How to get from Bergamo and Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio airport to lake Como
Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) to Como by bus and train
The journey time between Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) and Como is around 1h 27m and covers a distance of around 84 km. This includes an average layover time of around 3 min. Operated by Trenord, the Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) to Como service departs from Bergamo and arrives in Como S.Giovanni. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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There is no direct connection from Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) to Como. However, you can take the bus to Milan, take the walk to Sesto S.Giovanni, then take the train to Como S.Giovanni. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Milan Bergamo Airport (BGY) to Como via Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia and Milano Centrale in around 1h 45m.
The easiest option is to take the bus to Milan Central Station (Milano Centrale) and then take the train to Como. The train journey from Bergamo to Como will take much more time and effort.
The bus from Bergamo airport to Milan Central station takes about one hour and costs 8 euros per person. Then you can take the train from Milan Central Station to Como. There are two trains per hour (and two more during rush hours) that take around 45 minutes. The ticket costs 14 euros one-way and 25 euros for a return ticket (valid for 2 weeks).
You can buy your tickets at the station or online beforehand: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/tickets/online-booking/how-to-buy-tickets
If you're coming from Venice or Rome, you'll have arrived at Malpensa airport instead of Linate airport, which is much closer to Bergamo city center (about 30 minutes by taxi). From Malpensa airport, you can get a shuttle bus that goes directly to Milan Central station (T1 stop), where you can buy tickets for your onward journey to Como.
Get from Bergamo or Verona to lake Como
Getting from Bergamo to Lake Como by car is a relatively easy journey. The most common route for tourists is from the city of Bergamo to Lake Como via the A4 motorway. You can also take the ferry from Cadenabbia to Bellagio.
The drive from Bergamo to Lake Como takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, but can take longer depending on traffic conditions.
From Verona and Venice, take the A4 to Milan and then take the A9. If your journey begins at the airport of Malpensa, keep the path on the highway А336 to the highway A8. On the last move to Milan, and from there head for the A9. From Switzerland, take the A2 road. Roads 342 and 639 will take you from Bergamo to Como.
It is worth noting that the roads around lake Como are old and quite narrow. To quickly get, for example, to Bellagio, it is more convenient to use the car ferries from Cadenabia.
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