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There are 5 ways to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como by train, ferry, bus or car

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, ferry

  1. Take the train from Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags to Bolzano Bozen
  2. Take the train from Bolzano Bozen to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como Camerlata
  4. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna

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Train, ferry via Verona

  1. Take the train from Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags to Fortezza/Franzensfes
  2. Take the train from Fortezza/Franzensfes to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  5. Take the ferry from Bellano to Varenna

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Bruneck to Milano Malpensa Airport
  2. Take the ferry from Menaggio to Varenna

Bus, ferry via Milan

  1. Take the bus from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Milan
  2. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna

Drive

  1. Drive from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como

Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como by bus, train and ferry

The journey time between Lago di Bràies (Station) and Lago di Como is around 10h 44m and covers a distance of around 498 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3h 31m. Operated by Sudtirol Alto Adige, Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como service departs from Lago di Bràies and arrives in Varenna. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

7 Weekly Services
10h 44m Average Duration
€70 Cheapest Price
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Lago di Bràies (Station) → Lago di Como
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If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 1500

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • FFP2 masks are required on all public transport
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lago di Como is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lago di Como is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lago di Como is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 26 Sep 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como is to bus and ferry via Milan which costs €65 - €95 and takes 13h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como is to drive which costs €70 - €110 and takes 4h 29m.

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The distance between Lago di Bràies (Station) and Lago di Como is 230 km. The road distance is 388.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como without a car is to train and ferry which takes 10h 44m and costs €70 - €160.

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It takes approximately 10h 44m to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como is 388 km. It takes approximately 4h 29m to drive from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como.

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Map of how to get from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como.
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  • Distance: 230 km
  • Duration: 10h 44m

What companies run services between Lago di Bràies (Station), Italy and Lago di Como, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como. However, you can take the line 442 bus to Villabassa - Piazza Von Kurz, take the walk to Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags, take the train to Bolzano Bozen, take the train to Milano Centrale, take the train to Como Camerlata, take the walk to Como Camerlata, take the line 6 bus to Como - Piazza Cavour, take the walk to Como, then take the ferry to Varenna. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lago di Bràies (Station) to Lago di Como via Villabassa - Piazza Von Kurz, Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags, Fortezza/Franzensfes, Verona Porta Nuova, Milano Centrale, Bellano Tartavalle Terme, and Bellano in around 10h 52m.

Train operators
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €24
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Villabassa Braies/Niederdorf Prags to Fortezza/Franzensfes
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano Bozen to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€23 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €60
Base Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Como Camerlata
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Fortezza/Franzensfes to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €27
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€24 - €27
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€35 - €95
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€35 - €50
1st Class
€65 - €95
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €7
Website
Trenord
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cortina d'Ampezzo to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€22 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
navigazionelaghi.it
Ferry from Como to Varenna
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Ferry from Bellano to Varenna
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Ferry from Menaggio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Ferry from Bellagio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia

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