There are 9 ways to get from Lyon to Como 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 via Torino Porta Susa  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
  2. Take the train from Chambery-Challes-E 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 Como S. Giovanni Ec

$86 - $136

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Milan, Milan 726 / ...

$18 - $102

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Train  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Milano Garibaldi Tgv 9247
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni S 83153 / ...

$110 - $142

Bus Ouibus  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Torino - Bus station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Turin Corso Bolzano to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1 Autostradale - Sadem / ...

$36 - $128

Drive  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Como 292.3 miles

$70 - $110

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa, train  •  4 h 56 min

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

$93 - $235

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  5 h 59 min

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

$77 - $308

Fly Lyon to Milan Linate, train  •  7 h 43 min

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

$96 - $328

Fly Lyon to Zurich, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH) LYS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Como S. Giovanni

$145 - $367

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The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Como is to bus which costs 15€ - 90€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Como is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 4 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lyon to Como. However, there are services departing from Lyon, Lyon Perrache and arriving at Como via Milan Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lyon to Como. However, there are services departing from Lyon Part Dieu and arriving at Como S. Giovanni via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 37 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Como is 329 km. The road distance is 467.7 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Como without a car is to train which takes 7 h 37 min and costs 70€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to get from Lyon to Como, including transfers.

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

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Lyon to Como train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Lyon Part Dieu station.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Como is to train which takes 7 h 37 min and costs 70€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 90€ and takes 8 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Como.
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  • Distance: 205.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 37 min

What companies run services between Lyon, France and Como, Italy?

You can take a train from Lyon to Como via Chambery-Challes-E, Torino Porta Susa, Torino Porta Susa, and Milano Centrale in around 7 h 37 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon to Como 5 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Linate via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Train operators
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $35
1st Class
$29 - $45
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Milano Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
6 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $110
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$95 - $110
1st Class
$130 - $190
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
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
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
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $10
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 Milano Centrale to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Saronno to Como Lago
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
trenord.it
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 Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
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 Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon - Perrache Bus station to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Milan
Ave. Duration
6 h 59 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Turin
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Turin Corso Bolzano to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
autostradale.it

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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Como is 468 km. It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to drive from Lyon to Como.

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Hop! offers flights from Lyon Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 2564+ hotels available in Como. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lyon Airport is to Rhonexpress which takes 29 min and costs 9€ - 15€.

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