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Milan to Lake Como by train

The average journey time between Milan and Como is 48 minutes. The quickest route is 37 minutes. The first train leaves from Milan at 05:46, while the last one departs at 23:16. There are about 58 direct trains connecting Milan to Como every day.

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 frequent services every day, you’ll never be able to say you missed the train!

Lake Como is an elegant location, 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!

Milan to Como San Giovanni by train

It takes an average of 1h 15m to travel from Milan to Como San Giovanni by train, over a distance of around 24 miles (39 km). There are normally 39 trains per day travelling from Milan to Como San Giovanni and tickets for this journey start from €4.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 37m
Price€4.80 - €15
Distance24 miles (39 km)
Frequency39 trains per day
Departure stationMilan
Arrival stationComo San Giovanni
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Trenord

Milan to Como San Giovanni train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan to Como San Giovanni for Monday 30th Nov 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:46 Milano Greco Pirelli06:40 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25016 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct
06:16 Milano Greco Pirelli07:11 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25018 Trenord Get tickets55m, direct
06:43 Milano Centrale07:23 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25506 Trenord Get tickets40m, direct
06:46 Milano Greco Pirelli07:40 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25020 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct
07:16 Milano Greco Pirelli08:11 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25222 Trenord Get tickets55m, direct
07:43 Milano Centrale08:23 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25508 Trenord Get tickets40m, direct
07:46 Milano Greco Pirelli08:40 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25024 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct
08:16 Milano Greco Pirelli09:11 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25226 Trenord Get tickets55m, direct
08:43 Milano Centrale09:23 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25510 Trenord Get tickets40m, direct
08:46 Milano Greco Pirelli09:40 Como San GiovanniRegionale 25028 Trenord Get tickets54m, direct

Trenitalia trains from Milan to Como San Giovanni

You can travel from Milan to Como San Giovanni on Trenitalia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Milan to Como San Giovanni

Train tickets from Milan to Como San Giovanni start at €4.80 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €5.55.
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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 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 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 to Como San Giovanni take?

The average journey time by train between Milan and Como San Giovanni is 1 hour and 15 minutes, with around 39 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 and Como San Giovanni by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan to Como San Giovanni is 37 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Milan to Como San Giovanni can start from as little as €4.80 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 to Como San Giovanni?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Milan to Como San Giovanni without having to change trains. There are 36 direct trains from Milan to Como San Giovanni each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Milan to Como San Giovanni leaves at 05:46. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Milan to Como San Giovanni leaves at 22:43. 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 and Como San Giovanni by train?

Trains travelling from Milan to Como San Giovanni cover a distance of around 24 miles (39 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.
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. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Milan to Como San Giovanni for a typical week day using timetable data for 30/11/2020. 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 23/11/2020 for travel on 23/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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