Bergamo Airport (BGY) is one of the airports that serve Milan and is located near Lake Garda, making it a convenient option for those traveling to the lake.
We’ve flown into Bergamo Airport before when heading to Lake Garda, so below we will discuss the best transport options to reach the lake, with pros and cons for each.
The Best Way To Get From Bergamo Airport To Lake Garda
In our opinion, hiring a car is the best way to get from Bergamo Airport to Lake Garda, purely because once you reach the Lake Garda area, you can drive straight to your final destination, as opposed to switching methods of transport once you reach the lake.
If you don’t want to hire a car, then you can always get an airport transfer to your destination on Lake Garda.
With that being said, if you’re staying in an area near the two train stations south of the lake (Desenzano del Garda & Peschiera del Garda), then getting the train will be the best option for you.
Read on to find to discover our breakdowns on each transport method, covering information such as average price and time taken.
How Far Is Bergamo Airport To Lake Garda?
As the crow flies (to the center of Lake Garda) the distance between Bergamo Airport (BGY) and Lake Garda is 77.5km (48.2 miles).
Getting From Bergamo Airport To Lake Garda By Car (Driving)
Like many busy airports, there are plenty of choices when you want to hire a
How to drive from Bergamo Airport to Lake Garda
The drive from Bergamo to Lake Garda is pretty straightforward, as you stay on one road (the A4) right until you’re ready to turn off onto Lake Garda.
The drive time depends on where in Lake Garda you are heading, but from Bergamo to Desenzano del Garda roughly takes 55 minutes.
Getting From Bergamo Airport To Lake Garda By Train
To get a train from Bergamo Airport to Lake Garda, you can either get a bus to Bergamo train station and get a direct train station to Lake Garda or get a shuttle bus into Milan city centre and get the train from Milan to Lake Garda.
We’d recommend getting the train from Bergamo train station to Lake Garda.
Is there a direct train from Bergamo Airport to Lake Garda?
No, as Bergamo Airport doesn’t have a train station, but you can get a direct train from Bergamo train station to Lake Garda.
Getting from Bergamo Airport to Bergamo train station
There’s a shuttle bus that takes you from the airport to the train station. The buses run every 15 minutes.
Alternatively, you can get any bus that is heading for central Bergamo, as the train station is pretty central so will be within walking distance.
Tickets & pricing information
You can get tickets from Bergamo train station to Peschiera del Garda train station for as little as €8.27. Train times vary from 1 hour 38 minutes to 1 hour 52 minutes.
You can purchase tickets from Trainline Europe prior to your arrival to make sure you have a ticket before you turn up at the station.
Bergamo Airport To Lake Garda Airport Transfer
The airport transfer is probably the easiest method of transport, although is likely the most costly (depending on the price of car hire).
It’s important to remember prices will change depending on where in Lake Garda you are staying, as it can take over an hour to drive from the southern point of Lake Garda to the northern point of Lake Garda.
Bergamo airport transfer prices
Prices vary from supplier to supplier, so only use the prices below as an example, but the current cost of a transfer from Bergamo Airport to Lake Garda is:
Up to 4 people: €173
Up to 8 people: €193
As you can see, if you are traveling in a large group getting a transfer becomes more cost-effective.
Travelling To Lake Garda From Bergamo Via Milan
If you are flying into Bergamo and are keen to see Milan before heading to Lake Garda, then we would recommend getting the train from Bergamo train station to Milan Centrale.
Milan Centrale train station is perfectly situated for you to explore Milan before heading back and making the journey from Milan to Lake Garda.