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There are 5 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna by bus, train, ferry, car or towncar

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Bus, train  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Milan Malpensa Airport T1 to Milan Centrale Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini Milan Centrale Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini - Milan Malpensa Airport T1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino Re8

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Train  •  2h 49m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale R28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino Re8

3 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Varese S50
  2. Take the bus from Varese - Stazione FNM to Como - Stazione FNM C77
  3. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 10 / ...

Drive  •  1h 24m

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna 96.1 km

Towncar  •  1h 24m

  1. Take a town car from Milan Malpensa Airport to Varenna 96.1 km

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna by bus and train

The journey time between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Varenna is around 2h 35m and covers a distance of around 120 km. This includes an average layover time of around 40 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 14m. Operated by TerraVision IT, Autostradale and Trenord, the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna service departs from Milan Malpensa Airport T1 and arrives in Varenna Esino. Typically 98 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 54m
Layover time:
40 min
Total time:
2h 35m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 14m
Journey distance:
120 km
Services per week:
98
Cheapest price:
€13
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:30
Last service departs at:
23:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna bus and train schedules

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) → Varenna
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  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Varenna is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Varenna is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Varenna 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: 19 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna is to bus and train which costs €12 - €17 and takes 2h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna is to drive which costs €12 - €18 and takes 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 and arriving at Varenna Esino via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 49m.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Varenna is 61 km. The road distance is 96.1 km.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 45m and costs €12 - €17.

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It takes approximately 2h 45m to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna, including transfers.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 station.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Varenna Esino station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna is 96 km. It takes approximately 1h 24m to drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna.
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  • Distance: 61.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 45m

What companies run services between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy and Varenna, Italy?

You can take a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Varenna via Milano Centrale in around 2h 49m.

Train operators
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 Varenna Esino
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
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 Malpensa Aeroporto T2 to Varese
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport T1 to Milan Centrale Via Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Malpensa Airport to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
FNM Autoservizi
Phone
02/961921
Email
info.fnma@ferrovienord.it
Website
fnmautoservizi.it
Bus from Varese - Stazione FNM to Como - Stazione FNM
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Schedules at
fnmautoservizi.it
Ferry operators
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Milan Malpensa Airport to Varenna

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