There are 5 ways to get from Parma to Varenna by train, bus, ferry, car or towncar

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Train  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Parma to Milano Centrale Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Varenna Esino Re_8

$26 - $50

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Bus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Parma to Bergamo, Bergamo N522 / ...

$16 - $35

3 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Parma to Como
  2. Take the bus from Como San Giovanni Stazione FS to Bellagio Lido C30
  3. Take the ferry from Bellagio to Varenna 806

$20 - $26

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Parma to Varenna 125.1 miles

$30 - $45

Uber  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Parma to Varenna 125.1 miles

$631

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The cheapest way to get from Parma to Varenna is to bus and ferry which costs 16€ - 23€ and takes 5 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Parma to Varenna is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Parma to Varenna. However, there are services departing from Parma and arriving at Varenna Esino via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Parma and Varenna is 157 km. The road distance is 200.2 km.

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The best way to get from Parma to Varenna without a car is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs 21€ - 45€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Parma to Varenna, including transfers.

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Parma to Varenna train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Parma station.

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The best way to get from Parma to Varenna is to train which takes 3 h 17 min and costs 21€ - 45€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 13€ - 30€ and takes 5 h 3 min.

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Parma to Varenna train services, operated by Trenord, arrive at Varenna Esino station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Parma to Varenna is 200 km. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min to drive from Parma to Varenna.

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  • Distance: 98.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Parma, Italy and Varenna, Italy?

You can take a train from Parma to Varenna via Milano Centrale in around 3 h 17 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Parma to Varenna twice daily. Tickets cost $10 - $17 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Parma to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Parma to Bergamo, Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Parma to Como
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Como San Giovanni Stazione FS to Bellagio Lido
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Other operators
Uber Milan
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Parma to Varenna
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$631
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uber.com
Black
$631
Lux
$915
Van
$915

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