The S50 is the line that connects Varese to Mendrisio, Lugano and Bellinzona. This service runs daily every hour (every 60 minutes) from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. with stops at all regional train stations in Ticino.
Together with the S40 connections Como–Mendrisio–Varese, it is possible to travel every 30 minutes between Varese and Mendrisio.
Thanks to the transfer hub in Mendrisio, all connections have been harmonised. This makes it possible to travel every 30 minutes within the triangle Lugano–Varese–Como.
The S50 connection with departures from Bellinzona at minute .34 travels attached to the S10. In Mendrisio the two trains are separated: the S10 continues to Chiasso–Como S. Giovanni, while the S50 continues towards Varese. In the south-north direction, the S10 and S50 trains will be attached in Mendrisio and will continue as a single train to Bellinzona.
We advise all travelers to check the travel times of their connections on the online-timetable.
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