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There are 3 ways to get from Varenna to Brig by train, ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Train  •  3h 56m

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale Re_8
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Brig Ec / ...

SFr 29 - SFr 66

2 alternative options

Ferry, bus, train  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the ferry from Varenna to Menaggio 806 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Croce Ospedale to Lugano, Stazione Nord C12
  3. Take the train from Locarno FART to Domodossola 2-Y / ...

SFr 50 - SFr 99

Car ferry, drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the car ferry from Varenna to Menaggio Sr21 / ...
  2. Drive from Menaggio to Brig

SFr 36 - SFr 54

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Varenna to Brig is to car ferry and drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Varenna to Brig is to car ferry and drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Varenna to Brig. However, there are services departing from Varenna Esino and arriving at Brig via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 56m.

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The distance between Varenna and Brig is 105 km.

The best way to get from Varenna to Brig without a car is to train which takes 3h 56m and costs 25€ - 60€.

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It takes approximately 3h 56m to get from Varenna to Brig, including transfers.

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Varenna to Brig train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Varenna Esino station.

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Varenna to Brig train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, arrive at Brig station.

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There are 1219+ hotels available in Brig. Prices start at SFr 77 per night.

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Map of how to get from Varenna to Brig.
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  • Distance: 65.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 56m

What companies run services between Varenna, Italy and Brig, Switzerland?

You can take a train from Varenna to Brig via Milano Centrale in around 3h 56m.

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 Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 30 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Milano Centrale to Brig
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
SFr 22 - SFr 45
Website
trenitalia.com
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
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Locarno FART to Domodossola
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
SFr 13 - SFr 24
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
ASF Autolinee srl
Phone
031 247 249
Website
asfautolinee.it
Bus from Croce Ospedale to Lugano, Stazione Nord
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
SFr 2 - SFr 3
Schedules at
asfautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
navlaghi.it
Ferry from Varenna to Menaggio
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
SFr 5 - SFr 8
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia

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