How to find us

Address: Via IV Novembre 106 – 22017 Menaggio

Location: Menaggio is on the Western shores of Lake Como; about 30km north of Como and 26km east of Lugano (Switzerland).

Local Airports

Menaggio can be easily reached from four local airports:

Public Transport

a. From Milano, if you arrive in "Milano Centrale" train station before 4/5pm: train to Varenna and ferry boat from Varenna to Menaggio (approx 2 hours journey)

Take a local train from Milano Centrale to Varenna-Esino (6.70€, approx. 1h15)

See www.trenitalia.com for long distance train schedules or www.trenord.it for local trains.

Careful! If you can't catch the 5.20pm train (4.20pm on Sundays) to Varenna, you won't be in time for the last ferry Varenna-Menaggio. In that case, you should rather choose the itinerary described below

Walk from Varenna-Esino down to the ferry port in Varenna (6 minutes): goo.gl/maps/SLCUpQfDz2y

Take the ferry across the lake to Menaggio. Ferry takes 15 minutes, leaves about every hour, last ferry to Menaggio leaves at 7.55 pm (7.45 pm on Sundays).

There are later ferriesat 9.25 or 11.05 pm to Cadenabbia (9.40 pm and 10:50 pm on Sundays), which is 2.5 km South of the Hostel; a taxi or shuttle from the Hostel can be arranged, but make sure to call us in advance (+39-0344-32356)

Please check the schedule on line as timetable changes seasonally: www.navigazionelaghi.it/eng/c_orari.asp > pdf timetables at the bottom of the page > Car ferry Once in Menaggio, from the Ferry Dock, walk up 50m to the main road and the Total ERG Gas Station, then follow the sign up the small path up the hill that starts from the Gas Station. You will be at the Hostel in 2 minutes.

For Varenna ferry times go to www.navigazionelaghi.it





b. From Como: Bus C10 to Menaggio (approx. 55 minutes journey)

The C10 Como-Colico bus (4.10€ from Como to Menaggio) leaves from the two train stations of Como (Como S. Giovanni and Como Nord Lago) and stops right in front of the hostel.

Tickets:

If you arrive at Como Nord Lago (from downtown Milano or Malpensa airport), buy the ticket at the Bus Station (to your right as you walk out the station towards the Lake).

If you arrive at Como S. Giovanni (Como Central Station), buy the tickets at the Station Café, to the right as you exit the station.

Tickets can also be bought on board, with an extra charge of 1.3€.

Schedule:

The last bus leaves at 10.40pm. Buses do run on Sundays (with less frequency, but well spread throughout the day).

Please check the schedule on line as timetable changes seasonally: www.sptlinea.it > Click on the left menu on “LINEE E ORARI IN PDF” > Click on “RETE EXTRAURBANA” > Click on “C10 Como-Menaggio-Colico”*

Once in the bus, make sure to ask the driver to stop at “Ostello Menaggio" or “Grand hotel Menaggio” (a bit less than 1h from Como)

From the bus stop , walk back 20 meters to the Total ERG Gas Station and follow the sign up the small path up the hill that starts from the Gas Station. You will be at the Hostel in 2 minutes.



*Meaning of Abbreviations:

Como Stazione Autolinee = Bus terminal in front of the Como Nord Lago train station

Como S. Giovanni FS = S. Giovanni train station in Como

Fer6 = Mon-Sat

Fer5 = Mon-Fri

Fest = Sun and Holidays (Sundays and Holidays Schedule “Festivo” is at the end of the pdf schedule, after the work day schedule “Feriale”)

Gior = daily

Scol = School days from approx. September 10 till June 10

If you come from Milano, but cannot take the 5.20pm train from Milano Centrale station to Varenna (option a), option b is the best one for you as well:

Take a train from Milano Centrale or Milano Garibaldi to Como S. Giovanni (Como Central) or from Milano Cadorna to Como Nord Lago. Follow the directions above for the C10 Bus to Menaggio.



c. From Como, if you arrive in Como before 3pm: Slow ferry to Menaggio (approx. 2 hours journey)

With good weather, you may want to try the pleasant slow ferry to enjoy the lake even on your arrival day.

Timetable:

Slow Ferries run only between April and September, there are several ferries a day (9.20, 9.50, 10.50, 12.00 am), the last one leaves the Como Ferry Docks at about 3.20 pm.

Please check the schedule on line as timetable changes seasonally: www.navigazionelaghi.it/eng/c_orari.asp > Pdf timetables to the right bottom > Ferry Service Como-Colico-Como, notes are in English.

Please note that the timetable also includes the more expensive fast ferries (SR) and that some ferries don't make it all the way to Menaggio, so have a look at the duration of the journey and follow the arrows to Menaggio on the time table to choose the right ferry.

The ticket to Menaggio – to be bought at the ticket office of the pier – costs about 10.40€ (reduction for children and for seniors).

The Como Ferry Dock:

To go to the Ferry Dock from Como S. Giovanni station: walk down the stairs in front of the Station, walk 5 minutes to your left. At the 2nd traffic light there is a Carrefour Supermarket to your right, walk right about 5–10 minutes along the Lakeshore Park, until your reach the Lake and the Ferry dock.

To go to the Ferry Dock from the Como Nord Lago station: just walk 5 minutes to your left as you walk out the station towards the Lake.

The Como Ferry Dock on google map: goo.gl/maps/yfBT78ZNyKQ2

Once in Menaggio, from the Ferry Dock, walk up 50m to the main road and the Total ERG Gas Station, then follow the sign up the small path up the hill that starts from the Gas Station. You will be at the Hostel in 2 minutes.





d. From Milan Bergamo Airport: Bus to Bergamo station, train to Varenna and ferry boat from Varenna to Menaggio (Approx. 2 hours journey)

Take the airport bus to Bergamo station (2.3€, approx. 15 minutes), then take the train to Varenna-Esino (change in Lecco) (5.50€, approx. 1 hour 15)

Careful! From Bergamo the train to Lecco leaves from an end track to the right as you enter the train area.

See www.trenord.it for train schedules. Click on the + sign (Info) for details on the connection in Lecco.

Walk from Varenna-Esino down to the ferry port in Varenna (6 minutes): gl/maps/exHovfAsJpw

Take the ferry across the lake to Menaggio. Ferry takes 15 minutes, leaves about every hour, last ferry to Menaggio leaves at 7.55 pm (7.45 pm on Sundays).

There are later ferries at 9.25 or 11.05 pm to Cadenabbia (9.40 pm and 10:50 pm on Sundays), which is 2.5 km South of the Hostel; a taxi or shuttle from the Hostel can be arranged, but make sure to call us in advance (+39-0344-32356).

Please check the schedule on line as timetable changes seasonally: www.trenord.it for the train schedule. Click on the + sign (Info) for details on the Saronno connection.

Take the bus C10 (4.10€, 1h) or, if you arrive in Como before 3 pm, consider the Slow Ferry option (10.40€, 2 hours) to Menaggio.

See above (Options b and c) for precise directions.





f. From Milano Linate airport: Bus to Milan, train to Como then C10 bus or slow ferry to Menaggio (Approx. 2 to 3 hours journey, depending if you chose the bus or the ferry)

Option 1 (the advantage: possible visit to Como / slow ferry to Menaggio):

- Take the Bus to "Milano Centrale" station (5€, approx. 25 minutes).

- Take the train to Como S. Giovanni. See www.trenord.it for the train schedule.

- Take the bus C10 (4.10€, 1h) or, if you arrive in Como before 3 pm, consider the Slow Ferry Option (10.40€, 2 hours) to Menaggio. See above (Options b and c) for precise directions.



Option 2 (faster itinerary):

- Take the Bus to "Milano Centrale" station (5€, approx. 25 minutes).

- Take a local train from Milano Centrale to Varenna-Esino (6.70€, approx. 1h15). See www.trenitalia.com for long distance train schedules or www.trenord.it for local trains.



Careful!Last train from Milano Centrale to Varenna-Esino allowing you to be in time for the ferry Varenna-Menaggio is at 5.20pm. If you leave Milano later, please see Option b above.

Walk from Varenna-Esino down to the ferry port in Varenna (6 minutes): gl/maps/exHovfAsJpw

Take the ferry across the lake to Menaggio. Ferry takes 15 minutes, leaves about every hour, last ferry to Menaggio leaves at 7.55 pm (7.45 pm on Sundays).

There are later ferries at 9.25 or 11.05 pm to Cadenabbia (9.40 pm and 10:50 pm on Sundays), which is 2.5 km South of the Hostel; a taxi or shuttle from the Hostel can be arranged, but make sure to call us in advance (+39-0344-32356).

Please check the schedule on line as timetable changes seasonally: www.navigazionelaghi.it/eng/c_orari.asp > pdf timetables at the bottom of the page > Car ferry

Once in Menaggio, from the Ferry Dock, walk up 50m to the main road and the Total ERG Gas Station, then follow the sign up the small path up the hill that starts from the Gas Station. You will be at the Hostel in 2 minutes.





g. From Lugano (Switzerland): C12 Bus to Menaggio (Approx. 1 hour journey)

Bus stop and tickets:

To reach the C12 bus stop from the train station consider at least 30 minutes by public transportation/walking: take the Funicular to downtown, then walk South 20 minutes to the Cassarate Lido.

If you are considering the idea of taking a taxi, please note that taxis are expensive in Switzerland (approx. 30 CHF for the ride from the train station to the bus stop.

Tickets are sold in a kiosk in front of the Swimming pool (Piscina) (ticket Lugano-Menaggio, 7 Chf).

The C12 bus stops behind the kiosk on the other side of the parking Lot. Beware the sign is very small: ask at the kiosk.



Schedule:

Careful! If you expect to arrive to Lugano later than 6pm, it is better to proceed to Como and take the C10 Bus, see directions above, Option b.

The last bus leaves at 6.45 pm.

Please check the schedule on line as timetable changes seasonally: www.sptlinea.it > Click on the left menu on “LINEE E ORARI IN PDF” > Click on “RETE EXTRAURBANA” > Click on “C12 Menaggio-Lugano”*

Once in the bus, make sure to ask the driver to stop at “Hotel Bellavista” in Menaggio (1h from Lugano).

From the bus stop, walk back 150 meters, pass the traffic light to the Total ERG Gas Station and follow the sign up the small path up the hill that starts from the Gas Station. You will be at the Hostel in 5 minutes.



*Meaning of Abbreviations:

Fer6 = Mon-Sat

Fer5 = Mon-Fri

Fest = Sun and Holidays (Sundays and Holidays Schedule “Festivo” is at the end of the pdf schedule, after the work day schedule “Feriale”)

Gior = daily

By Car

The Hostel on Google map: goo.gl/maps/SLCUpQfDz2y

GPS ADDRESS: 46.016008, 9.236062 - Via 4 Novembre 106 - Menaggio, Italy.

Absolutely choose the NO FERRY option, Via Como, as you can find yourself stuck on the other side of the Lake with no Car Ferry Service.

If you intentionally want to go to Varenna or to Bellaggio (respectively on the other shore and in the middle of the Lake), please note that the Car Ferry Service to Menaggio stops around 7pm.

Later Car Ferries to Cadenabbia (2.5 km South of the Hostel) are available from Bellagio. The last Car Ferry is at 11.25 pm on work days / 11.30pm on Sundays.

Please check the schedule on line as timetable changes seasonally: www.navigazionelaghi.it/eng/c_orari.asp > pdf timetables at the bottom of the page > Car ferry



a. From Milan, Milano Linate and Milano Malpensa airports and from other regions in Italy take the “autostrada” (motorway) A8 North to Laghi, then the A9 to Como Linetta Chiasso.

b. b. From the airport of Milano Bergamo - Orio al Serio , take the “autostrada” (motorway) A4 to Milano, then A8 North to Laghi, then the A9 to Como Linetta Chiasso.

Once on the A9, take the “Lago di Como” Exit (3rd exit after Como Toll Barrier).

Menaggio is 30 km North of Como.

After the Menaggio sign, there is a short tunnel, the hostel is above the 3rd parking on the right after the short tunnel.

If you get lost in town just ask for “Ostello Menaggio”.

c. From Switzerland:

Gotthard, Lugano Sud exit, then go to “Centro”, and follow signs to Gandria, St. Moritz. Menaggio is at approx. 20km from the border.

When in Menaggio, at Lake level there is a traffic light. Go straight, after 150m there is an Total ERG gas station, after 150 more meters there is a parking lot on the left, look back above the road and you will see the Hostel with a flagged veranda.

If you get lost in town just ask for “Ostello Menaggio”.


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