Getting to Lake Como from Milan Linate airport

The airport, which has only one terminal, is about 7 kilometres (4 miles) east of Milan.

Take the Starfly airport shuttle bus to Milan Central Station and a train from there to Como San (or S.) Giovanni station. The journey to Milan Central Station takes thirty minutes and costs €4, and from Central Station to S. Giovanni, forty minutes and €8.50.

From S. Giovanni station you can take the C10 bus to all destinations along the west side of the lake, and round as far as Colico. You can also catch the C30 to Bellagio. For fares, journey times and timetables, see Lake Como buses – timetables and tariffs.

If you’re heading for the east side of the lake, take the Starfly shuttle bus to Milan Central Station (journey time and cost as above).

From there, take a train going to Sondrio or Tirano, stopping at Lecco, Mandello del Lario, Varenna, Bellano or Colico on the east side of the lake. It takes forty minutes to Lecco, an hour to Varenna and an hour and a half to Colico, the furthest point on the east side of the lake from Milan. As an indicator of cost, the price to Varenna is just under €5. There are also trains running between Lecco and Colico and stopping at a number of less well known stations along the east side of the lake.

After you buy a train ticket, you have to insert it into one of the yellow boxes on the platform, which prints the date and time on it. This is something the inspector onboard the train will check for. Failure to do it may result in a heavy fine.

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