Getting Around Como

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    freeway from the airport heading north
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    Como San Giovanni Railway Station
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    A Good Route from London Gatwick

    by AnnS Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    EasyJet flies from Gatwick into both Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports and at certain times of the year, these flights are extremely cheap. I flew into Linate and from there, an airport bus takes you to Milan Central Station where you can catch a train direct to Como. The train journey takes about 40 minutes.

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    Boats on the Lake

    by AnnS Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Regular ferries depart from the Como quayside and make stops at various towns on the Lake. Some boats are faster than others but all are large and comfortable. Tickets can be purchased at the kiosk beside the jetty.

    Many of the tourist excursion trips only run in the height of the season but the regular services are just as much fun and by using them, you can set your itinerary to your own pace.

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    boat trips on Lake Como

    by Flamegirl Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Regular ferries (mostly taking just passengers, but there are some which carry cars) connect many of the main towns along the lake, and as well as providing necessary transport for many locals, these can also be pleasant if you wish to see the lake from a different perspective. There are also many boat rides catering just for tourists, but these often don't venture all the way up the lake. Info about pleasure cruises can be found at www.navigazionelaghi.it/italia/navicomo/Crocierecomo/crocierenlc04.htm.

    The ticket office in Como is on the lakefront by Piazza Cavour, and they will be happy to give you information about any type of boat trip.

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    Funicolare

    by MalenaN Written Mar 1, 2009

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    From Como you can take the funicular up to the village Brunate. Brunate is situated at 715 metres above sea level and from here you have a great view and here are also some nice walks beginning.
    The funicular between Como and Brunate opened already in 1894. It runs from early in the morning, 6.00 to late at night 22.30 (midnight in summertime) and during the day it runs every 15 minutes or 30 minutes. The ride takes only 7 minutes. I bought a return ticket for 4.35 Euro (February 2009).

    The funicular station is at Piazza Alcide de Gasperi 4.

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    Como train ticket office

    by alectrevor Updated May 31, 2008

    Weeks before my holiday i plan train, bus, and ferry times and connections on this 21 day trip across europe everything was perfect except for Como train ticket office. The day before travel i went to ticket office and was told no train connection at 0816 to Freiburg im breisqau. The next morning different staff, i asked again same story, said i could take 1008 via Basle, take bus to Basle BAD then train. Arriving at Basle off the 1008, i noticed a Freiburg train on the boards, going to the platform i asked the helpful train lady if my ticket was for this train,yes get onboard she said. How is it that Como did not know about this train? On arriving back home i checked my internet information and it was correct.

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    Funivia to Brunate

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    I took this picture from the lakeshore at Como, using my huge camera objectiv, right in the moment when two gondolas were one close to another. The ride to the top of Brunate must be very interesting, I suppose it.

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    Funivia to Brunate

    by croisbeauty Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    Brunate is location on the top of the hill above the city of Como. Unfortunatelly, I hadn't time to visit it but am sure the view over the lake must be spectacular from above. The incision, you see on tjis picture, is where the funivia to Brunate is located.

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    How to find the stadium

    by Calcio Written Dec 19, 2004

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    Finding the football stadium in Como is easy. So easy that even I found it on my first try! :)

    If you come to Como with train, you have two possibilities, although there are four different stations.

    Choose preferable the biggest one, the one in the central parts of the city; Como S. Giovanni.

    When you get out of the station, just pass the small street, and walk down the stairs. When you reach the first bigger street, you take to the left, and then just follow that street, a bit to the right when it gets divided in the end.

    After 8-10 minutes of walk you'll be outside the stadium.

    Trains goes often to Como from Milano, every hour from Cadorna station (the second biggest one). And also from the central station. But you should really check the traintable for the return to Milano, as there are not trains leaving that late. If Como plays at night, with match kick off at 20.30, you'll have to leave in the middle of the second half to not miss the last train.

    By car I advice you to park in the central parts of the town, and then walk to the stadium from there. I haven't seen any big parking-places close to the stadium.

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    From Swiss Border to Slovenian Border

    by Pakistaniguy Written Sep 7, 2004

    It is a handy tip for those who are travelling from Switzerland to Slovenia via transiting Italy.

    They can travel by any night (or day trains) to Italian border city of Como and the train station is called Como S. Giovanni. Then catch a train to Milano Centrale and from there catch another train going toward Venezia (Venice) continue in the same train after Venice till Monfalcone. It is a Italian border town with Slovenia. Here you can cross the border and then catch another train to anywhere in Slovenia especially to Ljubljana.

    Cost:
    2nd Class One way Ticket Incl. taxes.
    Como - Milano - Monfalcone = 27.51 Euros (Full fare)

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    faster, more expensive trains

    by Flamegirl Written Aug 8, 2004

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    Como is also on the train route connecting Milan with Switzerland, France, Germany and many other parts of northern Europe.

    These trains arrive at Como San Giovanni station at Piazzale San Gottardo to the west of the town. It's less convenient on foot but there are always taxis waiting.

    There are different types of train on this line:

    * Regional trains depart from Stazione Garibaldi in Milan, they take exactly an hour and cost 3 euros 30 like the Ferrovie Nord trains to Como Nord Lago station (see other train tip).
    * InterCity trains generally take 35-40 minutes, depart from Milano Centrale, and cost 4 euros 85.
    * Express trains take 40 minutes and depart from Milano Centrale, and cost 3 euros 30.
    * Cisalpino trains depart from Milano Centrale, take 30-35 minutes and may require a supplemental payment.

    All prices quoted are for second-class tickets.

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    faster, more expensive trains

    by Flamegirl Written Aug 8, 2004

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    Como is also on the train route connecting Milan with Switzerland, France, Germany and many other parts of northern Europe.

    These trains arrive at Como San Giovanni station at Piazzale San Gottardo to the west of the town. It's less convenient on foot but there are always taxis waiting.

    There are different types of train on this line:

    * Regional trains depart from Stazione Garibaldi in Milan, they take exactly an hour and cost 3 euros 30 like the Ferrovie Nord trains to Como Nord Lago station (see other train tip).
    * InterCity trains generally take 35-40 minutes, depart from Milano Centrale, and cost 4 euros 85.
    * Express trains take 40 minutes and depart from Milano Centrale, and cost 3 euros 30.
    * Cisalpino trains depart from Milano Centrale, take 30-35 minutes and may require a supplemental payment.

    All prices quoted are for second-class tickets.

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    slower, cheaper trains from Milan

    by Flamegirl Written Aug 8, 2004

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    There are 2 main train lines connecting Milan and Como, run by different companies. The Ferrovie Nord departs from Cadorna station in Milan, and arrives in Como Nord Lago station by the lake, very few minutes by foot from the cathedral and centre of town.

    This is the regional train company and the trip takes longer as the trains often stop at most of the provincial stations. However it is relatively cheap (around 3 euros 30 for a single ticket) and provides a relaxed view of the countryside.

    Trains run twice hourly; first and last trains from Milan depart at 6.13 am and 9.13 pm, whilst from Como they depart at 5.45 am and 21.15 pm.

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    Bussing it

    by Flamegirl Written Aug 8, 2004

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    The bus services in Como aren't bad, although they tend to finish rather early (often around 9pm). Tickets (biglietti) for transport within the town limits can be purchased at most newspaper kiosks and tobacconists (NOT on the bus), whereas tickets for transport to other towns, the bus station itself is yout best bet. Tickets must be stamped by the driver upon boarding the bus.

    There are three buses daily (line C250) between Como and Malpensa airport, see www.sptcomo.it/servizi/malpensa_03.asp and www.sptcomo.it/servizi/malpensa_03b.asp for timetables. Only parts of the website are in English, unfortunately.

    The main bus station is located in Piazza Matteotti, on the lakefront by one of Como's 2 main train stations (Como Nord Lago).

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    funicolar railway

    by d_d Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A funicolar railway connects Como and Brunate.
    The station is in piazza De Gasperi, 4, in front of the lake.

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    by Train

    by draguza Updated Oct 5, 2006

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    You can easily reach Como by train from Milano CADORNA (Train station) in only 1 hour.
    Get off at station "COMO Laghi", as there are 3 staions in Como

    A two-way ticket from Milan-Como is only 7 €

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