Funicular RailwayCurrently 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
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!
- Don’t forget to carry your camera.
Como funicular price -
- Single ticket: € 3Return ticket: € 5.50Single reduced ticket: € 2Return reduced ticket: € 3.20
Funicular como promotional fares -
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 como opening times -
- Everyday: 6 am - 10:30 pm
- On saturday and summer: 6 am to 12 am
- Ristorante Bar Giuliani Di Carmine Giuliani- Como
- Trattoria del cacciatore- Brunate
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95% of people who visit Como include Funicular Railway in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
61.49% of people start their Funicular Railway visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Funicular Railway
94.6% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Funicular Railway
Efficient funicular service. No delays. Would suggest walking up to the very top of Brunate to see the view of Como below you. Crazy walk up especially for the elderly and children. But Really really worth the 30minute upward walk. Once at the top, it’s a nice place to chill for an hour or so.
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.
Putting the 'fun' into 'funicolare'! Well-run, inexpensive way to get a bird's eye view of Como, while travelling up to charming sister-village Brunate. Great stuff, bring your camera.
The view is quite nice. Not really expensive (5,5 € for two way ticket), and quite fast way of transportation (around 10 min). On the other hand it's pretty crowded but I suppose it depends on the time of the day. The ticket office is the worst, guy takes his time and queue can last an hour. Interesting tourist attraction but if you have any other way of getting up the mountain like traveling by car or you do not care for an hour hike I would choose not using Funicolare.
Nice ride to the top and Brunate town. Quite fine view also. It could have been less hot inside, thats only complaint