Find all the travel info you need about trains and stations around Lake Maggiore, Lugano, Varese and Como among Lombardy (Italy), Piedmont (Italy) and Canton of Ticino (Italian speaking part of Switzerland).
- Railway network Maps,
- Cross-border services (Switzerland-Italy),
- Travelling by train with your bike.
If you need any specific information ahead of your stay, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to help you.
1. Railway network Maps between Italy and Switzerland
An option to get around during your stay is by train. It's also a great way to get from Milan Malpensa airport to the lakes if you don't hire a car.
Trains connect the most important cities and towns of Lombardy with the most important cities and towns of Switzerland. The connections with Switzerland are good and consequently so are those with the rest of Europe. This is attributable to North-West line (Stresa - Domodossola - Simplon Pass - Briga) and to North line (Bellinzona - Airolo - Gotthard Pass). In the Southern Italian area, train lines arrive from Milan, Turin, Genoa and Venice.
The railways are operateded by several companies:
Trenitalia: national railway company of Italy
Trenord: an Italian regional company
SBB CFF FFS: national railway company of Switzerland
Tilo: a Swiss regional company
Remember to validate your ticket in validating machine before getting on the train if you don't buy your ticket on line.
3. Cross-border services
There are 4 cross-border railway lines connecting Milan Malpensa International Airport (Terminals 1 and 2) with the major cities of Lombardia and Switzerland:
- S10 line Como-Chiasso-Mendrisio-Bellinzona. Connection every 60 minutes
- S30 line Bellinzona–Cadenazzo–Luino–Gallarate.
- S40 line Como-Mendrisio-Varese-Malpensa Airport. Connection every 60 minutes
- S50 line Malpensa Airport-Varese-Mendrisio-Bellinzona. Connection every 60 minutes
Cross-border map between Switzerland and Italy
Cross-border lines between Switzerland and Italy
4. Travelling by train with your bike
You can transport the bike on the Italian trains. You needn't pay if the bike is packed in a bike bag. You must pay 3,50 euro if the bike is assembled. Anyway pay attention to transport conditions of the railway companies:
5. Other travel info around Swiss and Italian lakes
6. Local Tourist Information Centres
Our Tourist Information Centres are a source of inspiration for customers, with friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand to share their passion and enthusiasm for our lakes. A visit or email to one of our two main Tourist Information Centres will provide you with all the information you need to make your visit here an unforgettable experience.
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- Info Point Varese - Piazza Monte Grappa, 5 - 21100 Varese - Tel. +39 0332 281 913 - E-mail: email@example.com - Opening hours: from Monday till Saturday 9.30 – 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.30.
- Info Point Luino (on Lake Maggiore) - Viale Della Vittoria - Tel. +39 0332 543 546 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org -
Opening hours: Wed 10.00 – 13.00 and 15.00 – 18.00, Sat 10.00 – 13.00 and 15.00 – 18.00, Sun 10.00 – 13.00 and 15.00 –18.00.