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Switzerland to Como

I will be leaving Grindelwald and traveling to Lake Como, and from there to Genoa. I chose the town of Menaggio as it seemed it would take less travel time to get there. Planning on taking the train to Lugano and i read that there was a bus ( about an hour long trip) from there to Menaggio. Does this itinerary make sense to you? Now I'm thinking it is going to take longer than I anticipated and wondering if I should spend the night in Lugano. Help! I'm getting nervous!

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Makes perfect sense. It takes about 5 1/2 hours going through Luzern. Then some time before the next bus to Menaggio. Here is the schedule, but check that it is current. Travel on a weekday because the bus schedule is reduced on weekends. http://www.menaggio.com/ita/e-lakes/Orari_bus.pdf
Going to Genoa, you could take the ferry to Como, then a Trenord train to Milano Centrale then IC train to Genoa, or return to Lugano on the bus from there and take the train connecting to Genoa.

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Thanks so much! One more thing- do I catch the bus at the train station or in town?

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The bus station for Menaggio is actually about a half mile from the train station at Campo Marzio and Viale Cassarate. There is a city bus that connects them. Inquire at the train station.