The centre of Como is rather compact and can be covered easily on foot.
The local public transport network counts 10 urban (within city
limits) lines and 'extra-urban' (crossing city limits) (C) lines
connecting Como with most of its province centers. They are provided by
Line 1: Chiasso FS - S.Fermo (timetable)
Line 3: Lora - Grandate (timetable)
Line 4: S.Giovanni FS - Camnago V. (timetable)
Line 5: S.Giovanni FS - Civiglio (timetable)
Line 6: Maslianico - Albate (timetable)
Line 7: Sagnino - Lora (timetable)
Line 8: S.Giovanni FS - Casnate (timetable)
Line 9: P.za Cavour - Cimitero (timetable)
Line 10: Albate - Navedano (timetable)
Line 11: P.Chiasso - Bassone (timetable)
Line 12: Camerlata-S.Fermo-Tavernola (timetable)
Urban bus tickets have to be bought before boarding the bus in
newstands or bars, a ticket for a single ride costs 1€, while a ticket
for 75 minutes costs 1.05€. The complete ticket fares can be found here
Ferrovie Nord Milano
also provides other bus lines connecting Como to Varese in substitution
of the original railway line that was dismissed in the 1960s.
The funicolare (funicular)
connects the center of Como with Brunate, a small village (1800
inhabitants) on a mountain at 715 meters above sea level. The journey
takes about 7 minutes and the view is worth the trip: it can also be
the starting point for a stroll on the mountains. Timetables can be
The boats and 'aliscafi' of Navigazione Lago di Como
connect the town with most of the villages sitting on the shores of the
lake, the former are slower and right for sightseeing, the latter are
faster and make less stops.
A taxi service is provided by the Comune di Como, local phone numbers are 031-2772, and 031-261515.