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Buy Lake Garda Ferries Tickets

It is now possible to purchase 1 day free circulation tickets on Lake Garda ferries direct from this page, just follow the link or click the button below.
A free-circulation ticket allows you to travel all day on the lake without any specific route or being limited by the number of stops.Tickets are available for the entire network (including fast-service), or for upper or for lower parts of the lake (not including fast-service). Fast services for upper or for lower routes can be purchased at an extra charge.

Check out the types of tickets!
1 day circulation tickets

Lake Garda Ferries Timetables and Fares

Although Lake Garda is over 50km long and 15km wide it doesn’t mean that you wont be able to explore all of it’s beautiful and historic lakeside towns in just one holiday. There is a a fantastic fleet of Lake Garda ferries that provides a service to most of the towns on the lake, making it possible to travel all of Lake Garda if you plan carefully.

As a foot passenger you can choose between the ferry boat and rapid hydrofoil service. The service is very flexible , you can book tickets direct to a destination or you can book a day tickets that cover either half, top or bottom, or the entire lake. Drop in to the ticket office in the Lake Garda town nearest to where you are staying and you will find pre-planned routes or you can ask the ticket officer for advice in getting the most out of your day out.

PLEASE NOTE: Travellers must provide themselves with the tickets, before the departure. Tickets can be purchased at the on land ticket offices, located near the dock: they open at least 20 minutes before any departure, or you can find them at the sales points authorized by our Company. Credit card are accepted at any ticket office and on board of any motorship of our fleet.

If you prefer to drive but don’t want to drive the whole way round the lake there is a car ferry service between Maderno and Torri del Benaco and another between Limone and Malcesine (open June to October).

Click the images below and you’ll be able view, download and even print the timetables, fares and other info.

1 day circulation tickets

Ferry and Hydrofoil Timetable

Ferry and Hydrofoil Fares and Terms

Maderno to Torri Car Ferry Timetable

Limone to Malcesine Car Ferry Timetable

Car Ferry Fares

Luggage and Cycles

1 day circulation tickets

Click here for more terms and conditions.

We try to keep the information on this page up to date and easy to download, but if something doesn’t seem right you can check on the Navigazione Garda Website.

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  1. Neil Cameron October 13, 2016 at 9:47 am - Reply

    When can I view a timetable for April/May 2017?
    Many thanks

    • admin January 9, 2017 at 3:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Neil, I believe the winter time table ends in March so at that time they will produce the spring timetable. This is a copy of a previous years spring timetable…..it will probably be very similar.

  2. Tina February 17, 2017 at 10:33 am - Reply


    Is it possible to get a ferry from Lake Garda to the Amalfi Coast? We are staying in Lake Garda for 4 days but fancy the remaining part of our holiday in the South! We will have a car.

    Kind regards


    • admin February 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm - Reply

      Hi Tina,

      Thanks for your comments on Love Lake Garda.
      Lake Garda is a land locked lake so you will need to take your car.
      Hope you have a great holiday

  3. Tereza April 6, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply


    we are travelling to the lake Garde in a week and we wanna travel by ferry from Malcesine to Limone Sul Garda. Please could you tell me if we can use the ferry because there is the note: NB:This service is available June 1st to September 28th.

    Best wishes,


    • admin April 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Tereza, yes you can use the ferry, it is the car that doesn’t run until the high season.

  4. Jill Turley April 6, 2017 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Hi there,

    We are currently planning our holiday to Lake Garda and only have the 15th and 16th June available. Should we stay in Sirmione or Desenzano in order to see as much on the Lake as possible and when would the summer timetable be advertised as currently it only goes till the 31st March, 2017.
    I have downloaded your timetable but I can’t seem to find a direct ferry service from Sirmione to Riva. We would love to cruise around or north/south of the Lake and get off and look at the different towns and then come back on the same day to where we started. Is this possible or is the Lake too big?

    • admin April 10, 2017 at 10:35 pm - Reply

      Hi Jill, I have just updated the page with the spring timetable which does give the option to travel up to Riva on the rapid service. I would however say that the lake is too big to cover too much in one day. You can get some ideas for itineraries here. Hope this helps. Roy

    • Bill September 14, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

      we had 4 days in Garda last week and covered a good bit of the south end of the lake in one day, part regular ferry and part rapid, would recommend the latter although a but pricier. Would also recommend staying on bordelino, a beautiful town and with more to it that the others.

  5. Merle Russell April 16, 2017 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I am seeking a timetable for ferries on Lake Garda,going from Desenzano to Gargnano at the end of July 2017 and returning at the beginning of August.The relevant web pages for Lake Garda ferries only give timetables as far as May this year. Can anyone help or inform me when the timetable will be available.

    • admin April 18, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

      Hi Merle,

      The summer timetable will be released early to mid may….you can get an indication of what it will be like from this blog post about the 2014 Lake Garda Ferries summer timetable.

      Hope this helps

  6. Jackie April 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Iam staying at barbarano de salo from May 4 and would like timetable and be able book trips on ferries never been to Lake Garda before

    • admin April 18, 2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Jackie,

      You will find a link to the timetable on this page above. You can book tickets directly at the port in Salò or Gardone either on the day or in the days before.

  7. Jackie April 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Hi we are staying at salo 4th May for 1 week. We would like to go on leisurely cruises around the lake stopping off at towns/Villages do we have to book in advance,
    Thank you Jackie

    • admin April 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

      Hi Jackie,

      You can but tickets at the port, either go down the day before you want to travel and speak to the ticket office who will advise on itineraries, or just go down earlier than the ferry you want to catch.

  8. Luke Boughton May 2, 2017 at 1:04 am - Reply

    Is it possible to hire a water taxi for around 50 people from Riva Del Garda to Castelletto? Leaving at around 6pm and coming back at 11pm?

    • admin May 2, 2017 at 10:20 pm - Reply

      Hi Luke,

      My partners only operate in the lower half of the lake otherwise the cost would be too much.I suggest you try contacting this company. Good luck. Roy

  9. sunku guptha May 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    We are staying in torri del benaco in july. Is there a ferry service from peschiera to torri del benaco?

    • admin May 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      Hi Sunku, yes there is a service from Peschiera to Torri…..I have just added the summer timetable so click the link to check the ferry times.

      • Ronald August 1, 2017 at 11:38 pm - Reply

        Is iT possibel To take the carferry from Torri – Toscolano with the Car and caravan!!!
        Thanks ronsld

        • admin August 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

          Hi Ronald, sorry for the late response…the answer is yes, it is OK to tow a caravan on the Torri-Toscolano ferry. Ciao Roy

  10. DawnR June 9, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Hi, Very helpful info!
    I understand there are no reservations for the car ferry. So, in early September, how early would we need to arrive to be sure to make a car ferry?
    And, if the car ferry times are best for our schedule, can we get on with no problem, just as passengers?

    • admin June 12, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Dawn, the ferries always run to schedule and shouldn’t be over capacity, especially in December. You need to arrive early enough (10-15 mins) to park in the queue and go and buy your ticket from the office…….hope this helps. Roy

  11. Sue June 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Hi, we are traveling by car and willbe staying around Lake Garda and want to take the car across on the ferry from Limone to Malcesine. Can you advise whether the ferry is suitable for very low profile cars? We would not wish to have a difficulty and would rather change our plans than encounter a problem.

    • admin June 19, 2017 at 11:56 pm - Reply

      Hi Sue, I’m sure the ferry is fine for all types of cars…..I’m intrigued to know what a very low profile car is:-).

  12. Peter June 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Lake Garda Ferries for the disabled,
    Dear Sir,
    My wife is disabled and I push her round in a wheelchair.
    Can you please tell me how much it costs to use Lake Garda Ferries for the disabled.
    Many thanks Peter

  13. chris June 27, 2017 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    We are staying in Bardolino and will be visiting friends for the day in Riva. We have a hire car but are going 15th July so no doubt the roads will be busy. Can you suggest the best way to make this return trip so we get the best out of the day.

    • admin July 1, 2017 at 11:27 am - Reply

      Hi Chris, the best way to travel would be by car as ferries wouldn’t give you much time to spend with your friends. The best advice I can give is to leave early morning and come back late in the evening. Hope this helps. Roy

  14. W Lilico August 2, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    My parents are looking at going to Lake Garda on our recommendation but my dad using a motorised wheelchair- do you know if the ferries will allow these wheelchairs on board?

    • admin August 9, 2017 at 5:51 pm - Reply

      Hi Wendy, sorry for the late response, I hope I’m not too late. I’m almost certain that it won’t be a problem for your Dad to take on board his motorised wheelchair. In fact I’m almost certain he will get a concession on his fare and as much help as he needs from the crew.

  15. Mir August 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Hi, we plan to take the Limone to Malcesine ferry for a day trip to Malcesine, but are wondering where we can park our car in Limone. Are there any parking lots nearby? Many thanks in advance.

    • admin August 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      Hi, I believe that there is ample parking in Limone, if the car park down by the port is too busy there is parking up the hill off the main Gardesana road.