What are my ground transport options traveling from Milan to Lake Maggiore? I will be flying into Milan, but will need to get to Verbania on the lake. Where can I get cost and time estimates?
You are starting from Milan Malpensa airport, yes?
I can think of three options, unfortunately I am only allowed to post two links, so you can try Google for the other web sites.
Train or bus from the airport to Milano Centrale then train to Verbania - use the planner at http://www.trenord.it/en/
Tilo train from the airport to Laveno + ferry from Laveno to Intra (google navigazione laghi to find the ferry timetable).
Bus from the airport to Gravellona Toce http://www.comazzibus.com/eng/orario.php?p=107 then a taxi to Verbania.
I hope this gives you some possibilities that you can look at and see what would work best for you.