There are 7 ways to get from Como to Geneva by train, bus, night 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.

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Train  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale Hotelzug / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Geneve Eurocity / ...

$36 - $126

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Train, night bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Como Borghi to Milano Cadorna R17 / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station Ouibus

$21 - $36

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Bus  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva 405 / ...

$26 - $53

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Como to Geneva 216.2 miles

$50 - $75

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Geneva (GVA) LIN - GVA

$47 - $230

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Como Lago to Saronno
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Geneva (GVA) MXP - GVA

$96 - $236

Train to Zurich, fly  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Geneva (GVA) ZRH - GVA

$138 - $287

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No, there is no direct bus from Como to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Como and arriving at Geneva via Milan, Milan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Como to Geneva. However, there are services departing from Como S. Giovanni and arriving at Geneve via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 33 min.

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The distance between Como and Geneva is 231 km. The road distance is 345.9 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Geneva without a car is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Como to Geneva, including transfers.

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

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Como to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Como S. Giovanni station.

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The best way to get from Como to Geneva is to train which takes 5 h 33 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Como to Geneva bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Geneva station.

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  • Distance: 144.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Geneva, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Como to Geneva via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Como to Geneva twice daily. Tickets cost $23 - $40 and the journey takes 5 h. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $190
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Milan Linate to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Geneva
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $300
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Zurich to Geneva
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
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 Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$5 - $16
First
$8 - $19
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 Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$5 - $16
First
$8 - $19
Train from Milano Centrale to Geneve
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$30 - $110
First
$80 - $170
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Como Borghi to Milano Cadorna
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $14
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Como Lago to Saronno
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
trenord.it
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Geneva
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Geneva
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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
Night bus from Milan to Geneva - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus

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Como to Geneva train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Geneve station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Geneva is 346 km. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Como to Geneva.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Milan Linate Airport to Geneva Airport.

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