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How to get to Lake Como and how to travel around

  • Business Mobility
  • July 12, 2023
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If you’re planning a travel experience in Lombardy and you love nature, you will find it useful to understand how to get to Lake Como.

Lake Como is one of the most beautiful natural landmarks in the country: located a few kilometers away from Lombardy capital city of Milan, it is nestled in the heart of the Lombard Pre-Alps and every season it is one of the most visited destinations.

The breathtaking views, the uniqueness of the surrounding cities such as Como and Bellagio, the characteristic establishments will allow you to combine relaxation and fun, for an unforgettable city break.

To reach Lake Como, you can choose between different means of transport, also depending on your starting point: together, let’s see all the alternatives and how to choose your ideal mode of transportation.

Where is Lake Como located?

Lake Como is located in northern Italy, in Lombardy.

Specifically, it is located in a “strategic” position for those who live in Milan or travel often to the capital city: the lake is about 50 kilometers north of Milan.

Lake Como attracts thousands of visitors from all over Europe in all seasons, especially in summer, when it is also possible to do activities such as trekking and stroll through the surrounding hamlets, such as Como, Bellagio, Varenna and Lecco.

How do you reach Lake Como?

Lake Como can be reached in several ways, depending on your travel needs, level of comfort and starting point. In general, when it comes to scheduled public transport, there are certainly:

  • Train
  • Bus
  • Plane

If instead you are looking for a more flexible mobility solution, there are non-scheduled public transportation options such as chauffeur-driven cars.

How to reach Lake Como by train

There are several options for reaching Como’s side by train, depending on your specific destination along the lakeshore. 

Direct connections depart from Milano Centrale railway station, but there are also regional trains available from Milano Porta Garibaldi. 

Speaking specifically of the stations, the Como San Giovanni railway station can be reached in about 30-60 minutes by taking a train from Milan, the time depends on the type of train you choose. Alternatively, if you want to reach the northern part of Lake Como, you can opt for Como Nord Lago railway station, which is convenient for reaching Bellagio or Varenna. 

Average arrival times from Milan range around 60-90 minutes. In addition, there are several stations along the lake, such as those of Abbadia Lariana, Lecco, Bellano, Dorio and Piona: depending on your starting point and your arrival point, you can establish the most convenient solution for you.

How to reach Lake Como by plane

Like for the trains, if you want to reach Lake Como by plane there are different solutions, depending on your specific itinerary and your starting point. 

In particular, Milan Malpensa Airport is the most convenient for reaching the city of Como or the western part of the lake. Once at the airport, in order to reach Como, you will have to take a train or choose a transport service such as a chauffeur driven car rental service. If, on the other hand, you want to reach the eastern part of Lake Como, the airports of Milan Linate or Bergamo Orio al Serio are more convenient.

How to reach Lake Como by bus

Among public transport lines, buses can help you reach the towns bordering Lake Como too. There are several companies, with buses that depart from cities such as Milan, Bergamo and Monza, but also from Lugano.

How to reach Lake Como with a chauffeur driven car

If you want to avoid the chaotic and unpredictable situations that characterize public transportation, the solution is to book a travel experience that includes a chauffeur-driven car rental service. Chauffeur Service allows you to rent a vehicle of your choice and a driver responsible for taking you to your destination. 

The chauffeur-driven car rental service stands out for its flexibility, comfort and punctuality: your driver will be waiting for you at a starting point (such as a hotel, an airport or a station) and will accompany you directly to your destination.

Why choose to rent a chauffeur driven car to reach Lake Como?

Renting a chauffeur driven car has many benefits:

  • You won’t deal with waits related to public transportation or strikes;
  • Your journey will be comfortable and safe;
  • You can also book well in advance, planning your transfers in detail;
  • Your driver will be waiting for you at any departure point, including the airport. The driver will wait at the terminal, even in case of flight delays;
  • You will be able to enjoy the highest levels of reliability, punctuality and comfort, with a trip planned down to the finest detail;
  • The costs are fixed: there are no taximeters and the price of your chauffeur driven vehicle is clear from the time of booking.

To rent your chauffeur driven car with LimoLane and reach Lake Como with ease and every comfort, start here.