There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Como by train, bus, night train, 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 4 min

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

$91 - $154

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Bus  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Milan, Milan 472 / ...

$14 - $34

4 alternative options

Night train, train  •  6 h 48 min

  1. Take the night train from Geneve to Rho Fiera Milano Ec
  2. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Como S. Giovanni S 83153

$62 - $89

Drive  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Como 217.8 miles

$50 - $80

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  3 h 46 min

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

$46 - $250

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$96 - $236

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Geneva to Como. However, there are services departing from Geneva and arriving at Como via Milan Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Como. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Como S. Giovanni via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 4 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Como is 231 km. The road distance is 348.5 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Como without a car is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 4 min to get from Geneva to Como, including transfers.

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

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Geneva to Como train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from Geneve station.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Como is to train which takes 5 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 55 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Como.
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  • Distance: 144.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 4 min

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Como via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 4 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Geneva to Como 3 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $30 and the journey takes 5 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$5 - $16
First
$8 - $20
Night train from Geneve to Rho Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$5 - $16
First
$8 - $20
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $11
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 Geneva to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Geneva to Milan Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch

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Geneva to Como train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Como S. Giovanni station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Como is 348 km. It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to drive from Geneva to Como.

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

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There are 2510+ hotels available in Como. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7 min and costs .

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