How to get to Monte Verità?
From abroad to Switzerland
Another possibility is to land at Milano-Malpensa airport (Italy) which is closer to Monte Verità.
By train from the Airport to Asconatrain timetable of the Swiss Federal Railways for your individual train connection.
From Zurich to Locarno
|Itinerary via Gotthard||Zurich main station - Arth Goldau - Bellinzona - Locarno|
|Duration||approx. 3 hours|
From Geneva to Locarno
|Itinerary via Simplon||Geneva - Brig - Domodossola - Locarno|
|Duration||approx. 5-6 hours|
From Milano to Locarno
|Duration||approx. 2.5 hours|
|Connections||Milano Malpensa - Bellinzona : by shuttle bus - possible to book online|
Bellinzona - Locarno : by train
From Locarno to Monte-Verita and hotels in Ascona
Look for the CSF shuttle bus sign posted at the train station in Locarno.
- 1:30pm and 5:30pm. These two buses go to the hotels in Ascona and then to Monte Verita
- 6:30pm. This bus goes directly to Monte Verita
Please note that a bus going to Monte Verità will pick up those staying in hotels in Ascona at 6:30pm.
For those who can not take these buses, please take a cab at the station or call EcoTaxi (0800 321 321).
By car from the north
Follow the freeway to Gotthard-Italy until the exit "Bellinzona-Sud". 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 cannot continue straight because you arrive at the pedestrian zone, take a sharp right up the hill and follow this winding road all the way up to Monte Verità (there are occasional white signs "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 car from the south
Follow the freeway to Chiasso-Lugano-Gotthard until you come to the exit "Rivera" (next exit after "Lugano Nord"). Take the very 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. Then follow the directions given above for the approach from the north.
If you come on the local road from Verbania, exit right shortly after coming out of the tunnel which passes under Monte Verità and follow the above directions.