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Travelling from Varenna to Milan by train

Straddling one side of Lake Como, the picturesque Varenna is a highly popular destination. From here, one of the most popular routes is a trip to nearby Milan. It's a must for anyone in the area who has never been.

Make the most of the efficient, reliable rail service in Italy and travel by train between these two destinations. With multiple direct trains a day, in just over an hour you’ll be living the high life in the sprawling metropolis of Milan.

Stepping out of Milan central station, you’re instantly greeted by a choice of bars, restaurants and boutique shops. One thing’s for sure – you’ll be well advised to have some spending money ready! Learn more about the Varenna to Milan route, including train times, tickets, FAQs and how to find cheap train tickets below.

Varenna-Esino to Milan by train

It takes an average of 1h 13m to travel from Varenna-Esino to Milan by train, over a distance of around 38 miles (61 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Varenna-Esino to Milan and tickets for this journey start from €6.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 3m
PriceFrom €6.80
Distance38 miles (61 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train05:37
Last train21:35
Departure stationVarenna-Esino
Arrival stationMilan
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Trenord

Varenna-Esino to Milan train times

Check out the next trains departing from Varenna-Esino to Milan for Tuesday 6th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:35 07:40 1h 5m, direct
07:35 08:40 1h 5m, direct
08:05 09:59 1h 54m, 1 change
09:35 10:40 1h 5m, direct
11:35 12:40 1h 5m, direct
12:35 13:40 1h 5m, direct
13:35 14:40 1h 5m, direct
14:05 15:55 1h 50m, 1 change
15:35 16:40 1h 5m, direct
16:35 17:40 1h 5m, direct

Trenitalia and Trenord trains from Varenna-Esino to Milan

You can travel from Varenna-Esino to Milan on Trenitalia and Trenord 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.

Founded by Trenitalia and FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano), Trenord run suburban and regional trains in Lombardy and from Lombardy to Ticino, the Italian-speaking region in Switzerland. With Trenord, you can travel between Milan, Bergamo, Como, Varese, Pavia, Brescia, Chiasso, Milan Malpensa Airport and Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport in total comfort. All Trenord trains have First and Second Class and offer special discounts to travellers under 14, over 60 and groups.

Cheap train tickets from Varenna-Esino to Milan

The price of train tickets from Varenna-Esino to Milan starts at €6.80 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 Varenna-Esino to Milan 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 Varenna-Esino to Milan? 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 Varenna-Esino to Milan take?

The average journey time by train between Varenna-Esino and Milan is 1 hour and 13 minutes, with around 18 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 Varenna-Esino and Milan by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Varenna-Esino to Milan is 1 hour and 3 minutes.

How much does the train from Varenna-Esino to Milan cost?

Train ticket prices from Varenna-Esino to Milan can start from as little as €6.80 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 Varenna-Esino to Milan?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Varenna-Esino to Milan without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Varenna-Esino to Milan each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Varenna-Esino to Milan leave?

The first train from Varenna-Esino to Milan leaves at 05:37. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Varenna-Esino to Milan leave?

The last train from Varenna-Esino to Milan leaves at 21:35. 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 Varenna-Esino and Milan by train?

Trains travelling from Varenna-Esino to Milan cover a distance of around 38 miles (61 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan to Varenna-Esino.
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 Varenna-Esino to Milan for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 09/10/2022 for travel on 09/10/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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