How to get there

Getting to Lake Como is simple. A range of airlines fly daily to Milan's two airports including British Airways, BMI Baby, Alitalia and Easyjet; Malpensa International Airport, to the northwest, is 40 miles from Como and has a bus service to the town of Como. The smaller Linate Airport to the east serves flights from Europe and within Italy and is connected to Milan by bus service.

Should you wish to travel by train Lake Como lies on the Milan to Switzerland line. The train stops in the town of Como, the main town on the lake where there is a tourist office in Piazza Cavour. The Ferrovia Nord Milano, a small train line that leaves Como from Via Manzoni, runs only between Como and Milan and is extremely useful when visiting Milan for a day.

Ferries link the major villages and towns of Lake Como, providing both a good form of public transportation and a good way to do some sightseeing from the lake. There is also a bus system to villages around the lake.

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