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There are 5 ways to get from Geneva to Varenna by train, 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  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino Re_8

$91 - $158

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Bus  •  9h

  1. Take the bus from Geneva to Milan, Milan 405 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Lecco Station 51 / ...

$24 - $48

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Drive  •  4h 29m

  1. Drive from Geneva to Varenna 243.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$48 - $253

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$96 - $254

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The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Varenna is to bus which costs SFr 23 - SFr 50 and takes 9h.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Varenna is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from Geneva to Varenna. However, there are services departing from Geneve and arriving at Varenna Esino via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 56m.

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The distance between Geneva and Varenna is 243 km. The road distance is 390.1 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Varenna without a car is to train which takes 5h 56m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 5h 56m to get from Geneva to Varenna, including transfers.

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Geneva to Varenna 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 Varenna is to train which takes 5h 56m and costs SFr 90 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 23 - SFr 50 and takes 9h.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Varenna.
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  • Distance: 151.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 56m

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Varenna via Milano Centrale in around 5h 56m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Geneva to Varenna via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano, Lecco Station, and Lecco in around 9h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
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
3h 55m
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
3h 58m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
Trenord
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
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $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
5h 20m
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
7h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Book at
eurolines.ch
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to Lecco Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
Autostradale

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Varenna is 390 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Geneva to Varenna.

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

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There are 3202+ hotels available in Varenna. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 1 train which takes 7m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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