There are 3 ways to get from Stresa to Varenna by train, car, car ferry or towncar

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Train  •  2 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino Re_8

$29 - $53

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Stresa to Cadenabbia
  2. Take the car ferry from Cadenabbia to Varenna 30 / ...

$24 - $35

1 alternative option

Uber  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take an Uber from Stresa to Varenna 84.1 miles


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The cheapest way to get from Stresa to Varenna is to drive and car ferry which costs 20€ - 30€ and takes 2 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stresa to Varenna is to Uber which costs 364€ and takes 1 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Stresa to Varenna. However, there are services departing from Stresa and arriving at Varenna Esino via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between Stresa and Varenna is 59 km.

The best way to get from Stresa to Varenna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs 24€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Stresa to Varenna, including transfers.

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Stresa to Varenna train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Stresa station.

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Stresa to Varenna train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Varenna Esino station.

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There are 3041+ hotels available in Varenna. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stresa to Varenna.
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  • Distance: 37.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

What companies run services between Stresa, Italy and Varenna, Italy?

You can take a train from Stresa to Varenna via Milano Centrale in around 2 h 59 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
+39 06 68475475
Train from Stresa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Ferry operators
Other operators
Uber Milan
Towncar from Stresa to Varenna
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
On demand
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