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There are 10 ways to get from Lyon to Lago di Como by train, ferry, bus, night train, 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, line 35 ferry  •  10 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  4. Take the line 35 ferry from Bellano to Varenna 35 / ...

$124 - $211

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Lyon, Lyon Perrache to Milan, Milan 726 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna Sr 114 / ...

$25 - $111

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Train, ferry  •  10 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station to Milano Garibaldi
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni S11
  3. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 806 / ...

$121 - $160

Train, night train, ferry  •  11 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève Tgv / ...
  2. Take the night train from Geneve to Rho Fiera Milano Ec
  3. Take the train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Como S. Giovanni
  4. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 806 / ...

$99 - $150

Drive  •  5 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Lyon to Lago di Como 319.3 miles

$75 - $120

Fly Lyon to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  6 h 58 min

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

$103 - $251

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Lugano  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  2. Take the train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$191 - $431

Train to Geneva, fly to Milan Linate, train, line 35 ferry  •  8 h 32 min

  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 Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  4. Take the line 35 ferry from Bellano to Varenna

$81 - $303

Train to Geneva, fly to Zurich, train, ferry  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Zurich (ZRH) GVA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano
  4. Take the ferry from Menaggio to Varenna

$160 - $331

Fly Lyon to Zurich, train, ferry  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Zurich (ZRH) LYS - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano
  3. Take the ferry from Menaggio to Varenna

$143 - $359

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lyon to Lago di Como is to bus and ferry which costs 21€ - 100€ and takes 11 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lyon to Lago di Como is to drive which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 5 h 29 min.

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The distance between Lyon and Lago di Como is 343 km. The road distance is 510.9 km.

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The best way to get from Lyon to Lago di Como without a car is to train and line 35 ferry which takes 10 h 9 min and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 9 min to get from Lyon to Lago di Como, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Lyon to Lago di Como is 511 km. It takes approximately 5 h 29 min to drive from Lyon to Lago di Como.

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

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There are 3309+ hotels available in Lago di Como. Prices start at $66 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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Map of how to get from Lyon to Lago di Como.
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  • Distance: 214.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 9 min

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

There is no direct connection from Lyon to Lago di Como. However, you can take the train to Geneve, take the train to Milano Centrale, take the train to Bellano Tartavalle Terme, take the walk to Bellano, then take the line 35 ferry to Varenna. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lyon to Lago di Como via Lyon Airport, Lyon Saint-Exupéry TGV Station, Milano Garibaldi, Milano Porta Garibaldi, Como S. Giovanni, Como Santa Caterina, Como Lungolario Trento, and Como in around 10 h 54 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
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
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
Twin Jet
Website
twinjet.fr
Flights from Lyon to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Royal Jordanian
Website
rj.com
Flights from Geneva to Zurich
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $390
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 Gare de Lyon-Part-Dieu to Gare de Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
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 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
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
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 58 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.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
Train from Genève to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $110
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Night train from Geneve to Rho Fiera Milano
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $22
Schedules at
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
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 Porta Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Rho-Fiera Milano to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $11
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
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
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Bellano to Varenna
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Como to Varenna
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Bellagio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Menaggio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
navlaghi.it

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