Lake Como Travel…
There are three main airports located close to Lake Como:- Bergamo, Malpensa and Linate.
From Bergamo airport – Catch a bus or taxi to nearby Bergamo train station.
From Linate airport – Catch a bus or train to Milano Centrale station.
From Malpensa – You can catch a train to the lake via Milan.
Trains run from Milan to Como (station ‘Como-Nord’) or Lecco, the main towns at the bottom of Lake Como. From Lecco on the eastern side, they run all the way to the top of the lake.
If you are staying in Bellagio, you can catch a train to Varenna (station ‘Varenna-Esino’) on the eastern side of the lake and then take the ferry across to Bellagio.
The times and dates can change during the season so please make sure you check when getting close to your travel dates.
You must date stamp your train ticket before traveling. Look for the little yellow or white boxes close to the platforms. Don’t forget or you risk being fined.
Public ferries connect all the major towns from the top of the lake right down to the bottom. There is a different timetable for different seasons. The summer timetable should come out in mid April.
The towns of Menaggio, Cadenabbia, Varenna and Bellagio in the mid lake area are connected by both foot and car ferries.
At every boat port you can pick up a free timetable and buy tickets.
Taxis are available from all airports outside the main entrance and prices vary depending on your destination. Taxis are available back to the airport at the end of your stay but should be arranged via the taxi company websites a few days prior to your travel date. Most hotels will help you arrange this during your stay.
A hire car is a good way to see the lake and should be arranged in advance of your trip. Cars can be hired from each of the three airports. Check with your hotel for parking facilities as public parking can be limited and expensive.