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Ascona Jazz fest ?

Hi, I plan to attend Jazz Ascona for the 1st time & would like any suggestions. Do I need to get my train tk from Milan to Ascona, SW. a head of time ? I have never been to Milan also will have 2 days before flight home...?

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No need to buy in advance, it is all on regional trains. The standard route would be to take the Malpensa Express train to Milano Centrale station, then change to a regional train to Bellinzona, just before Bellinzona, at Giubiasco, get off and change to a train to Locarno.
An alternate route would be to take a bus from Malpensa airport to Stresa and proceed to Ascona via lake ferry. The buses from Malpensa cost 12 euro, take 1 hour, and leave at 8:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm. The ferries leave at 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm. Cost is 18.70 euro. Takes about 3 hours.

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Thanks Sam, The ferry over sounds magical ! Had no idea of the option. This Forum is a great way to enhance a trip. I will have 2 days after Ascona, so Lake Como may be in my future, or I have never been to Milan...let the adventure begin. Thank You All, for the help after reading other travel posts on Rick's site. I wish peace & safe journeys... life is too short to own a TV.