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There are 9 ways to get from Rome to Como by train, 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

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni

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Bus via Bergamo

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Bergamo Central Bus Station Bartolomeo Bono
  2. Take the bus from Stazione Autolinee Bergamo to Como Lungo Lario Trieste

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Train via Roma Termini

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Como

Drive

  1. Drive from Rome to Como

Fly to Milan Linate, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Linate (LIN)
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  2. Take the train from Saronno to Como Borghi

Fly to Bologna, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Bologna (BLQ)
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni

Fly to Genoa, train

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Genoa (GOA)
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni

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The most affordable way to get from Rome to Como is to bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Como is to fly and train which costs €35 - €260 and takes 4h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina Bus station station and arriving at Como. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome to Como. However, there are services departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Como S. Giovanni via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 34m.

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The distance between Rome and Como is 514 km. The road distance is 624.4 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Como without a car is to train which takes 4h 34m and costs €45 - €150.

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It takes approximately 4h 34m to get from Rome to Como, including transfers.

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Rome to Como bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Rome Tiburtina Bus station.

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Rome to Como train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Como is to train which takes 4h 34m and costs €45 - €150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 25m.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Como.
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  • Distance: 513.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 34m

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Como, Italy?

You can take a train from Rome to Como via Milano Centrale in around 4h 34m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Como 4 times a day. Tickets cost €30 - €40 and the journey takes 9h 25m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Rome to Milan Linate via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €220
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Middle East Airlines
Website
mea.com.lb
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €220
Flights from Rome to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €140
Flights from Rome to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Gulf Air Bahrain
Website
gulfair.com
Flights from Rome to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €200
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€17 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Genova - Stazione Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €23
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
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 Milano Centrale to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€22 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Milano Centrale to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€18 - €25
1st Class
€40 - €55
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €19
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 Saronno to Como Borghi
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Trenord
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €20
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €20
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Como
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Largo Mazzoni to Bergamo Central Bus Station Bartolomeo Bono
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €25
Website
Itabus
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Stazione Autolinee Bergamo to Como Lungo Lario Trieste
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Rome to Como bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Como station.

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Rome to Como train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Como S. Giovanni station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Como is 624 km. It takes approximately 5h 55m to drive from Rome to Como.

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Alitalia offers flights from Rome Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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Book your Rome to Como train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 425+ hotels available in Como. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs €7 - €35.

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