Viewing points

Ascona and Locarno

Two gems by Lago Maggiore

The Ferrovia Vigezzina will take you in comfort to the picturesque towns by Lago Maggiore. . It's worth stopping for. Visit the chimney sweep museum, the perfume shop and the Praudina adventure park in Santa Maria Maggiore, the pilgrimage church in Re or the museum with the highest bell tower in Ticino in Intragna. Locarno draws in visitors with its large cinema on the Piazza Grande, with music and architecture, but also with hidden alleys, the Portici (arcades), and the Castello Visconteo with the Rivellino. You can also take the bus to Ascona, which features Mediterranean flair, a picturesque Old Town and cinematic lakeside promenade.

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The offer is available all year round.

Subject to change without prior notice


The general range of travelcards (day ticket, GA, Swiss Travel Pass) is valid.
GA travelcards, Half-Fare travelcards and day tickets are valid for the train ride.
Any surcharge for Panorama trains is not included (EUR/CHF 1.50)
Prices in € incl. VAT / Prices and products subject to alteration.


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.

Places of interest in Santa Maria Maggiore 

  • Chimney Sweep Museum 
  • Perfume house 
  • Praudina Adventure Park 
  • The regional Centovalli and Pedemonte Museum in Intragna
  • Santuario della Madonna del Sangue in Re

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 6.00


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

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