Getting there

Congressi Stefano Franscini (CSF)


Fondazione Monte Verità
Strada Collina 84
CH-6612 Ascona

How to reach us

Reach Locarno

The closest international airports are: Lugano (1h by train from Locarno), Milano Malpensa (2h30 by train), Zurich (a 3h30 train ride but very nice landscapes).
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.

From Locarno to Monte Verità

Once in Locarno, you can reach Monte Verità as follows:

Special bus service from Zurich

There will be a special bus service from the main Zurich train station at 4 pm Sunday afternoon. Please indicate whether you would like to take advantage of this service here.

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.


There are several taxis available at Locarno railway station. A typical cost is 30-35 CHF to Monte Verità. Cheaper rates may be obtained 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

Check in and check out

The hotel rooms are available from 15:00 Sunday to 12:00 Friday.