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There are 3 ways to get from Lake Garda to Bologna by car, car ferry, train 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.

Recommended option

Drive, car ferry, train  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Lake Garda to Maderno
  2. Take the car ferry from Maderno to Torri 110 / ...
  3. Drive from Torri to Domegliara
  4. Take the train from Domegliara to Verona Porta Nuova Reg / ...
  5. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa / ...

$29 - $46

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Maderno to Torri 110 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Garda to Verona Stazione Verona Porta Nuova 164 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Verona to Bologna, Bologna 454 / ...

$18 - $28

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Lake Garda to Bologna 125.1 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Garda to Bologna is to car ferry and bus which costs 15€ - 25€ and takes 5 h 31 min.

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

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The distance between Lake Garda and Bologna is 140 km. The road distance is 200.2 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Lake Garda to Bologna, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Lake Garda to Bologna.
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  • Distance: 87.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 20 min

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

There is no direct connection from Lake Garda to Bologna. However, you can take the drive to Maderno, take the car ferry to Torri, take the drive to Domegliara, take the train to Verona Porta Nuova, then take the train to Bologna C.Le. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lake Garda to Bologna via Maderno, Torri, Garda, Verona Stazione Verona Porta Nuova, and Verona in around 5 h 31 min.

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 Domegliara to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$4 - $5
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Azienda Trasporti Verona Srl
Phone
+39 045 805 7922
Email
atv@atv.verona.it
Website
atv.verona.it
Bus from Garda to Verona Stazione Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
atv.verona.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Verona to Bologna, Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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