Cable Car Monte Carasso – Mornera

The cable car has been operating since 1966 and allows access to Mornera in just over 10 minutes.
The cable car can carry a maximum of 8 people or 650 kg. In addition to the stop in Mornera, the route includes two intermediate stops: Curzùtt at 600 metres and Pientina at 1000 metres.

For further information:
+41 91 821 15 59 / carasc@bellinzona.ch

Note
To guarantee the safety of our guests, the cable car may be suspended in case of thunderstorm risk, bad weather conditions or for other force majeure reasons. We apologize in advance for any unforeseen delays or closures.

Timetable

Automatic running
From 06:30 to 21:30

For transports outside of staffed operating hours the cable car runs automatically. After buying a ticket at the ticket machine, it is possible to reach the three destinations (between 06:30 and 21:30) or go downhill by simply pressing the button inside the cabin (also possible after 21:30).

Staffed running times

MONDAY - FRIDAYSATURDAY - SUNDAY
MorningAfternoonMorningAfternoon
January07.30 - 09.0016.00 - 17.0007.45 - 11.0014.30 - 17.00
February07.30 - 09.0016.00 - 17.0007.45 - 11.0014.30 - 17.00
March07.30 - 11.0016.00 - 17.0007.45 - 12.0014.30 - 17.00
April07.30 - 11.0015.00 - 17.0007.45 - 12.0014.30 - 17.00
May07.30 - 12.0014.00 - 17.0007.30 - 12.0013.30 - 17.30
June07.30 - 12.0013.00 - 17.0007.30 - 12.0013.00 - 18.00
July07.30 - 12.0012.00 - 17.0007.30 - 12.0012.00 - 18.00
August07.30 - 12.0012.00 - 17.0007.30 - 12.0012.00 - 18.00
September07.30 - 12.0013.30 - 17.0007.30 - 12.0013.30 - 17.30
October07.30 - 12.0014.00 - 17.0007.30 - 12.0013.30 - 17.30
November07.30 - 09.0016.00 - 17.0007.45 - 11.0014.30 - 17.00
December07.30 - 09.0016.00 - 17.0007.45 - 11.0014.30 - 17.00
  • Emergency
    In case of emergency staff can be reached at the following phone number +41 91 825 81 88.

     

  • Note
    Every Wednesday from 08:00 to 10:00 the cable car is closed due to routine maintenance.

     

Daily lifts reserved for transport of service staff

WAY UP
Monday-Friday 07:00-07:15

Monday-Sunday 10:45-11:00

Monday-Saturday 14:00-14:15

Fares

Monte Carasso - MorneraMonte Carasso - PientinaMonte Carasso - Curzútt/S. Barnard
FARES CHF
Adults19.0013.0010.00
Pensioners / people with disabilities16.0011.008.00
Students / Apprentices10.007.005.00
Children 0-5 yearsFree of chargeFree of chargeFree of charge
Adults, return only10.007.005.00
Youths, return only5.004.003.00
Adults or youths, way up onlyNot availableNot availableNot available
Paragliders10.00
Dogs5.005.005.00
SPECIAL FARES CHF (available only at the infopoint)
Family with 4 or more people or groups of 12-25 peopleAdults16.0011.008.00
Students / Apprentices8.006.005.00
Groups of more than 25 peopleAdults12.008.006.00
Students / Apprentices6.004.004.00
For online purchases a fee of CHF 1.- will be added for each ticket.
  • Payment methods
    We accept cash, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Diners, American Express, …) and TWINT.
  • Subscription
    It is possible to purchase a subscription for the cable car.
    More information
  • Note
    Discounted tickets or discounts by Ticino Ticket, Guest Card and Bellinzona Pass can be obtained only at the Infopoint from 09:00 to 16:00.
  • Automatic ticket machine
    Tickets (1 day validity) can be purchased outside Infopoint opening hours at the automatic ticket machine.
  • General conditions
    Please Click here

Reserved trips

For groups of 12 people or more, at certain times, it is possible to organize private trips with the assistance of the staff operating the cable car. Contact the Infopoint during the opening hours at least 7 days in advance.

For information and reservations:

+41 91 821 15 59 / carasc@bellinzona.ch

How to arrive

Reach the cableway by car

  1. freeway exit A2 Bellinzona Sud
  2. follow the direction Giubiasco
  3. at the first traffic light, turn left direction Sementina
  4. continue on Via al Ticino for approximately 2.1 Km
  5. at the end of via al Ticino turn right, direction Monte Carasso
  6. continue on via el Stradun for approximately 2.1 Km
  7. turn left (signpost)

Parking
Parking spaces in the valley are also very limited so visitors are invited to reach the infopoint by public transport.
It is advisable to use the parking currently open, located in via Er Carà di Sai in Monte Carasso. Look at the map to see more parking lots.
It is forbidden to drive private cars on the hill roads of Monte Carasso and Sementina.

  • Parking spaces near to the cable car departure are very limited. We therefore advise users, who purchase a ticket online for the cable car ascent or via the shuttle bus service, to reach with a certain advance the boarding points.
  • We kindly ask you to promptly notify any delays to our staff on the following telephone numbers:
    +41 91 821 15 59
    +41 91 825 81 88

Reach the cable car by public transport

From Bellinzona (railway station)
by BUS 311, direction Locarno or by BUS 2, direction Giubiasco Stazione
alight at stop Monte Carasso / Cunvént or Monte Carasso/Urénn-Funivia
walk for 2 min.


From Locarno (railway station)
by BUS 311, direction Bellinzona
alight at stop Monte Carasso / Cunvént or Monte Carasso/Urénn-Funivia
walk for 2 min.


From Giubiasco (railway station)
by BUS 2, direction Bellinzona
alight at stop Monte Carasso / Cunvént or Monte Carasso/Urénn-Funivia
walk for 2 min.

More connections: www.sbb.ch/en

Shuttle bus

from APRIL to OCTOBER
A shuttle bus service is available every day (departure/arrival at the Monte Carasso Infopoint) going uphill to San Defendente (Sementina).

The same service is offered downhill in the afternoon, from the turn around point Pairolo (Monte Carasso).

NOVEMBER
A shuttle bus service is available during the weekend (departure at the Monte Carasso Infopoint, via El Cunvent 3. First departure 09:45.

from DECEMBER to MARCH
A shuttle bus service is available only for groups, on request.

For further information: www.carasc.ch.