The nearest airports are Zurich Airport ZRH and Milano Malpensa MXP.
In order to reach the Monte Verità Centre in Ascona, whether you fly or travel by train from within Europe, you must first get to Locarno, the closest railway station to Ascona. Visit the National Railway’s website (SBB), insert the starting station and the arrival station (TO: Locarno) to get all the informations about the possible connections.
For your arrival on Sunday afternoon and for your departure on Friday afternoon, a Shuttle service will be available between Locarno and the Conference Center.
For the other days, once in Locarno, you can reach Monte Verità as follows:
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
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).
EcoTaxsi from Locarnoto Monte Verità – Duration: approx. 15 min. Cost: approx. 24 CHF