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

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 12 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 - $47

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 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 12 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 12 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 the drive to Bologna.

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
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Ferry operators

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