|Distance||38 miles (61 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||$8 (€7)|
|Train frequency||10 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 10 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Regionale, Trenord or Trenitalia|
Trains from Milan to Varenna cover the 38 miles (61 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 4 min with our travel partners like Regionale, Trenord or Trenitalia. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $8 (€7), but the average price of train tickets is $8 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Varenna-esino.
Find the best trains between Milan and Varenna with Omio's travel partners Trenitalia from $8 (€7). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
Trenitalia tickets from Milan to Varenna are available online on Omio. We help you compare and book your perfect journey with Trenitalia from Milan to Varenna all in one place. If you’re specifically looking for the cheapest, fastest or earliest train, you can find all the current Trenitalia train schedules and train tickets available on Omio for the 38 miles (61 km) route. You can also see relevant travel information for the Trenitalia train, such as baggage allowance and amenities onboard depending on the class fare. Search for your ideal departure and arrival times for this train, compare the fastest Milan to Varenna routes as well as the cheapest ticket prices available, and buy the best Trenitalia Milan to Varenna train ticket that fits your needs. If you purchase tickets in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the Trenitalia train ticket is available as a mobile ticket, which makes it easy for you to travel paperless. You’ll then be ready to embark on your smooth and relaxing journey to Varenna with Trenitalia!
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To get from chic Milan to stunning Varenna on Lake Como by train is an easy, inexpensive ride of about an hour. Most trains are direct, with anywhere from around a half-dozen to 16 options offered throughout the day. The train from Milan to Varenna is a popular option both with day trippers and travelers embarking on a longer vacation or tour of the Lake Como region.
Particularly in the busier summer months, the train from Milan to Varenna runs pretty much every hour, with the earliest departure taking off around 6:30 a.m. and the latest heading to Lake Como around 9:30 p.m. Passengers are advised to always check their travel dates for exact times, of course, but in general, trains are spaced more or less throughout the day, offering plenty of flexibility in terms of planning a Lake Como getaway.
The direct train from Milan to Varenna, which accounts for most of the routes, usually takes an hour but can have a duration up to one and half hours. These connections all leave from the train station Milan Centrale. However, it's also possible to depart from Milan Porta Garibaldi. The journey from this station has one connection and typically takes two hours.
Departure train stations: From Milan, the majority of trains to Varenna depart from Milan Centrale, which as its name suggests, is located in central Milan. Using the iconic Duomo right in the middle of the historic city center as a point of reference, the distance between the station and the heart of the city center is just under two miles (three km) on foot or less than ten minutes via the Metro. The massive, historic station offers shopping, food, passenger lounges, toilets, ticket counters, and Sala Blu, which offers station assistance for passengers with limited mobility. From Milan Porta Garibaldi, it's a one and a haf mile (two and a half km) walk to the Duomo and a little over 15 minutes via public transportation. This station is also accessible for passengers with limited mobility.
Arrival train station: The Varenna-Esino station is less than half a mile (one km) from the town center and the ferry port, where many passengers continue on to other destinations around Lake Como. Do keep in mind that this is a very basic station with no ticket machines; however, there is an on-site cafe and the station's platforms are wheelchair accessible.
All trains from Milan to Varenna are operated by Trenitalia, which is Italy's main train service provider. Trenitalia's parent company is owned by the Italian government.
Taking the Trenitalia train from Milan to Varenna usually takes around an hour and is a direct connection. The journey can, however, take up to two hours and include one transfer. Either way, the journey will be conducted on one of the company's regional trains. Throughout the rest of Italy, Trenitalia also operates long-distance and high-speed trains and offers international train service to several other countries in the EU.
When planning a trip by train from Milan to Varenna, expect to travel in second class, with no seat reservations. The trains run by Trenitalia on this route are their Regionale trains, only some of which have been updated to include accessible seating and alighting. It's best to check with Trenitalia directly before traveling to ensure all individual passenger needs can be met. Pets are allowed on board. Small dogs, cats, and other animals must travel in a closed bag intended for animal transportation, while larger dogs must be leashed and muzzled. Be sure to buy a ticket for your pet when you buy your own. Guide dogs for the blind, however, travel free of charge on all trains. There are no explicit luggage limits on Trenitalia's Regionale trains, but storage space is usually limited to racks above the seats.
Buying a ticket for a train from Milan to Varenna can be done at any time, with little to no difference in the fare. Furthermore, trains are typically consistently priced throughout the day. Of course, during peak times like summer travel, it's never a bad idea to plan ahead and buy tickets in advance as this can help passengers save. Otherwise, it is a good idea to check dates either side of the intended travel date to see if a cheaper option is available.
Omio customers book a train from Milano Centrale to Varenna-esino most frequently for this route.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Milano Centrale and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Varenna most often arrive at Varenna-esino and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.
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