How to get to the COME conference

Airports

Zurich Airport
We advise that you fly into Zurich International Airport. From there, you can reach Locarno by train via Zurich Main Station (Zurich HB). Once you have arrived at Locarno train station, the conference shuttle will bring you to your hotel and to the conference center.
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Geneva International Airport
If landing at the Geneva International Airport, you can reach Locarno by train. There are connections every 30 to 60 minutes both from the Geneva Airport and the Geneva railway station. The trip takes between 5 and 6 hours via various routes: Simplon-Domodossola (through Italy), Olten, Luzern, Zürich. Once you have arrived at Locarno train station, the conference shuttle will bring you to your hotel and to the conference center.


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Lugano Airport
If you land at the Lugano airport you will arrive in Agno. Proceed to Lugano railway station by taxi (30.00 CHF), by shuttle service, or by train from the station in Agno (10-minute walk from the airport). From Lugano there are connections to Locarno every 30 minutes. The trip takes about 1 hour with one change in Giubiasco. Once you have arrived at Locarno train station, the conference shuttle will bring you to your hotel and to the conference center.
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Milano Airports
Milano is served by three airports: Malpensa (intercontinental flights), Linate and Orio al Serio (Bergamo). Connect with a shuttle to Milano Centrale. From there you can reach Locarno by train. The fastest connection (2 hours, with one change in Bellinzona) departs every 2 hours during the day. Once you have arrived at Locarno train station, the conference shuttle will bring you to your hotel and to the conference center.
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By Car

From Milan – approximately 1 ½ hours
Guests traveling from Milan will take the A8 from Milano towards Como. Once reaching the Swiss border at Chiasso-Brogeda, follow the motorway A2 direction north, following the freeway to Chiasso-Lugano-Gotthard until you come to the exit "Rivera" (next exit after "Lugano Nord"). Take the scenic local road down to the Magadino plain (Cadenazzo) and turn left onto the road to Locarno. This takes you across the Magadino plain and into a tunnel to bypass Locarno. After crossing the river, take the Ascona exit, cross the roundabout and the intersection that follows it and drive along the main road towards the old town of Ascona. When you arrive at the pedestrian zone, take a sharp right up the hill and follow the winding road all the way up to Monte Verità (there are occasional white signs for "Centro Monte Verità"). Shortly after passing the Hotel Michelangelo on your left, you will see a number of round black signs announcing the conference center and, on your right, a red house. Take the cobblestone road between the two and follow it all the way up the hill. There are parking lots just before you come to the main white building or just after you pass it.

 

From Zurich – approximately 2 ½ hours
If arriving from the north, follow the motorway A2 to Bellinzona (exit Bellinzona south, following the signposting for Locarno and Lago Maggiore). Take the road to Locarno, which goes first along and then across the Magadino plain and then into a tunnel to bypass Locarno. Do not take the Locarno exit at the end of this tunnel, but stay in the left lane and follow the signs to Ascona, Brissago. After crossing the river, take the Ascona exit, cross the roundabout and the intersection that follows it and drive along the main road towards the old town of Ascona. When you arrive at the pedestrian zone, take a sharp right up the hill and follow the winding road all the way up to Monte Verità (there are occasional white signs for "Centro Monte Verità"). Shortly after passing the Hotel Michelangelo on your left, you will see a number of round black signs announcing the conference center and, on your right, a red house. Take the cobblestone road between the two and follow it all the way up the hill. There are parking lots just before you come to the main white building or just after you pass it.

 

By Train

From northern Europe and the northern and western parts of Switzerland the Lago Maggiore region can be reached by using the international railway lines Basel-Milano or Zurich-Milano, with the direct trains Intercity and EuroCity. If there are no direct connections available, it is necessary to change trains at Bellinzona for direction Locarno. Once you have arrived at Locarno train station, the conference shuttle will bring you to your hotel and to the conference center.
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From Zurich main station: 2 hours 50 minutes – 58.00 CHF. There are connections to Locarno every hour. The best option is the direct train or the train with just 1 change in Bellinzona (the latter is ca. 15 minutes faster).

 

From Milano Main station: 2 hours – 45.00 CHF. From Milano Centrale you can reach Locarno by train. The fastest connection (2 hours, with one change in Bellinzona) departs every 2 hours during the day.