There are 4 ways to get from Varenna to Portofino by train, bus or car

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  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale Re_8
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Ic / ...

$33 - $60

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Varenna-Esino to Arenzano
  2. Take the train from Arenzano to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$25 - $32

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Varenna Esino to Monza Re_8
  2. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure 27

$34 - $62

Drive  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Varenna to Portofino 160.3 miles

$35 - $60

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

You can take a train from Varenna to Portofino via Milano Centrale, S.Margherita Ligure Portofino, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 5 h 1 min.

Train operators
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Varenna Esino to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $23
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Varenna Esino to Monza
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $19
Schedules at
trenord.it
Trenitalia Intercity
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Arenzano to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $10
Bus operators
Bus Perego
Phone
+39 0342 70 12 00
Email
orari@busperego.com
Website
busperego.com
Bus from Varenna-Esino to Arenzano
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
busperego.com
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Santa Margherita Ligure
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
autostradale.it

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Varenna and Portofino is 190 km. The road distance is 256 km.

The cheapest way to get from Varenna to Portofino is to bus and train which costs 20€ - 26€ and takes 7 h 57 min.

The quickest way to get from Varenna to Portofino is to drive which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 30€ - 45€.

It takes approximately 5 h 1 min to get from Varenna to Portofino, including transfers.