There are 5 ways to get from Stresa to Madesimo by train, ferry, bus, car, car ferry or towncar

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  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Stresa to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Colico Re_8

$66 - $111

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Stresa to Cadenabbia
  2. Take the car ferry from Cadenabbia to Varenna 30 / ...
  3. Drive from Varenna to Madesimo

$33 - $50

3 alternative options

Ferry, bus, line 561 bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stresa to Locarno 230 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Splügen, Post 171
  3. Take the line 561 bus from Splügen, Post to Madesimo 561

$68 - $106

Line 19 bus, line 3 bus, line 316 bus, line 311 bus, bus, line 561 bus  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Take the line 19 bus from Stresa - p.zza Marconi to Verbania Pallanza Tribunale 19
  2. Take the line 3 bus from Verbania Pallanza Tribunale to Brissago 3
  3. Take the line 316 bus from Brissago, Municipio to Locarno, Via della Pace 316
  4. Take the line 311 bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione 311
  5. Take the bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Splügen, Post 171
  6. Take the line 561 bus from Splügen, Post to Madesimo 561

$59 - $90

Uber  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take an Uber from Stresa to Madesimo 124.7 miles

$626

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Stresa to Madesimo is to drive and car ferry which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 3 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stresa to Madesimo is to Uber which costs 535€ and takes 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stresa to Madesimo. However, there are services departing from Stresa - p.zza Marconi and arriving at Madesimo via Verbania Pallanza Tribunale, Brissago, Municipio, Locarno, Via della Pace, Bellinzona, Stazione and Splügen, Post. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 9 min.

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The distance between Stresa and Madesimo is 88 km.

The best way to get from Stresa to Madesimo without a car is to train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 55€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Stresa to Madesimo, including transfers.

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Stresa to Madesimo bus services, operated by VCO Trasporti, depart from Stresa - p.zza Marconi station.

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The best way to get from Stresa to Madesimo is to train which takes 4 h 56 min and costs 55€ - 95€. Alternatively, you can line 19 bus and line 3 bus and line 316 bus and line 311 bus and bus and line 561 bus, which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 8 h 9 min.

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Stresa to Madesimo bus services, operated by Swiss PostAuto, arrive at Madesimo station.

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There are 185+ hotels available in Madesimo. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stresa to Madesimo.
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  • Distance: 55 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

What companies run services between Stresa, Italy and Madesimo, Italy?

You can take a train from Stresa to Madesimo via Milano Centrale, Colico, and Chiavenna in around 4 h 56 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stresa to Madesimo via Verbania Pallanza Tribunale, Brissago, Brissago, Municipio, Locarno, Via della Pace, Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione, Bellinzona, Stazione, and Splügen, Post in around 8 h 9 min.

Train operators
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 Stresa to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Swiss PostAuto
Email
info@postauto.ch
Website
postauto.ch
Bus from Bellinzona, Stazione to Splügen, Post
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Splügen, Post to Madesimo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Brissago, Municipio to Locarno, Via della Pace
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus from Locarno, Via della Pace to Bellinzona, Piazzale Stazione
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
VCO Trasporti
Phone
800 503001
Website
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Stresa - p.zza Marconi to Verbania Pallanza Tribunale
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
Bus from Verbania Pallanza Tribunale to Brissago
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
vcotrasporti.it
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Other operators
Uber Milan
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Stresa to Madesimo
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$626
Signup at
uber.com
Black
$626
Lux
$907
Van
$907

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