There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Varenna by train, bus, ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 57 min

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

$91 - $159

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Sesto S.Giovanni to Lecco S8 / ...

$18 - $38

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Geneva - Bus station to Milan Ouibus
  2. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna Sr 114 / ...

$39 - $54

Drive  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Varenna 243.8 miles

$55 - $85

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  5 h 18 min

  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

Fly to Milan Bergamo  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) GVA - BGY

$56 - $279

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Varenna is to bus and train which costs SFr 17 - SFr 40 and takes 7 h 19 min.

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

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The distance between Geneva and Varenna is 243 km. The road distance is 390 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Geneva to Varenna, including transfers.

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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 5 h 57 min.

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

You can take a train from Geneva to Varenna via Milano Centrale in around 5 h 57 min. Alternatively, Lufthansa, BMI Regional and 10 other airlines fly from Geneva to Varenna hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $450
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Catania
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Adria Airways
Website
adria.si
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $340
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
Ukraine International Airlines
Website
flyuia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Bergamo via Kiev
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
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
5 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
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Sesto S.Giovanni to Lecco
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
trenord.it
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 Sesto S.Giovanni to Lecco
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
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
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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