There are 12 ways to get from London to Varenna by plane, train, bus, ferry, night train, car, car train or car ferry

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

Fly London City to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN) LCY - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$66 - $343

Cheapest option

Fly London Stansted to Milan Bergamo, train  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) STN - BGY
  2. Take the train from Bergamo to Lecco
  3. Take the train from Lecco to Varenna Esino

$51 - $236

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Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Linate (LIN) LHR - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$79 - $295

Fly London Gatwick to Milan Linate, train  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Milan Linate (LIN) LGW - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$63 - $243

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 24 min

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

$88 - $284

Fly London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa, train  •  7 h 38 min

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

$57 - $232

Train  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$248 - $453

Bus, ferry  •  25 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris City Center - Bercy
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Milan
  3. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna 806

$75 - $107

Bus, train, ferry  •  26 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  2. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Basel, Basel central station N99 / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Como S. Giovanni Ece
  4. Take the ferry from Tremezzo to Varenna 30 / ...

$150 - $272

Train, nighttrain  •  16 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Paris Nord Eurostar
  2. Take the nighttrain from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino

$197 - $413

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12 h 42 min

  1. Drive from London to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Varenna

$345 - $432

Drive, car ferry  •  13 h 2 min

  1. Drive from London to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Varenna

$201 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London to Varenna is to bus and ferry which costs £55 - £85 and takes 25 h 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from London to Varenna is to fly and train which costs £60 - £230 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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The distance between London and Varenna is 575 miles.

It takes approximately 6 h 47 min to get from London to Varenna, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Varenna. However, there are services departing from London St. Pancras International and arriving at Varenna Esino via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 34 min.

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What companies run services between London, England and Varenna, Italy?

You can take a train from London to Varenna via Paris Nord Eurostar, Paris Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Paris Gare de Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Milano Centrale in around 12 h 34 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $240
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Bremen
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$24 - $240
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $240
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$24 - $240
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Linate via Olbia
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Train operators
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 - $22
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Bergamo to Lecco
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Lecco to Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $7
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
Eurostar
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$140 - $160
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$140 - $160
1st Class
$180 - $270
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Torino Porta Susa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Basel SBB to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Website
thello.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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 London to Paris City Center - Bercy
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Paris City Center - Bercy to Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
Ouibus
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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