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There are 5 ways to get from Dublin to Lago di Garda by plane, car, car ferry, train, bus and ferry or bus

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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Fly to Verona, drive, car ferry  •  6h 52m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Verona (VRN) DUB - VRN
  2. Drive from Verona to Torri
  3. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

€37 - €134

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Fly to Venice, train, car ferry  •  9h 46m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Venice (VCE) DUB - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

€51 - €275

Fly to Bologna, train, car ferry  •  9h 30m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Bologna (BLQ) DUB - BLQ
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

€41 - €212

Bus and ferry, bus, drive, car ferry  •  41h 17m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to München
  3. Take the bus from Munich to Affi
  4. Drive from Affi to Torri
  5. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

€108 - €148

Car ferry, drive  •  32h 39m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Lago di Garda

€229 - €315

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lago di Garda is 1500.

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

The social distance requirement in Lago di Garda is 1.5 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from Italy.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Lago di Garda is to fly and drive and car ferry which costs €35 - €140 and takes 6h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Lago di Garda is to fly and drive and car ferry which costs €35 - €140 and takes 6h 52m.

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The distance between Dublin and Lago di Garda is 1485 km.

It takes approximately 6h 52m to get from Dublin to Lago di Garda, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Verona Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 25m.

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Lago di Garda is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 9:55 AM in Dublin and 10:55 AM in Lago di Garda.

British Airways, Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti and two other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Verona Airport.

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There are 829+ hotels available in Lago di Garda. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs €6 - €10.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Lago di Garda.
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  • Distance: 1484.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 52m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Lago di Garda, Lombardy, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Dublin to Lago di Garda. However, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Verona, take the drive to Torri, take the car ferry to Maderno, then take the drive to Lago di Garda. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Dublin Airport, take the walk to Dublin airport, fly to Venice, take the walk to Aeroporto Marco Polo, take the bus to Mestre Stazione FS, take the walk to Venezia Mestre, take the train to Verona Porta Nuova, take the train to Domegliara-S.Ambrog., take the drive to Torri, take the car ferry to Maderno, then take the drive to Lago di Garda.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €110
Flights from Dublin to Verona via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €110
Flights from Dublin to Venice
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €160
Flights from Dublin to Venice via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €160
Flights from Dublin to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €200
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Manchester
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €200
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €200
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via London Luton
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Dublin to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Dublin to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €330
Flights from Dublin to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €330
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Verona via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from Dublin to Venice
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Dublin to Venice via London City
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Dublin to Venice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Verona
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Flights from Dublin to Venice
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €300
Flights from Dublin to Bologna
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €280
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Venice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €430
Flights from Dublin to Bologna via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €320
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Venice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €340
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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €16
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€14 - €16
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €18
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
€30 - €45
1st Class
€55 - €80
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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to München
Ave. Duration
20h 23m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators

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