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There are 4 ways to get from Annecy to Lago di Como by train, ferry, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  9h

  1. Take the train from Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme Re8
  4. Take the ferry from Bellano to Varenna 802 / ...

€75 - €152

3 alternative options

Bus, train, ferry  •  10h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève, Jonction T72
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Gallarate Ec
  3. Take the train from Gallarate to Varese S5 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Varese - Stazione FNM to Como - Stazione FNM C77
  5. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 10 / ...

€114 - €213

Drive  •  4h 30m

  1. Drive from Annecy to Lago di Como 396.5 km

€50 - €75

Bus, fly, train, ferry  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  4. Take the ferry from Bellano to Varenna

€93 - €232

Annecy to Lago di Como by train, walk and ferry

The journey time between Annecy and Lago di Como is around 18h 51m and covers a distance of around 469 km. The fastest journey normally takes 18h 51m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), TGV inOui, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Annecy to Lago di Como service departs from Annecy and arrives in Varenna. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
18h 51m
Fastest journey time:
18h 51m
Journey distance:
469 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€75
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
12:44
Last service departs at:
12:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Annecy to Lago di Como train, walk and ferry schedules

France → Italy
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International entry into Italy from France

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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
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This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lago di Como is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lago di Como is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lago di Como is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

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Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Annecy to Lago di Como is to drive, which costs €50 - €75 and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Annecy to Lago di Como is to drive which costs €50 - €75 and takes 4h 30m.

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The distance between Annecy and Lago di Como is 243 km. The road distance is 396.5 km.

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The best way to get from Annecy to Lago di Como without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9h and costs €70 - €160.

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It takes approximately 9h to get from Annecy to Lago di Como, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Annecy to Lago di Como is 396 km. It takes approximately 4h 30m to drive from Annecy to Lago di Como.

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Alitalia offers flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 450+ hotels available in Lago di Como. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Annecy to Lago di Como.
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  • Distance: 242.6 km
  • Duration: 9h

What companies run services between Annecy, France and Lago di Como, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Annecy to Lago di Como. However, you can take the train to Aix-les-Bains-le-Revard, take the walk to Aix Les Bains Le Revard, take the train to Torino Porta Susa, take the train to Milano Centrale, take the train to Bellano Tartavalle Terme, take the walk to Bellano, then take the ferry to Varenna. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Annecy to Lago di Como via Genève, Jonction, Genève, Jonction, Genève, Cornavin, Geneve, Gallarate, Varese, Varese - Stazione FNM, Como - Stazione FNM, and Como in around 10h 36m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €600
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Aix Les Bains Le Revard to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €55
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€30 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Trenitalia

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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €7
Website
Trenord
Train from Gallarate to Varese
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Trenord
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Gallarate
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €170
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
Transalis
Phone
+33 4 50 51 08 51
Email
commercial.crolard@transdev.com
Website
transalis.fr
Bus from Annecy, Galbert to Genève, Jonction
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Transalis
Bus from Annecy, Eglise Des Fins to Genève-Aéroport, gare routière
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Transalis
FNM Autoservizi
Phone
02/961921
Email
info.fnma@ferrovienord.it
Website
fnmautoservizi.it
Bus from Varese - Stazione FNM to Como - Stazione FNM
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
fnmautoservizi.it
Ferry operators

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