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There are 3 ways to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda by train, car, plane or car ferry

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Train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Bellinzona 21 / ...
  2. Take the train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale Ece
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano Fr

$148 - $227

Cheapest option

Train, fly, drive, car ferry  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
  2. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Verona (VRN) ZRH - VRN
  3. Drive from Verona to Torri
  4. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

$109 - $467

1 alternative option

Drive  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Lucerne to Lake Garda 241.3 miles

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda is to drive which costs SFr 55 - SFr 85 and takes 4 h 10 min.

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The distance between Lucerne and Lake Garda is 239 km. The road distance is 386 km.

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The best way to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda without a car is to train which takes 6 h 14 min and costs SFr 140 - SFr 230.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Zurich Airport to Verona Airport. The quickest flight takes 2 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lucerne to Lake Garda is 386 km. It takes approximately 4 h 10 min to drive from Lucerne to Lake Garda.

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Swiss, KLM, Alitalia and five other airlines offer flights from Zurich Airport to Verona Airport.

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There are 3683+ hotels available in Lake Garda. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lucerne to Lake Garda.
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  • Distance: 149.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between Lucerne, Switzerland and Lake Garda, Italy?

You can take a train from Lucerne to Lake Garda via Bellinzona, Milano Centrale, and Desenzano in around 6 h 14 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $400
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Train operators
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Bellinzona
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Bellinzona to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Luzern to Zürich Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Milano Centrale to Desenzano
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Desenzano del Garda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
italotreno.it
Ferry operators

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