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!
Funicular Railway Travel Tips
- Don’t forget to carry your camera.
Entrance Ticket Details For Funicular Railway
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 Railway Hours
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
Funicular Railway Reviews & Ratings
The ride is interesting, very steep but can be crowded. It runs quite frequently and the ride is only a few minutes. The view from Brunate is very nice. There isn't much to do in Brunate but you can get a coffee or drink and something to eat. You won't spend much time there and it is a little bit of a walk from the center of Como but probably worth the effort.
The funicolare was a great way to spend time in como for sightseeing. We did not have to dedicate more than 30 minutes to this excursion but you could spend a lot more time at the top. I wore comfortable sharing es due to spending a lot of time on my feet at the top of the mountain both touring and in line, but there are restaurants and cafes at which to sit as well.
Good attraction. Scenic view from the top station. But a lot of people in weekend, be ready for it!))
Exciting tiny funicular, that bring you on top of one hill in Como. The view is amazing, especially on top, from which it's easy to take unforgettable pictures. During the journey, you can admire also many beautiful and elegant villas. Warmly recommended
Amazing and beautiful place. You can see almost all Italy. "Must have" if you travel by North Italy