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There are 5 ways to get from Lake Garda to Milan by taxi, train, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Taxi, train  •  2h 8m

  1. Take a taxi from Lake Garda to Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione
  2. Take the train from Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione to Milano Centrale Re_6

61€ - 73€

Cheapest option

Car ferry, train  •  3h 37m

  1. Take the car ferry from Maderno to Torri SR113 / ...
  2. Take the train from Peschiera Del Garda to Milano Centrale Re_6

16€ - 25€

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Toscolano to Brescia - Terminal SIA S202
  2. Take the train from Brescia to Milano Centrale Re_6 / ...

19€ - 24€

Bus, train via Milano Centrale  •  2h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Toscolano to Brescia - Terminal SIA S202
  2. Take the train from Brescia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...

23€ - 86€

Drive  •  1h 38m

  1. Drive from Lake Garda to Milan 134.5 km

17€ - 26€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lake Garda to Milan is to car ferry and train which costs 15€ - 26€ and takes 3h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from Lake Garda to Milan is to drive which costs 17€ - 26€ and takes 1h 38m.

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The distance between Lake Garda and Milan is 118 km. The road distance is 134.5 km.

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The best way to get from Lake Garda to Milan without a car is to taxi and train which takes 2h 8m and costs 60€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 2h 8m to get from Lake Garda to Milan, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lake Garda to Milan is 135 km. It takes approximately 1h 38m to drive from Lake Garda to Milan.

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There are 4633+ hotels available in Milan. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Lake Garda to Milan.
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  • Distance: 118.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 8m

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

There is no direct connection from Lake Garda to Milan. However, you can take the taxi to Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione then take the train to Milano Centrale. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Lake Garda to Milan via Maderno, Torri, Garda, Peschiera Stazione FS, and Peschiera Del Garda in around 3h 37m.

Train operators
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 Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
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Trenord
Train from Peschiera Del Garda to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€ - 11€
Website
Trenord
Train from Brescia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 8€
Website
Trenord
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 Brescia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
10€ - 14€
Base Standard
24€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
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 Brescia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
25€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
25€ - 35€
1st Class
50€ - 70€
Bus operators
SIA
Phone
(+39) 030 2889911
Email
sia@arriva.it
Website
arriva.it
Bus from Toscolano to Brescia - Terminal SIA
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 3€
Schedules at
arriva.it
2nd Class
2€ - 3€
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Lake Garda to Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
50€ - 65€

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