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

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Train  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano Fr

$118 - $163

2 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 32m

  1. Drive from Nice to Lake Garda 280 miles

$65 - $100

Fly, drive, car ferry  •  7h 1m

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

$130 - $468

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Lake Garda is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Lake Garda is to drive which costs 55€ - 85€ and takes 4h 32m.

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The distance between Nice and Lake Garda is 347 km. The road distance is 448 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Lake Garda without a car is to train which takes 7h 5m and costs 100€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Nice to Lake Garda, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Verona Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Lake Garda is 448 km. It takes approximately 4h 32m to drive from Nice to Lake Garda.

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Wizz Air, Volotea, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Verona Airport.

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There are 3860+ hotels available in Lake Garda. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13m and costs 6€.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Lake Garda.
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  • Distance: 217.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 5m

What companies run services between Nice, France and Lake Garda, Italy?

You can take a train from Nice to Lake Garda via Milano Centrale and Desenzano in around 7h 5m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Nice to Verona via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Verona via Palermo
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $440
Train operators
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 Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano del Garda
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
italotreno.it
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