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Milan Airport to Lake Como by train

Landing at Malpensa Airport and not sure how to reach Lake Como? As there are no direct trains from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como, you'll need to make a minimum of 1 change during the journey. There are two ways to get from Malpensa airport to Lake Como by train.

  • The first option is to take the Malpensa Express and get off at Saronno, where you can change trains to Como Lago Nord station. The journey takes around 1h 30m.
  • The second option, which takes the same time, involves catching the Malpensa Express to Milano Porta Garibaldi and continuing the rest of your journey on a regional train to Como San Giovanni station.

Regardless of which Como station you arrive at, you’ll be only a 10-minute walk away from Como city centre, ready to explore the area and head to the stunning Lake Como.

Lake Como is one of the most impressive of the famous lakes you can find in the Lombardy region. Located only 21 miles (34 km) away from Milan airport, it’s a perfect day trip destination from the Italian fashion capital. Make sure you visit the beautiful Villa Carlotta, a regal destination with charming art for you to discover.

Sound tempting? Keep reading for more information, including some useful FAQs, and book your train tickets from Milan Malpensa Airport to Lake Como online with us.

Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni by train

It takes an average of 1h 42m to travel from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni by train, over a distance of around 21 miles (34 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni and tickets for this journey start from €7.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 27m
PriceFrom €7.90
Distance21 miles (34 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train11:56
Last train14:19
Departure stationMilan Malpensa Airport
Arrival stationComo San Giovanni
Changes1 change

Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni for Tuesday 10th August 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:26 14:11 1h 45m, 2 changes
12:26 14:23 1h 57m, 1 change
12:43 14:23 1h 40m, 2 changes
12:43 14:40 1h 57m, 1 change
12:56 14:23 1h 27m, 2 changes
13:13 15:11 1h 58m, 1 change
13:19 14:50 1h 31m, 1 change
13:26 15:11 1h 45m, 2 changes
13:26 15:23 1h 57m, 1 change
13:43 15:23 1h 40m, 2 changes

Cheap train tickets from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni

The price of train tickets from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni starts at €7.90 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 Milan Malpensa Airport 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Milan Malpensa Airport 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 Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni take?

The average journey time by train between Milan Malpensa Airport and Como San Giovanni is 1 hour and 42 minutes, with around 15 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 Milan Malpensa Airport and Como San Giovanni by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni is 1 hour and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni cost?

Train ticket prices from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni can start from as little as €7.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni?

No, there are no direct train services from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni. Travelling from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni leave?

The first train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni leaves at 11:56. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni leave?

The last train from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni leaves at 14:19. 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 Milan Malpensa Airport and Como San Giovanni by train?

Trains travelling from Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni cover a distance of around 21 miles (34 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 Milan Malpensa Airport.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan Malpensa Airport to Como San Giovanni for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/10/2021. 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 11/02/2020 for travel on 11/02/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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