Lake Como is easily accessible from Milan – a destination which is well served by budget airlines and a host of rail options. From here, the lake is just an hour’s drive away. Alternatively, connect to the main town of Como from Milan’s Malpensa Airport with a choice between three separate railway lines which takes approximately 40 minutes.
When travelling around Lake Como, be sure to take advantage of the many ferries available, especially for boat rides between the major towns of Menaggio, Belaggio, Tremezzina and Como for an unforgettable travel experience along the lake’s western coast. If you’re longing for a taste of luxury, then peruse options for a private boat tour where you can cruise across the lake in your own water taxi, best enjoyed over sunset with a bottle of Prosecco.
If travelling on the water isn’t for you, then bus routes are available along the western branch. However, bus services are not frequent, so it is always worth checking in advance.
Meanwhile, train travel can be a great option for travelling around Lake Como’s eastern branch, connecting you with destinations such as Lecco and Varenna. Como is the only town on the western branch that has a rail connection, so from here, it is worth considering public transport, such as the generally well-reviewed public bus system, to continue on to further destinations.
Taxis are readily available, however, be warned that this is not the most cost-effective means of transport, although it is reliably the quickest!