Como Lake – connections

Lago-di-Como

Lake Como is situated on the north of Milan and its territory is divided between the province of Lecco and the province of Como, main towns of which are situated just within  40 кm from each other. Lake Como is also situated 50 km away from Switzerland. Its closeness to the train stations, to the airports of Milan and to the main roads makes it easily reachable.

  • By train

Milano-Como

The most usual way to reach lake Como is by train. The most comfortable ones are those trains that leave from the train station Milano Centrale. You have several options to consider:

  • National lines Milano Centrale-Como-Bellinzona, the train stops at Como San Giovanni [trains TILO] (Travel time from Milano is around 30 minutes.)
  • Trains EuroCity Milano Centrale – Zurigo, the train stops at Como San Giovanni [trains Trenitalia] (Travel time from Milano is around 20 minutes)
  • Trains  S11 Rho-Milano P. Garibaldi-Chiasso, the train stops at Como San Giovanni [trains Trenord] Attention: the train from Milan leaves from Garibaldi Square/Piazza Garibaldi (Travel time from Milano is around 50 minutes).
  • Regional train Milano-Saronno-Como, the train stops at Como Lago [trains Trenord]
    (Travel time from Milano is around 60 minutes).

 

Milan-Lecco

If you want to reach the province of Lecco you might consider the following options:

  • Regional trains  Milano Centrale-Lecco-Sondrio-Tirano [trains Trenord] (Travel time from Milano is around 40 minutes).
  • Trains S8 Milano P. Garibaldi-Carnate-Lecco [trainsTrenord] Attention: the train from Milan leaves from Garibaldi Square/ Piazza Garibaldi (Travel time from Milano is around 60 minutes).

You  can also reach Lecco from Bergamo.
Regional train Bergamo-Lecco [trains Trenord] (Travel time from is around  40 minutes).

  • By car

Milan – Como

If you want to reach the town Como from Milan (the distance is around 40 km) you need the motorway  A9 Lainate – Como – Chiasso.  If you want to reach the city center of the town Como it is better to use the exits Como Centro or Monte Olimpino. If you want to reach the western shore of the lake it is better to take the exit Como Lago.

 

Milan- Lekko

If you want to reach Lekko from Milan (the distance is around 50 km) you need SS 36 Nuova Valsassina, a very convenient motorway that allows you to reach Lekko in less than an hour.

*From Como to Lekko (the distance is around 30 km) you need the state roads 342, 639 and 36. The travel time is around 45 minutes.

* From Bergamo to Lekko (the distance is around 35 km) you need the state roads  342 and 639. The travel time is around 50 minutes.

 

  • The territory of the lake Como

The whole area of the Como Lake is served by an extensive network of bus routes that allow the visitor to move easily through the two towns of Como and Lecco, connecting all major villages along the banks of the lake and the internal villages immersed in the mountain valleys.

Lago-di-Como view

Line Como – Bellagio

From the railway station of Como there is a bus line to Bellagio, which is served by the company ASF Autolinee. The service makes several trips per day every day, including holidays. The ride from Como to Bellagio has a duration of about one hour and tickets can be purchased at several sales points, including at the railway station of Como.

For the bus route and timetable please check Como-Bellagio*

* summer timetable is valid till September 2016

 

Line Lecco – Bellagio

The company Linee Lecco connects Lecco to Bellagio with several trips made daily, including holidays. The ride lasts about an hour and these are set every 2 hours.

 

For the bus route and timetable please check Lecco-Bellagio*

*summer timetable is valid from 09/06/16 till 11/09/16

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Bellagio
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Torino Porta Nuova Railway Station

Torino Porta Nuova Railway StationTorino Porta Nuova is the main railway station of Turin and the third in Italy for passenger flow after Roma Termini and Milano Centrale. It is situated in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II near piazza Carlo Felice.

Torino Porta Nuova is a terminal station and offers some of main national lines, regional and interregional lines. It is also a terminus of the national TAV high speed rail to Milan, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples and Salerno. Currently it doesn’t offer any international lines.

The station is managed by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI) and commercial area for passengers is managed by Grandi Stazioni. Inside station there is a mall.

Torino Porta Nuova Railway Station offers several services for passenger: newsagents, pharmacy, food outlets, ATMs, parking, luggage storage and a bike-sharing service.

Torino Porta Nuova is also the central hub of Turin Subway (Fermi-Lingotto).

Torino Porta Nuova railIt’s possible to reach the Torino-Caselle airport via the shuttle bus service Caselle Express without intermediate stops.

From Torino Porta Nuova Railway Station the following museums are easy reach: Egyptian Museum, national museum of Cinema and Regional Museum of Natural History. The Mole Antonelliana, which houses the National Museum of Cinema, is within walking distance (about 20 minutes) or bus 61 (up to Via Po) and 68 (up to Via Rossini).

Other tourist destinations are easily reached: Piazza Castello and Palazzo Reale, Palazzo Madama and the Museum of Ancient Art, the Cathedral of St. John and the Holy Shroud, Castle and Valentino Park, the GAM museum and Venaria Reale.

Other interchanges:
Tram

  • 4 Direction: terminus Falchera – terminus Strada Drosso
  • 7 Direction: circular P.za Castello
  • 9 Direction: terminus P.za Stampalia – terminus To Expo

Urban bus

  • 12 Direction: terminus Bertola – terminus Poste Telecomunicazioni
  • 52 Direction: terminus Adua – terminus Scialoja
  • 58 Direction: terminus Carlo Felice – terminus Poste Telecomunicazioni
  • 58/ Direction: terminus Bertola – terminus Salvemini
  • 64 Direction: terminus Napoli
  • 68 Direction: terminus Frejus – terminus Casale

Suburban bus

  • 11 Direction: terminus Stati Uniti – terminus De Gasperi (Venaria)
  • 33 Direction: terminus Costituzione (Collegno)
  • 61 Direction: terminus Mezzaluna (San Mauro)
  • 67 Direction: terminus Arbarello – terminus Negri (Moncalieri)
  • 101 Direction: terminus Artom – terminus Fermi (Collegno)

Night buses

  • N4 Direction: terminus Vittorio Veneto – terminus Caio Mario
  • N5 Direction: terminus Vittorio Veneto – terminus Cattaneo
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Milano Centrale Railway Station

Milano Centrale Railway StationMilano Centrale Railway Station is the main station of the city, it offers numerous connections with urban and suburban areas and it is well connected to the airports of Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio.

More detailed information you can check here:

Milano Centarle – Malpensa airport

Milano Centrale – Bergamo Orio al Serio airport

Milano Centrale – Linate airport

The station is well organized and many services are offered including  shops, car rental, travel agencies and restaurants.

Connections available from Milano Centrale:

  • The Milan Metro

The Milan Metro is the center of the public transport in the city. It is operated by ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi) and with its 94,5 km is the longest metro in Italy.

The Milan Metro has 4 lines:

Line M1 (red)
Linea M2 (green)
Linea M3 (yellow)
Linea M5 (lilac)

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Entrance to the Milan metro in Stazione Centrale

 

  • Bus

The station offers numerous bus lines, operated by ATM, that connect various parts of the city with the province. The ATM Point, where it is possible to get all the information needed and to buy tickets, s situated in the metro station of Stazione Centrale. In addition to this, there are also buses that connect Stazione Centrale and Milan airports: Malpensa, Bergamo Orio al Serio airport and Linate airport:

– Malpensa Shuttle: for Malpensa airport

– Autostradale: for  Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo Orio al Serio airports as well as to  Fiera di Milano

– Terravision: fro Malpensa and Bergamo Orio al Serio airports

– Airbus:  for Linate airports

– OrioShuttle: for Bergamo Orio al Serio airport

Beside this, there are also numerous trams and trolley buses.

milano centrale

  • Trains

The train station has 24 binaries. There are trains of Alta Velocità, Eurostar, Intercity, national, international and regional. What is more, there are Maplensa Express trains, operated by Trenord, that connect Milan with Malpensa airport. Maplensa Express train  leaves from Terminale 1. Trains operate from  5.25 to 23.25. Tickets for adults cost  12 EUR, for children from 4 to 14 years old – 6 EUR. Map of the stops : Malpensa Express: the map

You can  check the timetable here: Maplensa Express*

* Before the deputare, always verify the timetable on the official website of Malpensa Express as the timetable may be subject to variation.

Malpensa-Express
Malpensa Express
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Milan Subway – Line M5

Line M5 Milan Metro

Line M5 Milan MetroLine M5 of the Milan Subway is distinguished by the lilac color  used for logo, the map and the decoration of stations and trains.

Currently, line M5 is under construction. Once finished, it connects the city from the north (Bignami terminus) to the west (San Siro Stadio terminus).

Interchanges
Line M5 of Milan Metro crosses line M3 at stop Zara, line M2 and lines S1, S2, S5, S6, S7, S8, S11, S13 at stop Garibaldi FS. Once finished, it crosses line M1 at stop Lotto and linea S3, S4 at stop Domodossola.

Opening hours
Line M5 of Milan Metro is active from 6am to 0:00am. The frequency of the trains varies on average from 2 to 4 minutes.

Stations
Lilac line M5 of Milan Metro has no branches.

Map of line M5 of Milan Subway
Map of line M5 of Milan Subway

 

The first part, between Bignami and Zara, was opened in 2013 and the second part, between Zara and Garibaldi, in 2014. The completion of the third part (Garibaldi-San Siro Stadio) is planned in 2015.

The line will have 19 stations. Currently only the part Bignami-Garibaldi Fs is active.

Bignami
Ponale
Bicocca
Ca’ Granda
Istria
Marche
Zara
Isola
Garibaldi FS

Under construction: scheduled to open in 2015
Monumentale
Cenisio
Gerusalemme
Domodossola FN
Tre Torri
Portello
Lotto
Segesta
San Siro Ippodromo
San Siro Stadio

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Milan Subway – Line M3

Line M3 Milan Metro

Line M3 Milan MetroLine M3 of the Milan Subway is distinguished by the color yellow used for logo, the map and the decoration of stations and trains.

Line M3 connects the city from the north, with Comasina terminus, to the south, with San Donato terminus . The line has no branches.

Line M3 of Milan Metro crosses line M1 at stop Duomo, line M2 at stop Centrale FS and line M5 at stop Zara.

Opening hours
Line M3 of Milan Metro is active from 6am to 0:30am. Over the weekend closing time is extended. During the night the line is replaced by night bus. The frequency of the trains varies on average from 2 to 4 minutes.

Stations
Yellow line M3 has no branches.

Line M3 of Milan Subway
Map of line M3 of Milan Subway
Milan Subway – Line M3
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Milan Subway – Line M2

Linea M2 metropolitana Milano

Line M2 Milan MetroLine M2 of the Milan Subway is distinguished by the color green used for logo, the map and the decoration of stations and trains.

Line M2 connects the city from the north-east, with doble terminus at Cologno Nord and Gessate, to the south, with doble terminus at Piazza Abbiategrasso and Assago Milanofiori Forum.

Interchanges
Line M2 of Milan Metro crosses line M1 at stops Loreto and Cadorna, line M3 at stop Centrale FS and the line M5 at stop Garibaldi FS.

Opening hours
Line M2 of Milan Metro is active from 6am to 0:30am. Over the weekend closing time is extended. During the night the line is replaced by night bus. The frequency of the trains varies on average from 2 to 4 minutes.

Stations
Line M2 of Milan Metro has four branches.

Line M2 of Milan Subway
Map of line M2 of Milan Subway
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