The perfect tonic to the hustle and bustle of Milan, Lake Como is a wonderful spot to head for a weekend, short break or just a day trip - in fact, with a journey time of just half an hour, you can head there for breakfast and be back for lunch! There’s really no reason why anyone in the fashion capital of Italy shouldn’t also head to one of the country’s most beautiful natural wonders. Trenitalia trains will speed you to the waterfront, and with no less than 54 services a day, you’ll never be able to say you missed the train!
Lake Como is an elegant sort of place, so make sure you plan your day accordingly. Start at Villa Carlotta, a suitably regal destination that’s on the waterfront and full of charming art for you to admire. Take a boat to Isola Comacina to feel exclusive on this island in the midst of the lake and take in the most stunning of views from Castello di Vezio which overlooks the area and is a magical sight in its own right. Of course, you can always just settle for some sunbathing on the shores of the lake, that’s very elegant too. Ready to go? Have a look at our useful journey information below!
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 Milan 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!
Take a look at Tarjetas de descuento Renfe to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.
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The average journey time by train between Milan and Como San Giovanni is 48 minutes, with around 59 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 Milan to Como San Giovanni is 37 minutes.
Train tickets from Milan to Como San Giovanni can start from as little as €4.80 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Como San Giovanni without having to change trains. There are 59 direct trains from Milan to Como San Giovanni. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Milan to Como San Giovanni leaves at 05:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan to Como San Giovanni leaves at 23:16. 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 Milan to Como San Giovanni cover a distance of around 39km during the journey.