Directions to Lake Como Youth Hostel La Primula
Map & Directions
Menaggio is on the Western shores of Lake Como, about 30 km North of Como, 26 km. East of Lugano (Switzerland). It is perfectly located in the Centre of the Lake. It is an ideal location to visit the other places on the Lake by boat or bus, and in less than an hour by bus you can reach Lugano (Switzerland).
The Hostel can be reached by train from Milano either to Varenna (then 15 minutes by ferry to Menaggio, the Hostel is right above the ferry landing) or to Como (then one hour with the C10 bus stopping right under the hostel, last bus at 8.24 pm). Last ferry from Varenna is at 7.40 pm (to Menaggio) or 10.35 pm (to Cadenabbia, 3 km South of the Hostel, 9.40 pm on Sundays). Or by train to Lugano, then one hour C12 bus (last bus at 6.40 pm) from the Cassarate Bus Stop (in front of the Lugano Lido).
Fly to Milan Malpensa, Linate or Bergamo (low cost airports) then by Train from Malpensa (change in Saronno, then catch the train to Como Nord Lago, then C10 bus to Menaggio, see above), or by train from Bergamo to Lecco, then to Varenna, then by ferry. From airports by train and bus it is approx 120 minutes, by car 90 minutes.
By car from Switzerland: Gotthard, Lugano, Italian border, 20 km to Menaggio. By car from other regions in Italy: get off the autostrada A9 at Lago di Como Exit, Menaggio is 30 km north of Como. For GPS the address is Via IV Novembre 106, Menaggio, from Como absolutely choose the no ferry option, otherwise you will find yourself on the oyther side of the Lake with no ferry after 7.40 pm.
For local trains from Milan to Como or Varenna see: www.trenord.it
For C10 or C12 bus see www.sptlinea.it ==>>linee e orari ===>> orario linee in PDF ===>>> extraurbana lago then C10 or C12 bus:
Feriale or Fer6 means work days Mon. to Sat., Fer5 means Mon. Fri. Scol means School days (Mon.Sat from Sept 15 to June 10).
Festivo or Fest means Sundays and Public Holidays (Easter, Easter Monday, April 25th, May 1st, June 2nd, Aug. 15th, Nov. 1st.)