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There are 12 ways to get from Watford to Lago di Como by plane, train, ferry, bus, car, car train or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  8h 30m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LHR - MXP
  2. Take the train from Saronno to Como Lago
  3. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna

60€ - 295€

Cheapest option

Train to London Stansted, fly to Milan Bergamo, train, line 802 Lake Shuttle  •  10h 14m

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to London Euston
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Milan Bergamo (BGY) STN - BGY
  3. Take the train from Bergamo to Lecco
  4. Take the train from Lecco to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  5. Take the line 802 Lake Shuttle from Bellano to Varenna

43€ - 265€

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Fly London Heathrow to Milan Linate, train, line 802 Lake Shuttle  •  9h

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Milan Linate (LIN) LHR - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  3. Take the line 802 Lake Shuttle from Bellano to Varenna

54€ - 215€

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  8h 59m

  1. Take the train from Watford Junction to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LGW - MXP
  3. Take the train from Saronno to Como Lago
  4. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna

55€ - 156€

Fly London City to Milan Linate, train, line 802 Lake Shuttle  •  9h 7m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Milan Linate (LIN) LCY - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
  3. Take the line 802 Lake Shuttle from Bellano to Varenna

96€ - 353€

Bus to London Luton, fly to Milan Malpensa, train, ferry  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Watford Junction station to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) LTN - MXP
  3. Take the train from Saronno to Como Lago
  4. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna

73€ - 244€

Fly London Heathrow to Zurich, train, Lake Shuttle  •  10h 13m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Zurich (ZRH) LHR - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
  3. Take the Lake Shuttle from Menaggio to Varenna

104€ - 361€

Fly London City to Zurich, train, Lake Shuttle  •  10h 15m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) LCY - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
  3. Take the Lake Shuttle from Menaggio to Varenna

126€ - 519€

Train, Lake Shuttle  •  16h 7m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  2. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Offenburg Tgv
  3. Take the train from Offenburg to Lugano Ec
  4. Take the Lake Shuttle from Menaggio to Varenna 902 / ...

231€ - 542€

Train, bus, ferry  •  17h 21m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe Eil
  2. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Mulhouse to Como 437
  4. Take the ferry from Como to Varenna 20 / ...

212€ - 519€

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  12h 56m

  1. Drive from Watford to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Lago di Como

291€ - 370€

Drive, car ferry  •  14h 11m

  1. Drive from Watford to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Lago di Como

154€ - 279€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Watford to Lago di Como is to train and fly and line 802 Lake Shuttle which costs £35 - £250 and takes 10h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Watford to Lago di Como is to fly and train and ferry which costs £55 - £280 and takes 8h 30m.

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The distance between Watford and Lago di Como is 944 km.

The best way to get from Watford to Lago di Como without a car is to train and Lake Shuttle which takes 16h 7m and costs £210 - £500.

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It takes approximately 8h 30m to get from Watford to Lago di Como, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Lago di Como is 1h ahead of Watford. It is currently 11:17 AM in Watford and 12:17 PM in Lago di Como.

Vueling Airlines, Eurowings, Austrian Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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There are 1199+ hotels available in Lago di Como. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Watford to London Heathrow Airport is to line 724 bus which takes 49 min and costs £6 - £9.

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Map of how to get from Watford to Lago di Como.
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  • Distance: 944.1 km
  • Duration: 8h 30m

What companies run services between Watford, England and Lago di Como, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Watford to Lago di Como. However, you can take the line 724 bus to Heathrow Central Bus Station, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Milan Malpensa, take the walk to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1, take the train to Saronno, take the train to Como Lago, take the walk to Como, then take the ferry to Lago di Como. Alternatively, you can take the line 724 bus to Heathrow Central Bus Station, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Milan Linate, take the walk to Milan Linate Airport, take the bus to Milan Centrale, take the walk to Milano Centrale, take the train to Bellano Tartavalle Terme, take the walk to Bellano, then take the line 802 Lake Shuttle to Lago di Como.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 240€
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 850€
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 600€
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 700€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
25€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 250€
Flights from London Gatwick to Milan Malpensa via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 250€
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from London Luton to Milan Malpensa via Olbia
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 260€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 480€
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Flights from London City to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 500€
Malta Air
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 310€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 430€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 430€
Flights from London City to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 430€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 440€
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 450€
Flights from London City to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 800€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 330€
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 450€
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 180€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 330€
Flights from London City to Milan Linate via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 310€
Flights from London Heathrow to Zurich via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
80€ - 550€
Flights from London City to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
200€ - 480€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 310€
CSA
Website
csa.cz
Flights from London Heathrow to Milan Malpensa via Prague
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
100€ - 280€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Friday
Estimated price
15€ - 220€
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Saronno to Como Lago
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 4€
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 7€
Website
Trenord
Train from Bergamo to Lecco
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Trenord
Train from Lecco to Bellano Tartavalle Terme
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Website
Trenord
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zuerich Hb to Lugano
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 95€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
London Northwestern Railway
Phone
+44 121 634 2040
Email
comments@londonmidland.com
Website
londonmidland.com
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
londonnorthwesternrailway.co.uk
Advanced Single
3€ - 5€
Anytime Day Single
5€ - 8€
London Overground
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Watford Junction to London Euston
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Website
London Overground
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
310€ - 350€
Standard
110€ - 140€
Standard Premier
160€ - 210€
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
300€ - 340€
Standard
85€ - 110€
Standard Premier
130€ - 170€
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris l'Est to Offenburg
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
75€ - 100€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
75€ - 90€
1st Class
80€ - 100€
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
100€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
100€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Offenburg to Lugano
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
143€
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Green Line
Phone
0344 801 7261
Website
greenline.co.uk
Bus from Watford Junction station to Bricket Wood, Black Boy PH
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Green Line
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Mulhouse to Como
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
17€ - 22€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Phone
800 551801
Email
navicomo@navigazionelaghi.it
Website
navigazionelaghi.it
Ferry from Como to Varenna
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Ferry from Bellano to Varenna
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
Ferry from Menaggio to Varenna
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Gestione Navigazione Laghi Italia
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dover to Calais
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 50€
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
21€ - 28€
Reclining Seat
26€
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
5€
2-bed inside cabin
35€ - 50€

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