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There are 12 ways to get from Paris 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.

Recommended option

Train, ferry via Strasbourg  •  10 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Est to Strasbourg Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano 21 / ...
  4. Take the ferry from Menaggio to Varenna 911 / ...

$203 - $332

Cheapest option

Train, line 35 ferry  •  14 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Gare-de-Lyon to Gare de Milano-Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  3. Take the line 35 ferry from Bellano to Varenna 35 / ...

$12 - $30

10 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi Tgv
  2. Take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni S11
  3. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 806 / ...

$179 - $211

Bus, ferry  •  16 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan N729 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna Sr 114 / ...

$78 - $122

Drive  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Paris to Lago di Como 578.1 miles

$130 - $210

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  7 h 9 min

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

$62 - $214

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  7 h 32 min

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

$69 - $196

Fly Paris Orly to Milan Linate, train, line 35 ferry  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Milan Linate (LIN) ORY - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  3. Take the line 35 ferry from Bellano to Varenna

$68 - $274

Fly Paris CDG to Milan Linate, train, line 35 ferry  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Milan Linate (LIN) CDG - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  3. Take the line 35 ferry from Bellano to Varenna

$65 - $236

Fly Paris Orly to Mulhouse, train, ferry  •  9 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Mulhouse (MLH) ORY - MLH
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Lugano
  3. Take the ferry from Menaggio to Varenna

$150 - $478

Fly Paris CDG to Zurich, train, ferry  •  10 h 3 min

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

$144 - $414

Train to Beauvais, fly to Milan Bergamo, train, line 35 ferry  •  9 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Gare de Paris-Nord to Gare de Beauvais-Gare-SNCF
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) BVA - BGY
  3. Take the train from Bergamo to Lecco
  4. Take the train from Lecco to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  5. Take the line 35 ferry from Bellano to Varenna

$30 - $172

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Paris to Lago di Como is to train and line 35 ferry which costs 10€ - 26€ and takes 14 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Lago di Como is to fly and train and ferry which costs 50€ - 190€ and takes 7 h 9 min.

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The distance between Paris and Lago di Como is 608 km. The road distance is 924.9 km.

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The best way to get from Paris to Lago di Como without a car is to train and ferry which takes 10 h 27 min and costs 170€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 27 min to get from Paris to Lago di Como, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Paris Orly Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Paris to Lago di Como is 925 km. It takes approximately 9 h 18 min to drive from Paris to Lago di Como.

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Air France, Hop!, Vueling Airlines and Aigle Azur offer flights from Paris Orly Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 2978+ hotels available in Lago di Como. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris Orly Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs 9€.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Lago di Como.
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  • Distance: 380.2 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 27 min

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

There is no direct connection from Paris to Lago di Como. However, you can take the train to Strasbourg, take the train to Basel SBB, take the train to Lugano, take the walk to Lugano, Stazione Piazza Besso, take the line 3 bus to Lugano, Palazzo Studi, take the walk to Lugano Cassarate, take the bus to Croce Piazza Chiesa, take the walk to Menaggio, then take the ferry to Varenna. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Paris to Lago di Como via Milano Porta Garibaldi, Como S. Giovanni, Como Santa Caterina, Como Lungolario Trento, and Como in around 10 h 22 min.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,900
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $600
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $700
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $650
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa via Lyon
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,900
Flights from Paris Orly to Mulhouse
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Aigle Azur
Website
aigle-azur.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $230
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Malpensa via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Paris CDG to Milan Linate via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Beauvais to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $190
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$85 - $100
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$85 - $100
1st Class
$120 - $170
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Porta Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$160 - $180
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$160 - $180
1st Class
$210 - $320
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 Paris Est to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
bahn.de
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 Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Gare de Paris-Gare-de-Lyon to Gare de Milano-Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Paris-Nord to Gare de Beauvais-Gare-SNCF
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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 Basel SBB to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$80 - $150
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 Basel Sbb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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
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
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 Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $22
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
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Paris-Nord to Gare de Beauvais-Gare-SNCF
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
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 Paris, Paris to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Menaggio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Bellano to Varenna
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Bellagio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
navlaghi.it

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