Best travel option from Bern to Lake Como

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mprades
mprades
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Jun 6, 2018 - 5:11 AM

we will be in bern and need to travel by train july 29 to lake como . which would be the best option for getting there . is it really necessary to go to milan first and then on to como ? please need info. thanks so much for help.

rockoyster
rockoyster
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Jun 6, 2018 - 6:12 AM in reply to mprades

What is you criteria for "best"? Quickest or more scenic? Which part of Lake Como are you seeking to get to? It's a big lake.

The SBB Timetable (www.myswissalps.com/ti metable) will show you the quickest route by default. If you are not familiar with using the timetable it will pay to first read the instructions on that page.

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Jun 6, 2018 - 4:42 PM

I would say:-

Bern to Olten and change

Olten to Lugano and change for a regional train, or Olten to Milano Centrale via Chiasso which will stop in Como.

PS- Don’t get on the Milano Centrale train via Stresa otherwise you’ll waste an hour or so changing in Milan.

I highly recommend Lake Lugano over Como;)

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