Directions

By Car or Public Transport

Directions2019-12-02T09:47:49+01:00

BY CAR – from Italy

The Lake Como Hostel on Google map: goo.gl/maps/SLCUpQfDz2y

GPS ADDRESS: 46.016008, 9.236062 – Via IV Novembre 106 – Menaggio, Italy.

Absolutely choose the NO FERRY option, Via Como, as you can find yourself stuck on the other side of the Lake with no Car Ferry Service.

If you get lost in town, just ask « Ostello Menaggio »

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From Milan, Milano Linate and Milano Malpensa airports and from other regions in Italy take the « autostrada » (motorway) A8 North to Laghi, then the A9 to Como Linetta Chiasso.

From the airport of Milano Bergamo – Orio al Serio, take the « autostrada » (motorway) A4 to Milano, then A8 North to Laghi, then the A9 to Como Linetta Chiasso.

Once on the A9, take the « Lago di Como » Exit (3rd exit after Como Toll Barrier). Menaggio is 30 km North of Como.

After the Menaggio sign, there is a short tunnel, the hostel is above the 3rd parking on the right after the short tunnel.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT – from Italy

From Milan:

Option 1: train to Varenna and ferry boat from Varenna to Menaggio (approx 2hrs journey). Careful! Last ferry from Varenna to Menaggio leaves at 8.00 pm (7.45 pm on Sundays).

Option 2: train from Milano Centrale or Milano Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni or from Milano Cadorna to Como Nord Lago.and C10 Bus from Como to Menaggio (approx. 2hrs journey). Careful! The last bus leaves at 8.30 pm (10.40 pm in summer time).

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From ComoBus C10 to Menaggio (approx. 55min journey). The C10 Como-Colico bus leaves from the two train stations of Como (Como S. Giovanni and Como Nord Lago) and stops right in front of the hostel. Careful! The last bus leaves at 8.30 pm (10.40 pm in summer time).

FROM ALL MILAN AIRPORTS

From Milan BergamoBus to Bergamo station, train to Varenna (via Lecco) and ferry boat from Varenna to Menaggio (approx. 2hrs journey). Careful! Last ferry to Menaggio leaves Varenna at 8.00 pm (7.45 pm on Sundays).

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From Milano MalpensaMalpensa express train to Saronno, local train to Como then C10 bus to Menaggio (approx. 2hrs journey). Careful! The last bus leaves at 8.30 pm (10.40 pm in summer time).

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From Milano LinateBus to Milan, then:

Option 1: train from Milano Centrale or Milano Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni or from Milano Cadorna to Como Nord Lago.and C10 Bus from Como to Menaggio (approx. 2hrs30 journey). Careful! The last bus leaves at 8.30 pm (10.40 pm in summer time).

Option 2: train to Varenna and ferry boat from Varenna to Menaggio (approx. 2hrs30 journey). Careful! Last ferry from Varenna to Menaggio leaves at 8.00 pm (7.45 pm on Sundays).

BY CAR – from Switzerland

The Lake Como Hostel on Google map: goo.gl/maps/SLCUpQfDz2y

GPS ADDRESS: 46.016008, 9.236062 – Via 4 Novembre 106 – Menaggio, Italy.

If you get lost in town, just ask « Ostello Menaggio »

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From Switzerland: Gotthard, Lugano Sud exit, then go to « Centro », and follow signs to Gandria, St. Moritz. Menaggio is at approx. 20km from the border.

When in Menaggio, at Lake level there is a traffic light. Go straight, after 150m there is an Total ERG gas station, after 150 more meters there is a parking lot on the left, look back above the road and you will see the Hostel with a flagged veranda.

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT – from Switzerland

From Lugano (Switzerland):

C12 Bus to Menaggio (approx. 1h journey).

Careful! In Lugano, to reach the C12 bus stop from the train station consider at least 30 minutes by public transportation/walking.

The last bus leaves at 6.45 pm. If you are unsure to be in time, it is better to proceed to Como and take the C10 Bus (see directions from Como).

USEFUL INFORMATION & LINKS

Address: Via IV Novembre 106 – 22017 Menaggio

Location: Menaggio is on the Western shores of Lake Como; about 30km north of Como and 26km east of Lugano (Switzerland).

The Lake Como Hostel on Google map: goo.gl/maps/SLCUpQfDz2y

Timetables:

Trains:

See www.trenitalia.com for long distance train schedule or www.trenord.it for local trains

Busses:

See www.asfautolinee.it/content/it/orari-rete-extraurbana for the busses timetable > Click on “Linea C10 Como-Menaggio-Colico” or « Linea C12 Menagio-Lugano » > Orario (Feriale = Weekdays: Monday to Saturday / Festivo = Holidays: Sundays and national holidays)

Ferries:

See www.navigazionelaghi.it/risultati.aspx?lake=Como for ferry schedule > pdf timetables at the bottom of the page > Car ferry (Feriale = Weekdays: Monday to Saturday / Festivo = Holidays: Sundays and national holidays)