How to travel from Milan to Como

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from Milan to Como

You can get from Milan to Como by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Milan to Como on Oct 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Milan to Como

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $10
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $5 (€5) • 39 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $5 (€5) • 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Regionale

Travel 24 miles (39 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Como from Milan. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 39 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $5 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Milan to Como.

How to Travel from Milan to Lake Como

Located about 85 kilometers to the north of Milan, Lake Como is a beautiful spot for a short break or day trip, and it is easy to reach by train. Anyone traveling in Italy can catch trains from a variety of Milan's train stations, with services departing from Centrale, or Porta Garibaldi. Travelers should pick the most convenient departure point to save time. In total, expect the journey to take between 30 minutes and 1 hour. It might also make sense to book an onward bus ticket from Como or Lecco when you book your train travel, if you are heading to resorts on the northern shores of the lake.

Trains from Milan to Lake Como | Buses from Milan to Lake Como| Return from Lake Como to Milan

Milan to Lake Como Travel Comparison

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€5

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€7

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What is the best way to travel from Milan to Lake Como?

Cheapest way to travel from Milan to Lake Como


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Taking the bus is the cheapest way to travel from Milan to Lake Como. There is one bus service that travels from Milan to Lake Como per day. Buses on this route depart from Milan's Centrale bus station and take 1:30 h to arrive at Lake Como's S. Giovanni bus station. The daily bus from Milan to Lake Como leaves Milan a little after midnight at 0:24 a.m. and arrives in Lake Como at 02:14 a.m. This bus service is offered by Trenitalia. Travelers can also look into car sharing options from Milan to Lake Como offered by Bla Bla Car.


Fastest way to travel from Milan to Lake Como


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The fastest way to travel from Milan to Lake Como is by far taking the train. The quick trip can take as little 36 minutes with direct services, and up to 56 minutes with indirect services requiring a change in Chiasso. Approximately sixty trains from Milan to Lake Como are offered daily, with the first train departing at 5:39 a.m. and the last train departing at 23:09 p.m. Trains leave from either Milan's Centrale or Porta Garibaldi stations and arrive at Lake Como's S. Giovanni station.


Most popular way to travel from Milan to Lake Como


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Taking the train is the most popular way to travel from Milan to Lake Como. Taking a train is three times faster than traveling from Milan to Lake Como by bus while only costing €2 more on average. Additionally, trains from Milan to Lake Como are offered seven days a week throughout the day, while bus and car sharing options, provided by Bla Bla Car, are much less frequent. All trains traveling from Milan to Lake Como are run by Trenitalia.


How to get from Milan to Como

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Milan to Como, 100,00% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Milan to Como and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Como

Travel Tips: Travel to Como easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Milan to Como.
FAQs

You can travel to Como from Milan 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Como from Milan is by taking a train, which costs on average $5 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Como:

A train is generally $5 (€5) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $10 (€10) from Milan to Como.

The fastest way to get to Como from Milan is by train with an average travel time of 39 min.

Other travel options to Como can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Como by bus can take on average 50 min.

The Milan to Como distance is around 24 miles (39 km).

The average frequency per day from Milan to Como is:

  • 39 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Como from Milan as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Milan to Como:

  • Most travelers who buy a bus ticket from Milan to Como depart from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Como, Centro (Area di Servizio AGIP).
  • Most travelers take a train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Milan to Como:

  • You can go to Como from Milan by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $10 (€10) with Flixbus from Milan to Como on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Milan to Como with Regionale. Cheap tickets can be found for $5 (€5) with Regionale from Milan to Como.

Yes, there are direct routes from Milan to Como with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 39 direct trains per day to take to Como with Regionale.

Direct services to Como tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

Your trip from Milan to Como doesn't have to end in Como. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Bergamo, Venice or Zurich. If you’d like to add Bergamo, Venice or Zurich to your Milan to Como tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Como today!

When planning your trip from Milan to Como, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $10 (€10) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $5 (€5) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Milan to Como online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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