There are 3 ways to get from Como to Grindelwald by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Como to Interlaken, Interlaken West 477 / ...

SFr 19 - SFr 23

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Train  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Spiez Ec

SFr 86 - SFr 200

Drive  •  3h 18m

  1. Drive from Como to Grindelwald 278 km

SFr 40 - SFr 60

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The cheapest way to get from Como to Grindelwald is to bus which costs 17€ - 22€ and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Grindelwald is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Como to Grindelwald. However, there are services departing from Como S.Giovanni and arriving at Grindelwald via Milano Centrale, Spiez and Interlaken Ost. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 40m.

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The distance between Como and Grindelwald is 121 km. The road distance is 278 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Grindelwald without a car is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs 17€ - 22€.

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It takes approximately 5h 35m to get from Como to Grindelwald, including transfers.

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Como to Grindelwald 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 Grindelwald is to bus which takes 5h 35m and costs 17€ - 22€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 190€ and takes 5h 40m.

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Como to Grindelwald train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Spiez station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Grindelwald is 278 km. It takes approximately 3h 18m to drive from Como to Grindelwald.

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  • Distance: 121.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 35m

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

FlixBus operates a bus from Como to Grindelwald 5 times a day. Tickets cost SFr 17 - SFr 21 and the journey takes 4h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Como to Grindelwald via Milano Centrale, Spiez, and Interlaken Ost in around 5h 40m.

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.

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Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 21 - SFr 40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
SFr 12 - SFr 18
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 Milano Centrale to Spiez
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 55 - SFr 140
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
SFr 55 - SFr 75
1st Class
SFr 100 - SFr 140
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 Interlaken, Interlaken West
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
SFr 17 - SFr 21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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There are 1092+ hotels available in Grindelwald. Prices start at SFr 100 per night.

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