Ferries and hydrofoils operated by Como-based Navigazione Lago del Como criss-cross the lake, departing year-round from the jetty at the north end of Piazza Cavour. Single fares range from €2.50 (Como–Cernobbio) to €12.60 (Como–Lecco or Como–Gravedona). Return fares are double. Hydrofoil fast services entail a supplement of €1.40 to €4.90, depending on the trip.
Car ferries connect Bellagio with Varenna and Cadenabbia. A whole host of other tickets is available, including those for day cruises with lunch and those that include admission to lakeside villas.
ASF Autolinee operates regular buses around Lake Como, which in Como depart from the bus station on Piazza Matteotti. Key routes include Como to Colico (€6.10, two hours, three to five daily), via all the villages on the western shore, and Como to Bellagio (€3.40, 70 minutes, hourly).