The Foliage Train is back!

From 16 October 2021 to 14 November 2021

The magic of autumn travels with the Foliage Train

From 16 October to 14 November 2021 the unmissable journey on board the Foliage Train returns. An unforgettable experience in the colours of autumn through the Vigezzo Valley and the Centovalli.

The special Treno del Foliage ticket is back again this year to welcome lovers of autumn colours aboard the trains of the Vigezzina - Centovalli Railway, on an unforgettable journey through the Vigezzo Valley and the Centovalli.

The 52 km route, straddling Italy and Switzerland, winds through a breathtaking landscape where nature is at its best in every season: from the fairytale winter landscapes whitewashed by snow, to the infinite shades of green of the spring and summer landscapes, a paradise for hikers, until the unmissable autumn scenery where the warm shades of red, yellow and orange paint an open-air picture offering breathtaking views.

In full compliance with the social distancing and limitations due to the regulations for the containment of Covid-19, the Vigezzina-Centovalli Railway, crowned by Lonely Planet among the ten most beautiful railways in the world, therefore confirms also this year the special ticket Treno del Foliage valid from 16 October to 14 November and purchasable online from the website.

The special Foliage Train ticket
The ticket includes a return trip, departing from Domodossola or Locarno and with the possibility of a single intermediate stop on the outward or return journey. For those staying overnight in Locarno or Domodossola, the ticket is valid for two days. The ticket includes compulsory seat reservation. The ticket is valid on all international trains departing from Locarno or Domodossola between 16 October and 14 November. International trains run daily, with 8 departures from Domodossola and 8 departures from Locarno. All trains are equipped with large windows and guarantee excellent visibility and travel comfort.

Prices in detail:
Adults: 1st class € 43 / CHF 45 - 2nd class € 33 / CHF 35
Children (6-16 years): 1st class € 21.50 / CHF 22.50 - 2nd class € 16.50 / CHF 17.50
Children under 6 years of age travel free of charge.

Safety and travel regulations
Safety on board trains is guaranteed by constant sanitation measures and physical separation, as well as the obligation to wear a mask throughout the journey. In order to cross the border, it is also necessary to have a Green Pass and to fill in the entry form (both for entry into Italy and for entry into Switzerland).
(both for entry into Italy and Switzerland).

Travel advice
Seats on our trains are limited and reservations are compulsory during the foliage period. Demands are higher at weekends and for departures from Domodossola. Therefore, if there are no seats available, it is advisable to consider making the journey during the week or leaving from Locarno.

Thanks to the new TILO RE80 connection, Locarno can be easily reached from Milan Central Station with a connection every hour. More suggestions for enjoying autumn are available at

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