arth-Goldau and Bellinzona to Locarno - early enough to enjoy a first cappuccino on the sunny piazza.
And it's not over: between 12 April and 31 October 2019 Free bicycle transportation from Ticino to the station of your choice. From Bellinzona, Chiasso, Locarno, Lugano and Mendrisio stations, SBB transports your bike safely and free to a station that takes receipt of bikes.