Lago di Como is located in the northern part of Italy in the province known as Lombardy right near the majestic Alps and getting from Milan to Lake Como has never been easier before!
The lake with its Y shape is a very popular destination among tourists because of its dramatic sceneries.
The most important resort from Lake Como is Bellagio, the place where the 3 slender branches meet.
Where to sleep
One of the best places to sleep when visit Lake Como is Bellagio.
It is centrally located, it offers amazing views and is full of stunning hotels where to spend your free time.
The most luxurious and beautiful of all is Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni.
This wonderful 5 stars hotel is located at the end of Bellagio promontory and offers wonderful views over the mountains and Lake Como.
It is a family hotel with great tradition, with breathtaking interiors, all covered in marble with Murano chandeliers and frescoes ceilings.
It might look a little bit pricy at the first eye but the services, the rooms, the breakfast and the amenities are all first class.
Another great accommodation for Lake Como is Hotel Lenno, a 4 stars hotel located in Lenno, in the Gulf of Venus, right on the shore.
The hotel offers a lake view terrace, an outdoor pool and a sauna.
If you want to spend a few nights in Milan, which by the way is a smart choice, we recommend you to sleep at Hotel Spadari Al Duomo. The hotel is located within a few minutes walk from the Duomo di Milano and very close to the main shopping area.
How to get from Lake Como to Milan
Now let’s talk a little bit about getting from Milan to Cinque Terre.
For your trip to Lake Como from Milan by car, by train and with a guided tour.
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Getting from Milan to Lake Como by car
You can rent a car directly from the airport in Milan city for your trips from Milan to the nearby areas!
If you choose to visit Milan for a few days, then it is not necessary to book the car directly from the airport.
You can pick it up from an office from the city at the end of your city tour.
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There is a pretty easy drive from the city to Lake Como.
There are around 85 kilometres from Milan to Bellagio and about 50 kilometres from Milan to Como.
So, you need approx 1- 1.5 hours to reach from Milan.
Depending on which part of the water you want to go, once you get out of Milan city the route will be different.
You follow one highway and a certain road if you head up to Como and Bellagio and to the west part of the water, and another itinerary if you head up to Lecco and the eastern part of the lake.
The road has a few tolls so prepare your money to pay your access to the highway!
With a rented car, you will have to freedom and the mobility to stop where you want, to visit what resort and small village you would like to and to discover hidden places which stay into your mind forever.
Getting from Lake Como to Milan by train
The cheapest and comfortable way to get from the centre of Milan to Lake Come is by train.
The company which owns the trains is called Trenitalia and the trains are clean, comfortable and have really good value.
There are several train stations around the water, so it is very important to know where do you want to go before buying the tickets.
Most of the trains leave Milan from Milan Central train station and in about 35 to 50 minutes you reach the city of Como, railway station Como S Giovanni.
For further towns, you will need some extra time to reach your destination and there are regional trains which link Como San Giovanni train stations with the major cities around the lake.
The most popular towns to reach by train are Como, Varenna, Lecco.
From these cities, you need to take a boat or a bus to reach famous resorts like Bellagio or Menaggio.
Train journey might be the cheapest way to travel but it might be a little complicated to reach some of Lake Como’s wonderful resorts.
But if you don’t have a problem with connections, then the train is the best option for you!
Lake Como to Milan day tour
Lake Como is the perfect day trip for those looking to escape from Milan.
Milan to Lake Como is a very simple and quick trip!
The lake is conveniently located one hour distance from Milan and offers one of the most beautiful sceneries from the northern part of Italy.
If you like to travel without any worries and to have a knowledgeable guide who can answer all your questions, then guided tours are the best option for you.
We recommend you to book a seat at Lake Como: Luxury Bus From Milan to Visit Como and Bellagio, a guided tour which starts at 8.30 in the morning and ends at 6.30 in the evening.
You will travel on a luxury bus and together with the rest of the group you will discover the beauty of the town of Como, the wonderful Bellagio resort and the amazing Madonna del Ghisallo, located in the upper part of the lake.
In the ticket price, a boat tour from Como to Bellagio is included.
Food and beverages are not included in the tour, so you have to take with you some water for the bus and pay for your lunch!
It is one of the most beautiful places in Italy with amazing sceneries and beautiful villages.
No matter if you choose to travel by car, by train or with a guided tour, the most important thing is to visit this wonderful place when you’re in Italy!