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

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Train, car ferry  •  6h 11m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Verona Porta Nuova Fa / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

36€ - 121€

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Bus, car ferry  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Verona, Verona 1530 / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

37€ - 48€

Drive  •  5h 34m

  1. Drive from Rome to Lake Garda 560.2 km

70€ - 110€

Fly, drive, car ferry  •  4h 49m

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

71€ - 541€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Lake Garda is to bus and car ferry which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 9h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Lake Garda is to fly and drive and car ferry which costs 70€ - 550€ and takes 4h 49m.

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The distance between Rome and Lake Garda is 443 km. The road distance is 560.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6h 11m to get from Rome to Lake Garda, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Verona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Lake Garda is 560 km. It takes approximately 5h 34m to drive from Rome to Lake Garda.

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Neos and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Verona Airport.

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There are 5036+ hotels available in Lake Garda. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs 7€ - 35€.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Lake Garda.
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  • Distance: 443.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 11m

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

There is no direct connection from Rome to Lake Garda. However, you can take the train to Verona Porta Nuova, take the train to Domegliara-S.Ambrog., take the drive to Torri, take the car ferry to Maderno, then take the drive to Lake Garda. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Rome to Lake Garda via Verona, Verona, Affi, Torri, and Maderno in around 9h 40m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 200€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Rome to Verona
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Train operators
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 Roma Termini to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
70€ - 110€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 80€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
29€ - 45€
Smart Low Cost
27€ - 40€
Smart Flex
55€ - 80€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station to Verona, Verona
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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