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There are 8 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  •  7h 55m

  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 Station to Milano Centrale Station
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni Ec

$87 - $125

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Bus  •  8h 15m

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

$18 - $100

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Train  •  7h 58m

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Milano Garibaldi Tgv 9245
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni S 83153 (379) / ...

$99 - $127

Bus, train  •  10h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Lyon to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin Corso Bolzano to Milan Malpensa Airport Terminal 1
  3. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Como S.Giovanni S40

$35 - $130

Drive  •  4h 45m

  1. Drive from Lyon to Como 292.3 miles

$70 - $110

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

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

$92 - $235

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP

$124 - $277

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train  •  6h 2m

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

$75 - $289

Questions & Answers

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

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

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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 8h 15m.

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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 Station and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.

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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 7h 55m and costs 75€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 7h 55m 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 7h 55m and costs 75€ - 110€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 15€ - 90€ and takes 8h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Lyon to Como.
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  • Distance: 205.4 miles
  • Duration: 7h 55m

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 Station, Milano Centrale Station, and Milano Centrale in around 7h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Lyon to Como 5 times a day. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6h 40m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$30 - $190
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Lyon to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Chambery-Challes-E
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $40
1st Class
$35 - $60
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Chambery-Challes-E to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
2h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$40 - $50
1st Class
$65 - $80
Train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Milano Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $95
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $95
1st Class
$110 - $170
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
italotreno.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 Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$5 - $16
First
$8 - $19
Train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
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
36m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$5 - $16
First
$8 - $19
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
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $21
Website
Trenord
Train from Saronno to Como Lago
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
Trenord
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
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
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
6h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Milan
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Lyon to Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 Gare Perrache to Milan
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Lyon Gare Perrache to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
Ouibus
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Lyon to Torino
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$23
Website
Marino Autolinee
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The quickest flight from Lyon Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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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 4h 45m to drive from Lyon to Como.

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Air France and Hop! offer flights from Lyon Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 2686+ hotels available in Como. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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