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There are 5 ways to get from Cannes to Lago di Como by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, Lake Shuttle  •  9h 32m

  1. Take the train from Cannes to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni Ec
  3. Take the Lake Shuttle from Tremezzo to Varenna 902 / ...

45€ - 72€

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  10h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Cannes, Cannes to Milan, Milan N508 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Bellagio to Varenna

18€ - 36€

3 alternative options

Bus, train, Lake Shuttle  •  11h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Cannes Gare SNCF to Tortona 523
  2. Take the train from Tortona to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni Ec
  4. Take the Lake Shuttle from Tremezzo to Varenna 902 / ...

50€ - 84€

Drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Drive from Cannes to Lago di Como 425.1 km

55€ - 80€

Fly, train, Lake shuttle  •  9h 43m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Zurich (ZRH) NCE - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
  3. Take the Lake shuttle from Menaggio to Varenna

122€ - 368€

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Yes, entry into Italy is currently allowed from France.

The 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 metre.

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

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cannes to Lago di Como is to bus and car ferry which costs 18€ - 40€ and takes 10h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Cannes to Lago di Como is to drive which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 4h 41m.

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The distance between Cannes and Lago di Como is 326 km. The road distance is 425.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Lago di Como without a car is to train and Lake Shuttle which takes 9h 32m and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 9h 32m to get from Cannes to Lago di Como, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cannes to Lago di Como is 425 km. It takes approximately 4h 41m to drive from Cannes to Lago di Como.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Nice Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 1199+ hotels available in Lago di Como. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Cannes to Nice Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs 4€ - 6€.

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Map of how to get from Cannes to Lago di Como.
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  • Distance: 325.7 km
  • Duration: 9h 32m

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

There is no direct connection from Cannes to Lago di Como. However, you can take the train to Milano Centrale, take the train to Como S. Giovanni, take the walk to Como San Giovanni Stazione FS, take the bus to Tremezzo Piazza Trieste, take the walk to Tremezzo, then take the Lake Shuttle to Varenna. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cannes to Lago di Como via Milan, Milan, Como San Giovanni Stazione FS, Bellagio Lido, and Bellagio in around 10h 3m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 490€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 450€
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Cannes to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
22€ - 30€
Website
Thello
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 Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 35€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
40€ - 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 Tortona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
11€ - 12€
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 Tortona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cannes, Cannes to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Cannes to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Cannes Gare SNCF to Tortona
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
Eurolines FR
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
navigazionelaghi.it
Ferry from Tremezzo to Varenna
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Car ferry from Bellagio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Ferry from Menaggio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia

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