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There are 2 ways to get from Bologna to Lake Garda by train, car ferry or car

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Train, car ferry  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova Rv / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno 2 / ...

$20 - $48

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Lake Garda 125.1 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Lake Garda is to train and car ferry which costs 17€ - 45€ and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Lake Garda is to drive which costs 26€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Lake Garda is 140 km. The road distance is 200.1 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Bologna to Lake Garda, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bologna to Lake Garda is 200 km. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Bologna to Lake Garda.

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There are 3451+ hotels available in Lake Garda. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Lake Garda.
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  • Distance: 87.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Lake Garda, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Bologna to Lake Garda. However, you can take the train to Verona Porta Nuova, take the train to Domegliara, take the drive to Torri, take the car ferry to Maderno, then take the drive to Lake Garda. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Lake Garda.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Ferry operators

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