Funicular Railway

Currently Open [Closes at 10:30 pm]
  • Address: Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, Como, Italy
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 10:30 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 6 EUR
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Train Ride

Funicular Railway - Review

The Funicular Railway has linked Lake Como and Brunate since 1894 and is still the quickest way of travelling between these two towns. A trip on the Como-Brunate Funicular Railway offers stunning views and an opportunity to see panoramic views of rural Como, all whilst having an enjoyable jaunt on a train!

The Funicular Railway marked the start of an industrial tourism revolution in Como, as it was built at a time when many transport links in the area were expanding to create a network between local towns. In 1911 the traction system changed from steam to electricity and the canon which makes a daily salute at noon possible was installed in 1912. Today the Funicular railway Como is run by ATM and is accords to all environmental and safety regulations despite its age!

As you glide along the cliff sides on the funicular Como Italy you will be able to see for miles, glancing over the epic azure lake, clusters of traditional Italian houses and sweeping mountainsides. The journey itself lasts just over ten minutes and once you reach Brunate you have the choice of sitting down with a drink from the little bar to take in the glorious views or alternatively you can go for a bit of an explore.

There are some great walks with the Pissarottino Spring just a few minutes away, a spot from which you can see Funicular Lake Como, Villa d’Este and Monte Rosa. It’s actually possible to walk back down to Como from the spring, either following the railway or you can adapt your route to pass by the fifteenth century former convent Eremo di San Donato. A lovely lighthouse stands at about a mile’s walk away from the station too if you fancy something nautical. You can also climb even higher up the mountains; take a bus to visit San Maurizio and Cao or take a wander to Monte Piatto and down to Torno where you can make a day of it and catch a boat back to Como funicular. A combination of mountain and ocean travel will ensure you see Como from every possible angle, all of which are pretty wonderful. Just make sure that you check boat departure times!

Funicular Railway Information

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Funicular Railway Ticket Prices

Como funicular price -

  • Single ticket: € 3Return ticket: € 5.50Single reduced ticket: € 2Return reduced ticket: € 3.20

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Adult groups (min. 15) -

  • Single ticket: € 2.60
  • Return ticket: € 4.6

Student groups (min. 15) -

  • Single ticket: € 1.80
  • Return ticket: € 2.90

Funicular Railway Opening and Closing Hours

Funicular como opening times -

  • Everyday: 6 am - 10:30 pm
  • On saturday and summer: 6 am to  12 am

Restaurants Near Funicular Railway

  • Ristorante Bar Giuliani Di Carmine Giuliani- Como
  • Trattoria del cacciatore- Brunate

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  • Funicular Railway Address: Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, Como, Italy
  • Funicular Railway Timing: 06:00 am - 10:30 pm
  • Funicular Railway Price: 6 EUR
  • Time required to visit Funicular Railway: 00:30 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Funicular Railway

  • 95% of people who visit Como include Funicular Railway in their plan

  • 64.06% of people start their Funicular Railway visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Funicular Railway

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

93.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Funicular Railway

People normally club together In Riva Al Lago and Cathedral Of Como while planning their visit to Funicular Railway.

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Funicular Railway, Como Reviews

  • Generally always seems to be a bit of a queue but it goes down quickly. It's definitely worth taking the trip up. If you're lucky enough to get a good spot there are some excellent views as you travel up, but equally spectacular once you reach the top. Very peaceful and serene once you reach Brunate with brilliant views. It was a little overcast when we visited late afternoon, but still worth the trip. Nice to spend some time wandering. There's a nice seating area by the church, where you can enjoy great views over the lake.

  • The funicular is a picturesque way to get to Brunate from Como. There's a car going up (or coming down) every 15 minutes, and the views from on top are beautiful. The cars and the funicular itself are very well maintained.

  • A steep yet immensely exhilarating funicular. Taking ascent on this engineering marvel is akin to having your own chairlift to heaven. As the sun bursts through the opening at the top you cannot help but feel otherworldly. A humbling experience indeed. Descending is equally as impressive and for a fleeting moment, you can imagine yourself a Maharaja trekking through the Himalayas by elephant.

  • Nice funicular railway climbing some 600-700 meters on the east of Como. Roundtrip ticket is around 5.5 euro and runs every 15 min (30 min at some off peak hours) until 24.00 during the summer I understand. In the weekend long queues so better during off peak times/days. Quite steep (I recall some 40/50 % steep rate). One trip uphill takes 8 minutes. You end up high enough to see Como as if from an airplane (you have a better view from the Panorama-Belvedere point some 100-200 meters exiting on the left and goind down the road. There are some shops and restaurants at the uphill station. I would say a must if you visit Como and want to get a glimpse of the city from a vantage point and also see the lake from distance.

  • Great daily transport for me. Good hours and good resident prices. Obviously the view is also spectacular! The only downside is Sundays: it becomes VERY unfriendly for my stroller. My kid is 1 so it's impossible to go out without a stroller, but they close the lower gate forcing you to enter through the upper entry which requires me to do some 60-80 steps ALONE WITH MY STROLLER. Then even if I make it up there, I can't fit through the upper entrance turnstiles and I certainly cannot lift my stroller and baby alone. Thank God there's always someone there to help... someone or more like some million. Sunday is also super packed. Please, make an option for pushchairs!!!!!!

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