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There are 6 ways to get from Saarbrücken to Lago di Como by train, car ferry, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  10h 27m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Strasbourg Re
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb Ter
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau 21 / ...
  4. Take the train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano Ec / ...
  5. Take the car ferry from Menaggio to Varenna

112€ - 210€

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  12h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Freiburg N11 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Freiburg to Como 476
  3. Take the car ferry from Bellagio to Varenna

36€ - 47€

4 alternative options

Bus, train, Lake Shuttle  •  12h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Freiburg N11 / ...
  2. Take the train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Como S.Giovanni Ec
  3. Take the Lake Shuttle from Tremezzo to Varenna 20 / ...

47€ - 72€

Bus, ferry  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken to Zurich N11
  2. Take the bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Como Centro
  3. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 10 / ...

Drive  •  6h 23m

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Lago di Como 571.8 km

70€ - 110€

Train, fly, car ferry  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  4. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
  5. Take the car ferry from Menaggio to Varenna

147€ - 444€

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The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Lago di Como is to bus and car ferry which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Lago di Como is to drive which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 6h 23m.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Lago di Como is 396 km. The road distance is 571.8 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Lago di Como without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 10h 27m and costs 110€ - 210€.

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

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Zurich Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Lago di Como is 572 km. It takes approximately 6h 23m to drive from Saarbrücken to Lago di Como.

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Lufthansa and Swiss offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Zurich Airport.

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There are 1199+ hotels available in Lago di Como. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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  • Distance: 396.2 km
  • Duration: 10h 27m

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

There is no direct connection from Saarbrücken to Lago di Como. However, you can take the train to Strasbourg, take the train to Basel SBB, take the train to Arth-Goldau, take the train to Lugano, take the walk to Lugano, Stazione Nord, take the line 631 bus to Menaggio, Via Mazzini, take the walk to Menaggio, then take the car ferry to Varenna. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Saarbrücken to Lago di Como via Freiburg, Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf, Como S.Giovanni, Como San Giovanni Stazione FS, Tremezzo Piazza Trieste, and Tremezzo in around 12h 14m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 460€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 40€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
Rail 1st Class
27€ - 40€
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 Basel SBB to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Arth-Goldau
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Arth-Goldau to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 29€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
35€ - 41€
1st Class
31€ - 37€
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
12€ - 17€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Saarbrücken to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Freiburg to Como
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 25€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Saarbrücken to Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
L'Aurora Viaggi
Phone
+39 0963 313116
Email
info@viaggiaurora.it
Website
viaggiaurora.it
Bus from Zurich Central Bus Station Sihlquai to Como Centro
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
L'Aurora Viaggi
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
navigazionelaghi.it
Car ferry from Menaggio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Ferry from Tremezzo to Varenna
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Car ferry from Bellagio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Ferry from Como to Varenna
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia

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