Train travel is a great way to get to Lake Como; no panic situations of getting caught up in the wrong lane on the motorway, no negotiating of maps or a sat nav that insists you do a u-turn in the middle of a one way system, no long check-ins and hanging around airports spending money that you shouldn’t be and no extra cost for baggage.  The bonus of travelling by rail is that you can really sit back and relax and enjoy the ever changing scenery.

Here are a couple of options;

  • Eurostar from the UK to Milan via Paris and then via Switzerland.
  • InterRail – for unlimited travel, the Global Pass ticket is ideal as this allows you to journey through 30 participating European Railway networks – subject to terms and conditions of the pass.   A great idea as this make the journey a very enjoyable part of your holiday.

Upon arriving in Milan Central Station, you will find trains going to Como San Giovanni Station, as well as Lecco Station and some of the smaller stations further along this line such as Varenna.

After arriving at San Giovanni Station in Como, you will find the  C10 or C20 buses that often stop outside this station  that will take you to the western branch of Lake Como; Argegno, Tremezzo, Cadenabbia, Menaggio and as far round as Colico at the north of the Lake.

C10 bus route is mostly along the lakeside – this bus is recommended for reaching lakeside villages between Como and Colico.

C20 bus route takes the panoramic route as it turns off to the left just as it passes through the town of Argegno.  The bus then starts on a steep climb into the Val d’Intelvi.