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Getting from Rome to Lake Como by train

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.

Rome to Como San Giovanni by train

It takes an average of 5h 12m to travel from Rome to Como San Giovanni by train, over a distance of around 319 miles (514 km). There are normally 30 trains per day travelling from Rome to Como San Giovanni and tickets for this journey start from $26.73 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 58m
PriceFrom $26.73
Distance319 miles (514 km)
Frequency30 trains per day
First train00:17
Last train23:27
Departure stationRome
Arrival stationComo San Giovanni
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Rome to Como San Giovanni train times

Check out the next trains departing from Rome to Como San Giovanni for martedì set 28º 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:25 14:23 4h 58m, 1 change
10:05 14:23 4h 18m, 1 change
10:05 14:47 4h 42m, 1 change
10:10 14:47 4h 37m, 1 change
11:05 15:23 4h 18m, 1 change
11:05 15:47 4h 42m, 1 change
11:50 16:23 4h 33m, 1 change
13:20 17:23 4h 3m, 1 change
14:20 18:23 4h 3m, 1 change
14:25 19:23 4h 58m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Rome to Como San Giovanni

The price of train tickets from Rome to Como San Giovanni starts at $26.73 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

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.§

Be flexible with your travel times

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.

Choose a slower or connecting train

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!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Rome to Como San Giovanni

Want to know more about your journey from Rome to Como San Giovanni? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Rome to Como San Giovanni take?

The average journey time by train between Rome and Como San Giovanni is 5 hours and 12 minutes, with around 30 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.

What's the fastest journey time between Rome and Como San Giovanni by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Rome to Como San Giovanni is 3 hours and 58 minutes.

How much does the train from Rome to Como San Giovanni cost?

Train tickets from Rome to Como San Giovanni can start from as little as $26.73 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.

Is there a direct train from Rome to Como San Giovanni?

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.

What time does the first train from Rome to Como San Giovanni leave?

The first train from Rome to Como San Giovanni leaves at 00:17. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Rome to Como San Giovanni leave?

The last train from Rome to Como San Giovanni leaves at 23:27. 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.

What's the distance between Rome and Como San Giovanni by train?

Trains travelling from Rome to Como San Giovanni cover a distance of around 319 miles (514 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Como San Giovanni to Rome.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Rome to Como San Giovanni for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/28/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/13/2021 for travel on 10/13/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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