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There are 5 ways to get from Como to Garda by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Peschiera Del Garda

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Train via Milan

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Peschiera Del Garda

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Train, line 164 bus

  1. Take the train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Peschiera Del Garda
  3. Take the line 164 bus from Peschiera Stazione FS to Garda

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Como to Verona
  2. Take the bus from Verona Stazione Porta Nuova to Garda

Drive

  1. Drive from Como to Garda

Como to Garda by train and bus

The journey time between Como and Garda is around 3h 18m and covers a distance of around 188 km. This includes an average layover time of around 47 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 18m. Operated by Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) and Azienda Trasporti Verona Srl, the Como to Garda service departs from Como S.Giovanni and arrives in Garda. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 31m
Layover time:
47 min
Total time:
3h 18m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 18m
Journey distance:
188 km
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€55
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:10
Last service departs at:
13:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Como to Garda train and bus schedules

Como → Garda
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Garda is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Garda is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Garda is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 20 Oct 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Como to Garda is to train via Milan, which costs €13 - €18 and takes 4h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Como to Garda is to drive which costs €23 - €35 and takes 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Como to Garda. However, there are services departing from Como and arriving at Garda via Verona Stazione Porta Nuova. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 35m.

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The distance between Como and Garda is 129 km. The road distance is 180.5 km.

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The best way to get from Como to Garda without a car is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs €55 - €100.

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It takes approximately 3h 21m to get from Como to Garda, including transfers.

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Como to Garda bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Como station.

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The best way to get from Como to Garda is to train which takes 3h 21m and costs €55 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €16 - €20 and takes 4h 35m.

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Como to Garda bus services, operated by Azienda Trasporti Verona Srl, arrive at Garda station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Como to Garda is 180 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Como to Garda.

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Map of how to get from Como to Garda.
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  • Distance: 128.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 21m

What companies run services between Como, Italy and Garda, Veneto, Italy?

Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) operates a train from Como S.Giovanni to Peschiera Del Garda once daily. Tickets cost €50 - €95 and the journey takes 2h 2m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Como to Garda via Verona and Verona Stazione Porta Nuova in around 4h 35m.

Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
2h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €35
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Milano Centrale to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
DB/SBB/TI Eurocity Milano
Website
delfi.de
Train from Como S. Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€28 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €50
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Peschiera del Garda
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€16 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€29 - €40
Trenitalia EuroCity

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 Milano Centrale to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €85
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
1st Class
€60 - €85
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Como S.Giovanni to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
Train from Milano Centrale to Peschiera Del Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
Azienda Trasporti Verona Srl
Phone
+39 045 805 7922
Email
atv@atv.verona.it
Website
atv.verona.it
Bus from Peschiera Stazione FS to Garda
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Schedules at
atv.verona.it
Bus from Verona Stazione Porta Nuova to Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Schedules at
atv.verona.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Como to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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