There are 4 ways to get from Stresa to Varenna 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.

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Train  •  2 h 59 min

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

$29 - $52

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  2 h 8 min

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

$24 - $35

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Take the ferry from Stresa to Verbania,Intra 404 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Verbania,Intra to Laveno
  3. Take the bus from Varese - Stazione FNM to Como - Stazione FNM C77
  4. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 806 / ...

$30 - $46

Uber  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Take an Uber from Stresa to Varenna 84.1 miles

$417

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Stresa to Varenna. However, there are services departing from Stresa and arriving at Varenna Esino via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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The distance between Stresa and Varenna is 59 km.

The best way to get from Stresa to Varenna without a car is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Stresa to Varenna, including transfers.

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Stresa to Varenna train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Stresa station.

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

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There are 2949+ hotels available in Varenna. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Stresa to Varenna.
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  • Distance: 37.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

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

You can take a train from Stresa to Varenna via Milano Centrale in around 2 h 59 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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FNM Autoservizi
Phone
02/961921
Email
info.fnma@ferrovienord.it
Website
fnmautoservizi.it
Bus from Varese - Stazione FNM to Como - Stazione FNM
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
fnmautoservizi.it
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Stresa to Verbania,Intra
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Verbania,Intra to Laveno
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Como to Varenna
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
navlaghi.it
Car ferry from Cadenabbia to Varenna
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
navlaghi.it
Other operators
Uber Milan
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Stresa to Varenna
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$417
Signup at
uber.com
Black
$417
Lux
$603
Van
$603

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