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C30 Bus In Nesso

C30 Bus from Como to Bellagio stopping in Nesso.

This is the C30 bus from Como to Bellagio (on Lake Como) at the stop in Nesso.

The route starts at Como San Giovanne station (trains from Milano Centrale and Switzerland), goes along the lake front past Como Lago Nord station (trains from Milano Cadorna and Malpensa via Saronno) and continues to Bellagio via Nesso.

The C32 also follows this route but does not continue on to Bellagio.

It takes about 40 minutes by bus from Como to Nesso and about 30 minutes from Nesso to Bellagio.

Timetables

Timetables for all Como area buses are available online here.

N.B.  Be careful on the weekend!  Many buses do not run on Sundays and public holidays, and some only run Monday to Friday (the school run).

I used the buses for years when I lived in Nesso.  They are usually on time.  The only frustrations are their infrequency on the weekend, and that the last bus is quite early: about 8pm.

Where to buy tickets.

Tickets can be bought at the bus station in Como (across the roundabout from Como Lago Nord station) or at shops and cafés nearby many of the bus stops.  The cost of the ticket depends upon how far you want to travel, so you need to say where you are traveling to. As Nesso is halfway between Como and Bellagio it costs the same for both journeys, so you can use the same ticket for either.

If you are arriving at Como San Giovanne station buy tickets at the station café and the stop is directly outside the door.  If you are arriving at Como Lago Nord station the stop is right outside the station as you walk towards the lake, but you’ll need to cross over the round-about to buy your tickets from the station.

In Nesso you can buy tickets at a shop below the road near to Hotel Tre Rose.  The shop keeps rather erratic hours, and is likely to be closed between midday and 4pm.

Having said all this, if the bus arrives before you’ve organised tickets you can just hop on and the driver will stop at one of the places en-route where you are able to buy them. He will wait while you pop in and do so.  It’s rather a leap of faith to leave your luggage on the bus, go into a crowded café and buy bus tickets in a foreign language, all the while worrying if the driver will get impatient and drive off.  If you’ve never done it before and don’t speak Italian this can be very confusing and uncomfortable.  Better to get your tickets in advance if you have time!

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