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  • Irishfamily183
    Lurgan, United Kingdom44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the trip - go early!
    One of the best funicular experiences with lots to see and dear along track. Worth the wait. Two train run on a 15 minute cycle timed so that they can pass half way down Go early. The queues on way back were massive!!!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 3, 2023
  • JAW
    26 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views from above
    If visiting Como it's worth a trip up by "train" to Brunate. You can find the Funicolare Brunate if you follow the edge of the lake, where it goes up to the village above. Brunate has some impressive views so it's a great place to visit. There are also a few gifts shops and cafes and if you want to you can explore further into nearby villages. Very busy but worth it.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • WanderingAroundTheWorld
    St Helens, United Kingdom5,639 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice views across the lake, but not much to do except the lighthouse (30-45 min steep walk)
    We decided to take the funicular from Como to Brunate in the hope to experience some views down across the lake, and we’re not disappointed. The funicular was not busy when we arrived at approx 5pm, and we took the short journey up with a Takeaway aperol spritz from the cafe opposite the ticket booth, which was a lovely touch. Sadly, we did not realise the walk to the lighthouse was 60-90 mins round trip from the funicular station so we were unable to do this walk (apparently quite steep) as we didn’t have enough time for the next fast ferry across to bellagio. Other than the lighthouse there isn’t much else to do or see in Brunate.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 4, 2023
  • Larisa
    Bucharest, Romania494 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view
    It’s a Must attraction when in Como! The view is amazing! There is always a line there to buy the ticket (which was 6.10 eur each). The ride it lasts 5 minutes and there are several rides per day. In the funiculare you can stand or sit down, depending on how crowded it is, but either way, is worth it.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • twistedpretender
    Chatham, United Kingdom113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Well who doesn’t love a funicular railway! This one is quite something though, definitely the longest and highest one I have experienced. The ride to the top took about 7 or 8 minutes, and the views from the top were wonderful, looking out across the lake and mountains beyond. We enjoyed a leisurely stroll and a welcome beer at the friendly cafe bar at the top, a cold beer just the thing on a hot day.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Jules B
    42 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great view
    Long queue and no way to book. When you finally get on, it's a quick shuttle to the top. Lighthouse isn't as accessible as i initially thought, and we decided against the 35 min walk in the heat. Despite this, there are fabulous areas to take pictures. Highly recommend whilst you are in como.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 27, 2023
  • AndyP1998
    Wakefield, United Kingdom1,049 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expect long Queues
    And no better going down. A funicular is always a great experience and if you are lucky to be able to see lake Como from where you are sat/stood, great views. Bit of a problem if you have a mobility issue cos few seats so if you need a seat, stand on the platform and a staff member will ask someone to stand for you. If it’s hazy when you get off the funicular its really not worth the 35 minute very strenuous walk to the lighthouse unless you intend walking up it or you want a real workout. It’s actually quite difficult walking down if it was a struggle for you going up.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • R_33
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning
    Stunning. I strongly advise to either do this at sunrise / sunset to appreciate the breathtaking views. If your lucky, hop in the lowest carriage if you want to film the ascend / descend. Don’t stress too much. There are plenty of spots to take pictures, and a few little cafes once you’re at the top 🙂
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 4, 2023
  • MarioTurcarelli
    Dingley Village, Australia513 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On top of the world Lake Como-Brunate, Cable car
    A great ride to the top of the mountain. It did not cost much for a return ticket, and getting on and off the cable car was orderly. Best views are in the first carriage at the Como end where you can watch the lake change shape on your 8 minute ride to the top. When you get to the top there is not much to do or see unless you book the shuttle for 5 Euro return to the lighthouse. It is here where you get to photograph the great view, or have a coffee or lunch with a great view.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • youngtraveller685
    Shropshire, United Kingdom59 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views
    The views at the top are absolutely stunning, definitely worth it if you like a natural view. The queue to get on is long and snakes into the road - perhaps needs more thinking on how this can work better. There is an option at the top to get a bus to the lighthouse or walk, it depends how long you’ve got.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
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rdrubek
Juan-les-Pins, France84 contributions
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Oct 2020 • Couples
It runs about every 10 minutes, now with Covid restrictions first you have to get a ticket from the machine inside on the left (one for each person) to give you a number indicating when can you buy your ticket (5-7€ head, not sure) and enter the inside of the station.

On the top there are bars and restaurants with amazing view. Just a word of warning, the Volta lighthouse is marked as a 15-20 minute walk, which is pretty accurate apart from the fact the is on the steepest uphill path we have seen in a while. The lighthouse is amazing and you have 360 view, but I'd suggest to walk up there in hiking booths. A few restaurants around the top, popular with locals, it's worth booking as we were shooed away, no free place inside.
Written October 8, 2020
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Flyer704135
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Jul 2020 • Business
Your ticket sales system is among the stupidest, most inefficient thing I've ever seen.  Even by Italian government standards of inefficiency.

Your ticket seller only sells tickets for the funicolare about to depart.  When it is full, he just sits there for ten minutes, while a hundred people are melting in the summer sun outside waiting to buy a ticket!  Why not sell all the tickets for all the rides at once?  One could buy a ticket for a journey a few hours later, and go sit in the shade, or do something else.  You are wasting thousands of peoples time, and wasting your own employee's labor.

In addition, you provide no shade, no explanation for the insane waiting time, and no enforcement of social distancing in the line.

Come on Italy, you should be smarter than that.
Written July 14, 2020
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Hester W
Amsterdam, The Netherlands86 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Because of corona only 17 people can go up at the same time. Yesterday at 11 am the tickets were already sold out until 3pm. We had a lunch reservation in Brunate so decided to take an Uber to Brunate, or actually the lighthouse on top of the mountain. This cost us 33 euros.
Walking down to Brunate I was rather glad I did not have had to climb up to the lighthouse in the heat. Walking down was fine.

We then were able to purchase tickets from a machine (cash!) and went down to Como in the funicular after lunch without any issue.
Written July 20, 2020
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Janet M
Cordova, TN629 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This funicular railway (cable car) goes from Como near the lake waterfront to the top of a hill in the village of Brunate. The line has operated since 1894, and is used by both tourists and local residents. Since this is one of the main attractions in the area, be prepared for long lines to purchase tickets and lots of people on the cable cars. The fare on the cable car up and back was 5.70 Euros per person. The ride time (one way) was about 7-10 minutes. Ensure you hold on to your ticket because you will need it to board the funicular to return to Como. The views of Como from Brunate are breathe-taking.
Written December 28, 2021
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SydneyPerla
Sydney632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Ok, the little funicular up to Brunate is cool itself. But man, what a view once up there. You can not only see the lake from above but also the Swiss Alps when the weather is clear. The funicular runs every 20-30min when I remember it right. A return ticket is 5.70 euros,quite affordable. Make sure to get a window seat for the 15min trip. If you wanna enjoy even more spectacular views take the steep way up to the lighthouse. It is really steep and sometimes the way is quite a challenge. At some point we took the street. They way then is longer but not as steep. The view from the lighthouse is amazing. The hiking path is not suitable for people in wheelchairs or kids in strollers.
Written February 28, 2020
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The_Coach55
Ruislip, UK1,140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
The funicular is around a mile away from Como San Giovanni station on foot. Much of the walk is pleasant along the lake front.

I visited on a Monday afternoon and there is invariably a long queue and as a consequence, the carriages are pretty crowded.

The journey takes around about ten minutes up to Brunate.

There are sightseeing and eating/drinking opportunities in Brunate, but I did not have time to enjoy these.

There was another queue and a crowded return journey back to Como.

The return fare was €5.70 payable by card at the kiosk.
Written October 14, 2022
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Nichola C
Bridge of Weir, UK122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had to do this as we could see it going up and down from our hotel.
Had the misfortune of going onto it with a group of tourists and some teenagers who had mountain bikes.
Typically no staff checking so the actual train was standing room only with bikes on board and no staff.
Worth the trip down though less busy and good views just 5 minute journey and cold at the top.
Written February 16, 2020
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Ash
Amersfoort, The Netherlands135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Fun ride to the top of the mountain and to the little town of Brunate. Price is 5.70 Euro per person over 12 and cheaper for under 12 for a return trip. Most days it runs every 15 min. Be prepared to wait for your trip down. Great views from the top. You can go hiking as well. It starts with first trip 6am. Last trip down is 10pm, so make sure you’re in line early to go back down. Read the history when you are at the top!
Written March 6, 2022
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Roberto
Milano Marittima, Italy34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Nice romance.the tickets for € 5.50 for a tour are very cheap, we hoped for a little more. There are 20 seats, of which we got hold of them, but there was no limit to the number of people.
More and more passengers got on and after a few minutes you felt like you were on the New York subway.

But the ride itself is a minor matter. The goal is crucial. And it's so beautiful up there.
Written June 30, 2020
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Poppy S
Berkshire, UK96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Once you reach the top point of the tram, the view is very pretty and amazing to see the lake from above. Would recommend.

However, the ticket system for the tram is confusing as the machine is only in Italian and you are allocated a slot later in the day to come back for the tram, although this isn’t explained. We arrived at the ticket machine at 2.30ish but couldn’t get onto the tram until approx 4.30pm.
Written September 12, 2020
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