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Travelling to and from lakeside towns in the evening

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Travelling to and from lakeside towns in the evening

Hi guys Northern Ireland newlyweds going to Riva Del Garda this June on Honeymoon, have been searching online about travelling on the lake by boat and have found that most if not all the boat companies stop operating about 5-6pm. My question is if we were to visit Desenzano, Lazise or Garda what is the best way to return to Riva in the evening if we wish to stay longer. Is there a regular bus service into the evening to return to Riva , is there a good Taxi service and is it expensive. Many Thanks

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1. Re: Travelling to and from lakeside towns in the evening

Hi, it's not easy to travel around the lake at night. Travelling by boat will not be an option as all the boats will be moored for the night between 8.00 and 8.30pm.

This is the bus timetable for the west side of the lake between Desenzano and Riva:

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As far as I am aware, they don't add extra services in the evenings in summer.

This is the current timetable for the east side:

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Last year there were some later-evening services on the east side of the lake but I don't think they travelled the entire length of the lake as far as Riva. Until the summer timetable becomes available we won't be able to give advice, but you may for instance be able to take a bus from Garda or Lazise to Malcesine then a taxi to Riva.

Having said that, taxis are not cheap and you have to call to arrange one - you can't hail a taxi in the street.

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2. Re: Travelling to and from lakeside towns in the evening

Thank you - this is very helpful

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3. Re: Travelling to and from lakeside towns in the evening

If it helps, this is the 2013 summer timetable, it hasn't changed for the last two years.

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4. Re: Travelling to and from lakeside towns in the evening

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