Are you in Milan and want to go on a day trip to one of the lakes? Take a Trenord train from Milano Centrale to Varenna-Esino and you’ll be enjoying the view of Lake Como in about an hour – that’s quicker than driving, not to mention the stress you’d avoid from traffic jams.
From Villa Monastero, an old monastery converted into a beautiful villa, to the Sentiero del Viandante trail, which offers sweeping views of the town and the lake, there are plenty of things to see and do in Varenna.
Ready to book your train tickets? Read on for more information about train times, ticket prices and FAQs.
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 Varenna-Esino 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 Milan and Varenna-Esino is 1 hour and 33 minutes, with around 16 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 Varenna-Esino is 1 hour and 3 minutes.
Train tickets from Milan to Varenna-Esino can start from as little as €6.70 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 Varenna-Esino without having to change trains. There are 13 direct trains from Milan to Varenna-Esino. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Milan to Varenna-Esino leaves at 06:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Milan to Varenna-Esino leaves at 22:59. 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 Varenna-Esino cover a distance of around 38 miles (61 km) during the journey.