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There are 5 ways to get from Como to Alba by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Como to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Turin
  3. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA

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Train via Turin

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba

Train, line 045 bus

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Alessandria
  3. Take the line 045 bus from Asti - Piazzale Antistante F.S. - Piazza Marconi to Alba - Stazione Ferroviaria

Drive

  1. Drive from Como to Alba

Como to Alba by train

The train journey time between Como and Alba is around 5h 11m and covers a distance of around 255 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 15m. The fastest train normally takes 3h 43m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), Deutsche Bahn Eurocity, DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano and others, the Como to Alba train service departs from Como S.Giovanni and arrives in Alba. Typically 79 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 55m
Layover time:
2h 15m
Total time:
5h 11m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
3h 43m
Train distance:
255 km
Trains per week:
79
Cheapest price:
€30
Carbon emissions:
13 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:36
Last train departs at:
22:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Como to Alba train schedules

Como → Alba
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  • 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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Alba is 1.5 metres.

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

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Como to Alba is to bus which costs €8 - €29 and takes 6h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Alba is to drive which costs €25 - €40 and takes 2h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Como to Alba. However, there are services departing from Como and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Milan, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Como to Alba. However, there are services departing from Como S.Giovanni and arriving at Alba via Milano Centrale and Torino Porta Susa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 3m.

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The distance between Como and Alba is 148 km. The road distance is 195.9 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Alba without a car is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs €25 - €85.

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It takes approximately 4h 3m to get from Como to Alba, including transfers.

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Como to Alba bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Como station.

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Como to Alba train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Como S.Giovanni station.

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The best way to get from Como to Alba is to train which takes 4h 3m and costs €25 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €8 - €29 and takes 6h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Como to Alba.
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  • Distance: 148.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 3m

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a train from Como to Alba via Milano Centrale and Torino Porta Susa in around 4h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Como to Alba via Milan, Turin, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 6h 7m.

Train operators
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 Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€18 - €20
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Alessandria
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenord
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 Como to Milan
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Como to Milan
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
flixbus.com
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Como, FS Stazione San Giovanni to Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
RegioJet
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 Milan to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Milano to Torino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €18
Website
Marozzi VT
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Torino
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it

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Como to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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Como to Alba train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Alba station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Alba is 196 km. It takes approximately 2h 3m to drive from Como to Alba.

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