You have spent hours informing yourself about the best things to see in Lake Como, its villas and the experiences you can have in one of the most beautiful places in the world, but now, how to get there? Does Lake Como have an airport?
The short answer is that no, Lake Como does not have its own airport, but there are as many as 3 within a very short distance and all located in the Milan area.
How then to find the closest airport to Lake Como? In this article you will find an overview of the 3 closest airports (all within about an hour and a half of Lake Como), allowing you to take a bus, regional train, car or cab and travel with pleasure to your desired destination.
Before we begin with this overview, however, remember that if you need to find a top-notch Italy business class flight, you should start your search early. The tourist season in Italy and Lake Como is almost year-round, so searching for cheap deals may take some time. Now, without further ado, let’s go in search of the most convenient airport!
MXP: Milano-Malpensa Airport
Milano-Malpensa Airport is the best airport to land if you want to reach the city of Como and, in general, the towns located on the western side of the lake (such as Argegno, Tremezzina and Bellagio).
Malpensa Airport offers an extensive shuttle service to downtown Milan, but if you want to reach the city of Como (in about an hour and a half trip) and the neighboring towns by public transportation, you won’t need to go through the Lombard capital: thanks to the Malpensa Express train, which runs to Milan, you can get off at Saronno and change for Como.
From the city of Como, you can then reach the central lake towns by bus service or by boat.
Find out how to get to Lake Como from Milano-Malpensa Airport!
LIN: Milano-Linate Airport
Milano-Linate Airport is located just outside Milan, so it is very convenient if you plan to visit the big city before heading to Lake Como.
In any case, taking one of the many shuttles that connect the airport with Milan’s central station and from there the direct train to Como will take only slightly longer than the time it takes to reach Lake Como from Malpensa.
This airport is also a good option especially for reaching Como and the towns on the western side.
Find out how to get to Lake Como from Milano-Linate Airport!
BGY: Bergamo (Orio al Serio) Airport
The airport in Orio al Serio, a small town in the province of Bergamo (about a 40-minute drive from Milan), is the closest airport to the eastern side of Lake Como and is therefore a good choice if you want to reach Lecco (1 hours 15 by public transport) or Varenna (2 hours 20).
Once you arrive in Varenna, you can also take the boat and reach many other important tourist resorts on the lake (including Bellagio, Menaggio, and Tremezzina).
Note: navigation service in the city of Lecco and neighboring towns is less efficient and is limited to the summer season.
Find out how to get to Lake Como from Bergamo airport!
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