Travelling to Lake Como by rail is a great alternative to flying not to mention relaxing. There is no need to arrive two hours beforehand, no need to negotiate maps, no wrong turns, no long check-ins, no extra cost for baggage and you also have a chance to marvel at the ever changing breathtaking scenery on the way.
Europe’s railways are renowned for their quality, comfort and reliability.
- Raileurope is one way of planning your journey by taking the train from London to Paris with Eurostar and then Paris to Milan on TGV France Italy train (approximate journey time excluding transfers is 9 hours and 20 minutes.) The price for a return ticket starts from £115.
- InterRail Global Pass gives you unlimited travel to thirty participating European Railway networks subject to the terms and conditions of the pass. Prices vary depending on whether you purchase a flexi or consecutive pass. Not only can you visit Italy, you can explore many other countries too.
- Railbookers can give you a bespoke holiday to Lake Como via the Alps which includes travelling to Zurich via Paris and stopping overnight before continuing on through the Gotthard Pass to Lake Como. A full itinerary also includes your hotel stays. Prices can start from £699 per person but depends on how many days holiday you are planning for.
Rail links from Milan Central Station to Como San Giovanni Station are quick and reasonably priced. Thereafter you can take the relevant, bus, ferry or train to arrive at your destination.