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There are 7 ways to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Como by train, bus, car or plane

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Train via Chur, Postautostation  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Chur 78-Y
  2. Take the train from Chur, Postautostation to Como S. Giovanni (Busbahnhof)

$78 - $152

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Bus Gruppo Di Maio  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Grandate - Stazione

$18 - $26

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Train  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB 5 / ...
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Como S. Giovanni Eurocity / ...

$88 - $157

Bus Autolinee Ventre  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from St. Gallen to Chiasso

$29 - $35

Drive  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Sankt Gallen to Como 179.5 miles

$40 - $65

Train, fly to Lugano  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  3. Take the train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni

$119 - $310

Train, fly to Milan Malpensa  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) ZRH - MXP
  3. Take the train from Saronno to Como Lago

$110 - $332

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The cheapest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Como is to bus which costs SFr 18 - SFr 26 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Como is to drive which costs SFr 40 - SFr 65 and takes 3 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Grandate - Stazione. Services depart once a week, and operate Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Canton of St. Gallen to Como. However, there are services departing from St. Gallen and arriving at Como S. Giovanni (Busbahnhof) via Chur, Postautostation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 13 min.

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The distance between Canton of St. Gallen and Como is 151 km. The road distance is 287.2 km.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Como without a car is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 160.

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It takes approximately 5 h 13 min to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Como, including transfers.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Como bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, depart from St. Gallen station.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Como train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), depart from St. Gallen station.

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The best way to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Como is to train which takes 5 h 13 min and costs SFr 75 - SFr 160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 18 - SFr 26 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Canton of St. Gallen to Como.
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  • Distance: 94.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 13 min

What companies run services between Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Como, Italy?

You can take a train from Sankt Gallen to Como via Chur and Chur, Postautostation in around 5 h 13 min. Alternatively, Gruppo Di Maio operates a bus from Sankt Gallen to Como once a week. Tickets cost $18 - $26 and the journey takes 5 h 23 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Train operators
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 St. Gallen to Chur
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Chur, Postautostation to Como S. Giovanni (Busbahnhof)
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from St. Gallen to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Rapperswil to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Como S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $29
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 Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Como S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Gruppo Di Maio
Phone
+39 0827 34 117
Email
info@gruppodimaio.it
Website
gruppodimaio.it
Bus from St. Gallen to Grandate - Stazione
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
gruppodimaio.it
Autolinee Ventre
Phone
0975 343195
Email
info@ventrebus.com
Website
ventrebus.com
Bus from St. Gallen to Chiasso
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
ventrebus.com

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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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Canton of St. Gallen to Como bus services, operated by Gruppo Di Maio, arrive at Grandate - Stazione station.

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Canton of St. Gallen to Como train services, operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), arrive at Como S. Giovanni (Busbahnhof) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Canton of St. Gallen to Como is 287 km. It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to drive from Canton of St. Gallen to Como.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Lugano Airport.

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There are 2435+ hotels available in Como. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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