Line 1

Losone – Ascona – Locarno – Tenero – Gordola
download timetable valid from 11.12.2022 to 9.12.2023
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There are several changes to the route of Line 1, mainly in the areas of Losone and Ascona, as well as Solduno and S. Antonio. The line will no longer depart from Ascona but from the new Losone terminus, Sottochiesa. The change of route involves the elimination of some stops and the introduction of new ones. Stops removed – Ascona: Schelcie; Locarno: Passetto, Solduno, Selva, S. Antonio Centrale, Cinque Vie and Via Luini.  New stops – Losone: Sottochiesa, Via Cesura, Agricola, Mercato Cattori and Ponte Maggia; Ascona: Pascolo, Fiume Maggia and Palestre (in both directions); Baraggie and Borgo (in the direction of Gordola) and Via Medere and Parco dei Poeti (in the direction of Losone). Locarno: Palexpo, Bivio Via Nessi and Centro; Gordola: Centro professionale and Roviscaglie (only in the direction of Losone).

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There is a bus every 15 minutes every day, including Sundays and public holidays, from the first morning until the end of operation. From Monday to Friday there is a bus every 10 minutes during peak hours, from 6.00 to 08.30 and from 16.30 to 18.30.

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    The first morning services have been brought forward. The first service from Losone, Sottochiesa on weekdays is scheduled at 5:06 a.m. and at 6:04 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The first bus from Gordola, Centro professionale on weekdays is scheduled at 4:40 a.m. and at 5:40 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. The frequency every 15 minutes is now guaranteed every day, including the evening hours.

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    Work in progress

      No major construction sites are currently planned along the Line 1 route.
    Please note that up-to-date information on timetables and disruptions can be found on and the Arcobaleno App.

    Bicycle transport

    Bicycle transport is authorised on all routes from Monday to Friday, from 08.00 to 16.00 and from 19.00 to 06.00.
    to Friday, from 08.00 to 16.00 and from 19.00 to 06.00. Saturdays,
    Sundays and public holidays with no timetable restrictions.


    Interchange nodes are points where several bus lines converge or where there is also a railway stop, offering the possibility of changing means of transport. For those arriving from Losone/Ascona with Line 1, it is no longer possible to reach Solduno, S. Antonio and Cinque Vie directly, so it is advisable to get off at Ponte Maggia and continue the journey with Line 7. For those arriving from Gordola/Tenero it is also possible to change at the Piazza Stazione, Debarcadero or Piazza Castello stops.

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