Want to go on a smooth and hassle-free trip from Rome to Lake Como? Take a train to Como San Giovanni, from which you can easily reach this world-renowned Italian destination. The average journey time by train between Rome and Como San Giovanni is 4 hours and 59 minutes, with around 24 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner at the top of this page to search for a specific travel date.
As there’s no direct train from Rome to Lake Como, you’ll need to change at least once, either at Milano Centrale or Milano Porta Garibaldi train station. Take a Frecciarossa high-speed train from Rome to Milan for a faster and more relaxing journey – the train can reach speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and did we mention there’s an at-seat catering service in First Class, offering gourmet Italian food?
Getting off at Milan, take one of Trenord’s regional trains bound for Como San Giovanni. After an hour and a half, you’ll be enjoying some sunbathing on the shores of the lake like the locals do.
Intrigued? Read on for more details about the train journey from Rome to Lake Como.
It takes an average of 4h 54m to travel from Rome to Como San Giovanni by train, over a distance of around 319 miles (514 km). There are normally 53 trains per day traveling from Rome to Como San Giovanni and tickets for this journey start from $5.71 when you book in advance.
Como San Giovanni
514 miles (319 km)
53 trains per day
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Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Rome to Como San Giovanni by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Rome and Como San Giovanni is 4 hours and 54 minutes, with around 53 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Como San Giovanni is 3 hours and 52 minutes.
Train tickets from Rome to Como San Giovanni can start from as little as $5.71 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
No, there are no direct train services from Rome to Como San Giovanni. Travelling from Rome to Como San Giovanni by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Rome to Como San Giovanni leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Rome to Como San Giovanni leaves at 23:55. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Rome to Como San Giovanni cover a distance of around 319 miles (514 km) during the journey.