How to get to Como San Giovanni Train Station

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Como San Giovanni station information & facilities

Distance from Como San Giovanni to city center
Distance from Como San Giovanni to city center
1.6 miles (2.6 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 18: 30
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
Bus lines: C10, C30, D10
Train lines: S11, R18, SBB Regio, SBB EC
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Milan Malpensa Airport
31 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
You can take the following trains: EC, S10, S11, RE, RE80, S10, S40, R18.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi throughout the station.
ATM
ATM
Two ATM machines on W. Footbridge and South Concourse.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Located near the station.
Dining
Dining
Como Caffe
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Hertz
Information Desk
Information Desk
On the ground level.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Accessible facilities include restrooms for passengers with limited mobility, reserved parking spots, visual and sound information systems for the public, and accessible ticket counters.
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Travel from Como city centre to Como S. Giovanni train station

Como is an Italian city that lies on the southern tip of Lake Como in the northern part of Italy. One of the highlights of the city is the Gothic Como Cathedral. Como is a very popular tourist destination because of its close location to Lake Como as well as the Alps. The city boasts quite a number of art galleries, gardens, museums, theatres, parks, and palaces. If you are interested in information about the train station in Como, The Como San Giovanni Train Station offers four tracks and it's the final Italian station of the Milan-Chiasso line before it crosses into Switzerland.

About 1.5 million people pass through the station every year. While the station has multiple levels, only the ground floor is for use by passengers. Outside of the train station, passengers will find a bus stop that offers easy access to several locations in Como. One of the best ways to travel from the Como city centre to Como train station is on the Line Number 8 bus that makes the trip from the west side of town in about 8min or you can walk in about 13min.

How far is it from Como city centre to Como S. Giovanni train station?

The distance from the centre of Como to the train station in Como is less than 1.5 miles (2.3 km) if you are on the east side of the town. From this part of the city, you can take the Line 7 bus that will travel past Lake Como on the way to the station in around 11min. From here you can also make this trip by taxi in around 3min or you could even walk in about 19min.

What is the best way to get to Como S. Giovanni train station from Como city centre?

If you are starting your journey to the train station from the Giardino Publico in the centre of the city, a good way to make the trip is on the public bus route numbers 5 or 7 that make the trip in around 11 min. This bus runs throughout the day with departures occurring roughly every 15mins. If instead, you are starting your journey on the southern shore of Lake Como you can ride bus number 11 in about 8min to the station with buses running about every 15min throughout the day.

Where is/are the airport(s) in Como and how to get there?

The airport that has a location near to the city of Como is the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP). There are quite a few options to get you from the train station in Como to this airport. One of the best ways is aboard a train that can make the trip from the station to the airport in about 1h 24min. The journey involves taking the S10 or S11 train from the station to Como Camerlata, then taking the R17 to Re7 train to Saronno, and then taking the Xp1 or Xp2 line to the terminal buildings at the airport. This journey will cover roughly 31 miles (50 km).

How accessible is Como train station for those with limited mobility?

Since the entire train station is on one level the station provides a very accessible travel experience for those with limited mobility or disabilities. The station includes restrooms for passengers with limited mobility as well as reserved parking spots for disabled travellers in lots that are quite close to the station building. There are both visual and sound information systems for travellers as well as accessible ticket counters. The station offers raised sidewalks to ease access to and from trains on all the platforms. From the platforms to the main station building, the path is free of obstructions making it easy for passengers with limited mobility to travel to and from their train and the main terminal without having to navigate around any large obstacles in a sometimes crowded platform area.

Travel from Como city centre to Como train station: landscape in Como

Como Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Como S. Giovanni

According to a variety of online Omio magazines, many people prefer the comfortability of night trains. One of the most popular destinations from Como is the city of Milan and the Milan Centrale Station. There are roughly 5 train times from Como that depart from Como and head to Milan starting at around 7:30 p.m. and ending at about 10:20 p.m. that make the trip in around 40min to 1h 20min depending on whether a transfer to another train is needed or not. Another popular destination is Rome and the Rome Termini station and on this route, two different night trains leave at around 8:50 p.m. and 9:50 p.m. that make the trip in around 9h 45min with two transfers required along the route.

Traveling by train in Como: Sustainable journey

The very nature of train travel makes it a very sustainable alternative as compared to individual travellers making trips between cities themselves in automobiles. Most all of the providers on trains from Como to destinations throughout Europe carefully choose the number of trains available to maximize passengers travelling on the train and thus improving the sustainability of their operations. The largest operator of trains in Italy, Trenitalia, has a detailed plan to assess and constantly improve their environmental footprint in every part of their operation.

Local tips: Como train station points of interest

Once you arrive on a train to Como you will see that the Como San Giovanni Train Station is a very typical Italian train station in that it sits right in the heart of the city, offers easy ground transportation access to the city from the station, plus has numerous features and amenities that are valuable to travellers making their way through the station. One feature of the station is a tourist information office that can help guide visitors on their journey through the city of Como. If you happen to be waiting for a train at the station there are some options to go shopping and get something to eat to help pass the time. Some of the attractions you will find within walking distance of the station include:

  • Giardini del Tempio Voltano
  • Monumento all Resistenza Europea
  • Tempio Voltiano
  • Stadio Giuseppe Sinigaglia
  • Cimitero Monumentale

What to do in Como

The city of Como offers a great combination of history, location, and events that make it a great place for visitors. If you are someone that wants to explore some of the amazing architecture that the city has to offer you should make the trip to Tempio Voltiano that also has the added benefit of having a location right on the shore of Lake Como. The city of Como is a paradise for those that love traditional Italian cuisine. This can be in upscale fine dining spots or it can come in the form of family-run trattorias offering traditional favourites in a setting that is akin to an Italian home's dining room.

If you are someone that likes to spend their time out of doors, Como offers things like boat tours of Lake Como, trips to the Dry-stone Walls Vineyards just outside the town plus plenty of great hikes in the hills around the city. If you are an art lover you can visit galleries in the city such as the Roberta Lietti Arte Cotempranea or the Galleria D'Arte Il Salotto. If music is your thing, you can find that in Como at spots such as Max Turati and L'Offician dell Musica.

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