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Guide to Como San Giovanni Train Station

Guide to Como San Giovanni Train Station

The main train station in the town of Como, on the eponymous lake in northern Italy, is Como San Giovanni station. It was originally opened in 1875, though the current building dates from 1949 - it needed to be rebuilt after World War II.

Como San Giovanni station has four tracks and is used by only two lines, but they are important regional lines. This is one end of the Como-Lecco line, and the final Italian station on the Milan-Chiasso line before the train crosses the border into Switzerland to arrive at Chiasso station. Roughly 1.5 million people pass through the station each year.

 

Though Como San Giovanni has multiple levels, only the ground level is used by passengers. On this level you’ll find ticket sales, tourist information, restrooms, and places to shop or get a bite to eat. There are no left luggage facilities at the Como train station.

 

Outside the train station is a bus station from which you can not only reach central Como but also other cities around Lake Como.

Journey Information

See below for details on traveling from nearby Milan to Como San Giovanni.

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