Lake Orta & Maggiore Travel - How to get around during your wedding stay
There are three main airports located close to Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta:- Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate and Torino Caselle.
From Malpensa - You can catch a taxi to the lake (30 km) or a bus.
From Linate airport - Catch a bus or train to Milano Centrale station.
From Torino Caselle airport - You can rent a car.
Trains to Lake Maggiore
Milano - Domodossola line
(from Milano Centrale or Milano Porta Garibaldi stations) trains to London, Paris and Zurich.
Stops: Arona, Stresa, Verbania, Pallanza, Domodossola
Trains to Lake Orta
Domodossola - Novara line (connections from Milan and Turin)
Stops: Orta San Giulio, Omegna and Crusinallo
The times and dates can change during the season so please make sure you check when getting close to your travel dates.
You must date stamp your train ticket before traveling. Look for the little yellow or white boxes close to the platforms. Don't forget or you risk being fined.
Public ferries connect all the major towns from the top of the lake right down to the bottom. There is a different timetable for different seasons. The summer timetable should come out in mid April.
At every boat port you can pick up a free timetable and buy tickets.
Taxis are available from all airports outside the main entrance and prices vary depending on your destination. Taxis are available back to the airport at the end of your stay but should be arranged via the taxi company websites a few days prior to your travel date. Most hotels will help you arrange this during your stay.
A hire car is a good way to see the lake and should be arranged in advance of your trip. Cars can be hired from each of the three airports.