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Avidtraveller Jul 27th, 2004 06:48 PM

Train station/Ferry stop Varenna
 
We are travelling into Varenna railway station and wish to get to the ferry stop for the trip to Bellagio. How far is the station from the ferry. We do not wish to walk - is there a bus or a taxi?

Lady Jul 27th, 2004 07:15 PM

We did the walk from the train station to town (and beyond, actually). I'm terrible with distances, but it wasn't far and all downhill, but there were taxis at the station as well.

TopMan Jul 28th, 2004 01:09 AM

The walk from the station to the ferry dock takes approximately 10 minutes...it is downhill all the way.

Usually, taxis meet every train that arrives.

GAC Jul 28th, 2004 06:21 AM

The distance is roughly 700 yards. Ten minutes on foot, downhill. There are usually one or two taxis at the station meeting arriving trains. Skip the taxi unless it's raining or you have heavy luggage.

Jean Jul 28th, 2004 06:04 PM

700 yards? I'd guess less...

TopMan Jul 29th, 2004 12:36 AM

Believe me, the operative term on this "journey of a very short lifetime" is DOWNHILL.

Does your luggage roll? Hop on and ride it if nothing else!

At the bottom while you've hanging around and waiting for the next ferry, stop into the litle hotel/cafe across the street and have a drink and start hanging out..you've finally arrived at THE lake! Enjoy.

GAC Jul 29th, 2004 06:43 AM

Let's say about 500 yards and 6 minutes on foot.

adrienne Jul 29th, 2004 10:25 AM

Walk. It's so easy and the train station is close to the ferry (no more than 7 minutes if you are walking slowly). There may be a taxi. When I arrived there was 1 taxi but it had already been taken.


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