From Malpensa take the A336
to the A8, take the Milan direction then head off on
the A9 toward Porlezza and Switzerland. Take the Lomazzo
exit and head toward Lecco on the SS35 and then the SS36.
Turn off this autostrada to Varenna and Mandello. Distance
is approximately 107Km. You will need to take the ferry
across to Menaggio from here. From Menaggio take the
SS340 through Piano Porlezza
& San Pietro Sovera
to Porlezza. This road leads onto Cima, Cressogno, Valsoda,
Oria (Italy) and into Gandria (Swiss) across the border.
From Linate, take the A1 toward Monza, then the A4,
West, then join the A9 North toward Switzerland and
Porlezza. Follow the same directions as above, but distance
is approx. 80km. After this take the lake road to Argegno
and then the SP14 to Porlezza.
From Bergamo, take the SS342, North West toward Lecco,
then join the SS36 and turn off this autostrada to Varenna
and Mandello. Distance is approximately 55Km. You will
need to take the ferry across to Menaggio from here.
Three times a day there is a direct bus from Malpensa
airport to Porlezza:
Dep 8:30 & Arrive 9:42
Dep 13:00 & Arrive 14:12
Dep 19:30 & Arrive 20:42
Lake Lugano can also be approached from Switzerland
through San Bernadino or Splugenplass and then along
the lake roads, or can be approached through Chiasso,
after going through the San Gotthard tunnel. This Swiss
border is only a couple of miles from Porlezza city.
We suggest you study the map carefully, the route is
very simple and Porlezza city is just before the Swiss border.
There are tolls however and a few Euros may be necessary
to navigate them. Italian drivers are famous for their
casual approach, this combined with the narrow dual carriageways
and link roads means care needs taking at all times.
There are Private and personal services to the Lakes.
One we know of with their own website is FLYTOLAKE.COM Thye
only travel to Bellagio and Lecco, may provide more tailored
solutions. ALso try their other website Lariobus.