How to reach Lake Garda by train
Fast, affordable and stress free - the Euro City DB / ÖBB is a comfortable way to travel to Lake Garda using the Europa-Spezial (saver fare) starting from only 39,- Euro!
Trains operate daily between Munich and Lake Garda with the direct journey lasting about 4½ hours. Avoid the traffic jams, enjoy a cappuccino in the board restaurant instead!
Even from Hamburg, Berlin (each about 11 hours travel time) or from Frankfurt (8½ hours), Lake Garda is easy to access. Take into consideration what you can do on a train rather than sit in traffic or standing in airport security you can catch up on your reading or TV!
From Munich there are several direct trains daily to the most beautiful of all lakes:
- 5 times a day to the north end of Lake Garda, Rovereto
- 5 times a day to the southern part of Lake Garda, Verona
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The train to Lake Garda is not only a comfortable way to travel, but also a cheap one. Starting from only 39,- Euro (Europa-Spezial, 2nd class, one way). Are you bringing the whole family? Perfect! Children and grandchildren under 15 travel for free (names must be included on the ticket of parents / grandparents).
BahnCard 25 holders receive an additional 25 percent discount on the Europa Spezial price.
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Rail & Sail
Rail & Sail - Rail passengers sail cheaper! Sailing du Lac at Riva del Garda will give you up to 10% off on sports and accommodation upon presentation of a validated, cross-border DB/ÖBB rail ticket.
Within a few clicks you can secure yourself a spot on the train!
Online booking - how it's done
For all connections to and from Italy (right sidebar) tickets can be purchased directly via the DB Bahn booking interface on this page. Europa-Spezial tickets are limited release and in high-demand, so book early! Tickets are available up to 3 months in advance and can also be purchased online via www.bahn.com, through a DB Sales Agent (www.bahn.com/findanagent) or directly at a DB Bahn sales point in Germany or Bolzana and Verona train stations.
Rail & Bike
Bring your bicycle with you!
Travel 1st class
Take advantage of 1st class travel with extra luxury, reclining seats and at-seat service.
Enjoy a meal onbaord
The board restaurant offers everything from breakfast to delicious dinners and snacks.
All train services at a glance
Shuttle services, rental bikes and easy walking distances make accommodation accessible and conveniently located to the train station.
An overview of local accommodation can be found here
Car sharing - Flinkster now in Italy.
From now on, all rail passengers can use the car-sharing offered by "Flinkster - My car sharing" near Lake Garda, in Trentino and South Tyrol. For Lake Garda vehicles are available in Rovereto, Riva del Garda and Trento. In South Tyrol cars can be found in Brunico, Campo Tures, Laives, Bolzano, Merano and Mals. (Pre-registration required).
More info on the flinkster website
Travel comfortably without baggage
DB luggage service makes it possible to travel without the extra hassle of bags. Arrive at your destination to find your belongings waiting for you. Whether bags, strollers, wheelchairs or sports equipment, luggage will be picked up and delivered safely to its end destination, all over Italy.
Travelling by train with your dog
Small dogs (cat-size) travel for free, large dogs need a valid ticket, which is 50% of an adult ticket.. In Brennero, the train stops for 10-12 min., allowing your dog to have a quick stretch.
Foto: Deutsche Bahn