There are 4 ways to get from Lake Garda to Florence by car ferry, train, bus, car or plane

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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Car ferry, train  •  4 h 29 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Maderno to Torri 110 / ...
  2. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Bologna C.Le Fa
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella Fr / ...

$38 - $61

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Maderno to Torri 110 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Peschiera del Garda, Peschiera del Garda to Florence, Florence 531

$25 - $39

2 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Lake Garda to Florence 180.8 miles

$40 - $65

Car ferry, drive, fly  •  5 h 59 min

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

$69 - $347

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The cheapest way to get from Lake Garda to Florence is to car ferry and bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Garda to Florence is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The distance between Lake Garda and Florence is 215 km. The road distance is 289.3 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 29 min to get from Lake Garda to Florence, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Verona Airport to Florence Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Garda to Florence is 289 km. It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to drive from Lake Garda to Florence.

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Air Moldova, Transavia Holland, KLM and three other airlines offer flights from Verona Airport to Florence Airport.

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There are 5517+ hotels available in Florence. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lake Garda to Florence.
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  • Distance: 134.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 29 min

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

There is no direct connection from Lake Garda to Florence. 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, take the train to Bologna C.Le, then take the train to Firenze S.Maria Novella. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lake Garda to Florence via Maderno, Torri, Garda, Peschiera del Garda Station, Peschiera del Garda, Peschiera del Garda, Florence, Florence, and Villa Costanza in around 6 h 18 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Verona to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
Flights from Verona to Florence via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Verona to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Verona to Florence via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Verona to Florence via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Air Moldova
Website
airmoldova.md
Flights from Verona to Florence via Chisinau
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Train operators
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
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
Bus operators
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 Peschiera del Garda, Peschiera del Garda to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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