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There are 9 ways to get from Munich to Lago di Como by train, ferry, 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  •  8 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Lugano Eurocity / ...

$151 - $266

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Bus, ferry  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Munich, Munich central bus station to Lugano 076
  2. Take the ferry from Menaggio to Varenna Sr 114 / ...

$32 - $52

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Train Deutsche Bahn, ferry  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Como S. Giovanni (Busbahnhof)
  2. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 806 / ...

$112 - $178

Train Trenitalia, ferry  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Milano Centrale En
  2. Take the train from Milano Bovisa Fnm to Como Lago R17
  3. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 806 / ...

$76 - $150

Drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Munich to Lago di Como 281.4 miles

$65 - $100

Train to Zurich, fly to Lugano  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG

$172 - $385

Fly Munich to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  7 h 21 min

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

$67 - $169

Fly Munich to Zurich, train, ferry  •  8 h 57 min

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

$172 - $457

Fly Munich to Milan Bergamo, train, line 35 ferry  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) MUC - BGY
  2. Take the train from Bergamo to Lecco
  3. Take the train from Lecco to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  4. Take the line 35 ferry from Bellano to Varenna

$106 - $435

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Munich to Lago di Como is to bus and ferry which costs 27€ - 50€ and takes 10 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Munich to Lago di Como is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 5 h 26 min.

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The distance between Munich and Lago di Como is 295 km. The road distance is 450.3 km.

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The best way to get from Munich to Lago di Como without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9 h 13 min and costs 95€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 42 min to get from Munich to Lago di Como, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Munich to Lago di Como is 450 km. It takes approximately 5 h 26 min to drive from Munich to Lago di Como.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 3318+ hotels available in Lago di Como. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Munich to Lago di Como.
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  • Distance: 184.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 42 min

What companies run services between Munich, Germany and Lago di Como, Italy?

You can take a train from Munich to Lago di Como via Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai), Zürich HB, Lugano, and Maroggia-Melano in around 8 h 42 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Munich to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $330
Flights from Munich to Zurich
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $150
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Munich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $210
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Zürich HB (Carpark Sihlquai)
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from München ZOB (Hackerbrücke) to Como S. Giovanni (Busbahnhof)
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Website
bahn.de
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 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 Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
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 Muenchen Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
13 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$100 - $120
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Bovisa Fnm to Como Lago
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Saronno to Como Lago
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $8
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 Bellano Tartavalle Terme
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $8
Schedules at
trenord.it
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 Munich, Munich central bus station to Lugano
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
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 Menaggio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Bellano to Varenna
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
navlaghi.it

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