Leisure activities

Lago Maggiore Express

An unforgettable experience – travel on and around Lago Maggiore by boat and train

Enjoy your stay at Lago Maggiore. Visit pearls of the lake, such as Stresa and Locarno, or Santa Maria Maggiore in Vigezzo Valley.

The Lago Maggiore Express offers an unforgettable rail-and-sail experience. The day trip on Lake Maggiore and through the Centovalli and Valle Vigezzo valleys can be started at any point on the circular route and can be taken in either direction. 

Starting from Locarno, you will first cross one of the wildest and most romantic areas on the picturesque Vigezzina-Centovalli narrow-gauge railway. In Domodossola, you will then transfer onto a Trenitalia-Trenord train towards Lake Maggiore. 

Once there, you can explore the lake by boat and gaze in wonder at the Borromean Islands, the Cannero Riviera castle, the Brissago Islands and Ascona and Locarno. On board, you’ll have the chance to purchase lunch or eat your own picnic.

Your ticket is valid for two subsequent days, giving you plenty of time to explore the entire lake and see its most famous tourist destinations.


From April to October 2021

Thursdays to Sundays and public holidays.

Subject to change without prior notice


Lago Maggiore Express

  • € 34.00 Adults day ticket
  • € 44.00 Adults 2-day ticket
  • € 17.00 Children* day ticket
  • € 22.00 Children* 2-day ticket

* Aged 4 to 11.99

GA travelcard, Half-Fare travelcard and day ticket not valid

Prices in € incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.


Available at the following points of sale:

Via Mizzoccola, 9
T. +39 0324 242055
email: info@vigezzinacentovalli.com 

Piazza Stazione 3
CH - 6601 Muralto
T. +41 (0)91 751 87 31
email: labiglietteria@centovalli.ch 


Free audio guide

Follow your journey on the map. Discover all the details, curiosities and interesting information on the entire railway line. What do you need? Your smartphone and headphones. Without additional costs for the telephone connection.

Seat reservations

Reserve your seat on board the Centovalli Railway at your BLS Travel Centre.

Reservation fee

Normal trains CHF 5.00
Panorama trains CHF 5.00

If you have any questions, the BLS Travel Centre Bern Bümpliz Nord will be happy to help:

How to get there Timetable & Tickets

The RegioExpress Lötschberger takes you directly and in comfort from Bern to Domodossola. From Domodossola Railway Station you can start the round trip in both directions. 

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