The airport is close to Bergamo and nearer to Como than Milan.
You can get to Como by taking the ATB shuttle bus from the airport to Bergamo railway station, then catching the train to Como S. Giovanni. It’s not a direct train – you have to change at Monza or Seregno.
The shuttle bus runs every half hour in winter and spring and every twenty minutes in the summer. It takes fifteen minutes and costs €1.65 one way. The train from Bergamo to Como runs roughly every hour; takes one hour, forty minutes (including waiting for connection) and costs €4.95.
Alternatively, you can take the C46 bus from the bus station (across the road from Bergamo railway station) to Como bus station. It runs eight times a day on workdays (Monday to Saturday) and four times a day on ‘holydays’ (Sundays and public holidays). It takes two hours and costs €4.50.
From Como bus station and from outside S. Giovanni, 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 ATB shuttle bus from the airport to Bergamo railway station; then catch a train to Lecco and change there for a Sondrio or Tirano train to Mandello del Lario, Varenna, Bellano or Colico – or to a ‘stopping train’ for one of the many less well known destinations along the east side of the lake betwen Lecco and Colico.
As a guide the Bergamo – Colico journey time is between 1 hour 40 minutes and 2 hours depending on the connection at Lecco. It costs €4.95 single journey.
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 on board the train will check for. Failure to do it may result in a heavy fine.
New service from June 2010 between Bergamo Orio al Serio and Lake Como – Lake Como express runs from the airport to following destinations Como, Lenno, Tremezzo, Cadenabbia and Menaggio. Please see Lake Como express website for more information.
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