Venue and travel info

Reach Locarno

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

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

1. Free shuttle bus (only on your conference arrival day)

Our shuttle bus sign is posted at the railway station in Locarno.

A free 11-seater shuttle bus to Monte Verità will be available for 4 to 5 hours on arrival day. The shuttle’s schedule should be published on the website of the conference you will attend; contact your conference Organizer for more details or to verify if further transports will be organized.

The shuttle meeting point is on the right side of the train platforms in Locarno.

The schedule on Sunday 21.08.2016 is as follows (departures from Locarno Railway station):

  • 16:40
  • 17:20
  • 18:00
  • 18:40
  • 19:20
  • 20:00

2. Public bus

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


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

3. 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)

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