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Lake Garda, Lombardy, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Lake Garda?

You should plan to spend around $178 (€166) per day on your vacation in Lake Garda. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $45 (€42) on meals
  • $70 (€66) on local transportation
  • $180 (€169) on hotels

A one week trip to Lake Garda for two people costs, on average, $2,488 (€2,329). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Lake Garda cost?

A one week trip to Lake Garda usually costs around $1,244 (€1,165) for one person and $2,488 (€2,329) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Lake Garda on average costs around $2,488 (€2,329) for one person and $4,976 (€4,658) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Lake Garda will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Lake Garda on average costs around $5,332 (€4,991) for one person and $10,664 (€9,982) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Lake Garda has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Lake Garda expensive to visit?

Prices in Lake Garda are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Lake Garda is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Milan or Verona.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Lake Garda Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Lake Garda?

The average Lake Garda trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Lake Garda travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 169 ($180)
Local Transportation 1 66 ($70)
Food 2 42 ($45)
Entertainment 1 30 ($32)
Alcohol 2 10 - 29 ($10 - 31)
Accommodation Budget in Lake Garda
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Lake Garda is $90 (€84). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Lake Garda is $180 (€169). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Lake Garda

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Transportation Budget in Lake Garda
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Lake Garda is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $70 (€66) per person, per day, on local transportation in Lake Garda.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Lake Garda
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Lake Garda can vary, the average cost of food in Lake Garda is $45 (€42) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Lake Garda should cost around $18 (€17) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Lake Garda is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Lake Garda
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Lake Garda typically cost an average of $32 (€30) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Lake Garda
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $20 (€19) on alcoholic beverages in Lake Garda per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Lake Garda On a Budget
Lake Garda Garda, Italy
As a gentle Mediterranean wind touches your skin, the aromatic fragrances of olive and lemon trees fill the air. Surrounded by lush gardens and Italian architecture in its ancient tans and beiges, you look to the horizon and find a paradise before your eyes: a shimmering lake, misty mountaintops, and a clear blue sky. Lake Garda is a popular holiday destination for locals of the Lombardy region and tourists alike. It has been shown that about 7% of Italy's tourists head straight for these gleaming blue shores. The largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda is located about halfway in between Brescia and Verona and between Venezia and Milano. Because it is surrounded by several different districts - Lombardy, Trentino, Alto, and the Veneto - Lake Garda is a culmination of culture that attracts cosmopolitan crowds. The lake is an ancient natural treasure Italy holds dear, with documents referring to Lake Garda dating as far back as the eighteenth century. The name "Garda" comes from the Germanic word "warda," which means "place of guard." Whether you are staying at one of the many luxurious resorts in Riva del Garda or are simply getting a pedicure in spa town Sirmione, Lake Garda continues to preserve its elegance and sophistication throughout the years.

As Lake Garda is such an expansive body of water, its beaches each attain their own identifiable character, from golden sands to rocky shores. While most of the natural beaches of Lake Garda are quite pebbly, there are still some prize-winning shores to be found. One of the most popular beaches of Lake Garda in Lazise Beach located on the coast south of Lazise. With sandy shores, many areas of the beach are owned by Camping Spiaggia d'Oro (website) and require small fees to gain access. However, there are many parts of the beach that are free admission, though it can get quite crowded during the months from June to August. However, if you want your slice of paradise to be a little less crowded, it may not be a bad idea to venture to Spiaggia Baia del Vento located near San Felice del Benaco. With sand as equally soft as Lazise Beach and minimal crowds, Spiaggia works as a great beach for those that want some tranquility as they sunbathe or swim. Canoes and pedal boats can be rented on the beach, and there is a pizzeria nearby called Baia del Vento, which has reasonably priced food. Soak up the sun at Lake Garda!

Also, if you want to get away from the lake and beaches, get your thrills and chills at Gardaland! Gardaland opened in July 1975 and continues to be the heart of entertainment for many north-eastern Italians as well as general tourists, attracting about three million visitors each year. It's a great thing to do if you're visiting Italy with your kids, too. Though adjacent to Lake Garda, Gardaland does not face this gorgeous lake. However, with so much to do within the park, you will find you hardly notice! Gardaland is a complex of an amusement park, resorts and restaurants, and marine park. With so much to do and Gardaland expanding to an area of 445 meters squared, you will be sure to get your exercise. Ranked fifth in the top ten amusement parks of in the world according to Forbes Magazine and in 2011, the eighth popular amusement park in Europe, Gardaland has a wide variety of attractions, including Mammut, Jungle Rapids, Fuga Da Atlantide, Blue Tornado, Ramses: Il Risveglio, Raptor, and Oblivion: The Black Hole. Tickets for the amusement park run around €25, while tickets for the marine park run about €15. However, be sure to check out Garland's website as they have many different deals you can take advantage of during the seasons. Let your heart race at Gardaland!

If you are looking to get around the many metropolises that surround Lake Garda but do not wish to burden yourself with car rental companies, these cities can easily be reached by bus. Certain cities, like Venice or Milan, use specific travel agencies like regional ATV or Arriva, so be sure to do your research ahead of time. There are also lake ferries found throughout the towns that border on the shores of Lake Garda. Each ferry company's number of services depend on the season, with lesser numbers during the spring and autumn months. From historic paddle steamers to hydrofoils, the prices vary depending on what part of lake you wish to go to with the south of lake being €23.40, the north of lake being €20.50, and the whole of lake being €34.30. Many towns acquire a lakeside path that allows you the opportunity to combine walking with a ferry trip. Have a marvelous time at Lake Garda!


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

Budget Your Trip is all about finding out how much everything costs so that you can travel cheaper and longer. Created by avid travelers Laurie and Bryan, our goal is to help you plan your next trip on the right budget. With average daily travel costs that are calculated from the budgets of real travelers, plus an analysis of hotel and tour prices, you can find out how much money you need to plan your next adventure. We also have plenty of travel advice, accommodation reviews, and activity suggestions.

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