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There are 5 ways to get from Como to Varenna by ferry, bus, train, taxi or car

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Ferry  •  55 min

  1. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna Sr26 / ...

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Bus, ferry  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Como Lungo Lario Trieste to Bellagio Lido C30
  2. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna 16 / ...

3 alternative options

Train  •  2h 12m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Monza Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Monza to Varenna Esino R13 / ...

Taxi  •  52 min

  1. Take a taxi from Como to Varenna 52.1 km

Drive  •  52 min

  1. Drive from Como to Varenna 52.1 km

Como to Varenna by ferry

The ferry journey time between Como and Varenna is around 1h 54m and covers a distance of around 39 km. The fastest ferry normally takes 55 min. Services are operated by Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia. Typically 67 ferries run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Ferry route information

Average ferry time:
1h 54m
Fastest ferry time:
55 min
Ferry distance:
39 km
Ferries per week:
67
Cheapest price:
€7
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last ferries

First ferry departs at:
09:10
Last ferry departs at:
19:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Como to Varenna ferry schedules

Como → Varenna
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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
  • 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 Varenna is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Varenna 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: 15 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Como to Varenna is to drive which costs €6 - €10 and takes 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Varenna is to taxi which costs €65 - €80 and takes 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Como and arriving at Varenna. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Como to Varenna. However, there are services departing from Como S.Giovanni and arriving at Varenna Esino via Monza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 12m.

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The distance between Como and Varenna is 27 km. The road distance is 52.1 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Varenna without a car is to ferry which takes 55 min and costs €7 - €10.

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The ferry from Como to Varenna takes 55 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Varenna is 52 km. It takes approximately 52 min to drive from Como to Varenna.

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Map of how to get from Como to Varenna.
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  • Distance: 27.3 km
  • Duration: 55 min

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

You can take a train from Como to Varenna via Monza in around 2h 12m.

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 Monza
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €29
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Como S.Giovanni to Monza
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Trenord
Train from Monza to Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €6
Website
Trenord
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 Monza
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Como S.Giovanni to Monza
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€16 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€16 - €22
1st Class
€35 - €50
Bus operators
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Como Lungo Lario Trieste to Bellagio Lido
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Como to Varenna
Ave. Duration
52 min
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Taxi Michel
Phone
+41 91 967 24 24
Grand Taxi Lugano
Phone
+41 79 102 69 30

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