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To car hire or not car hire?

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To car hire or not car hire?

We are a family of 5 (kids aged 7, 5 and 3) visiting Bella Italia in Lake Garda in July. We are trying to decide whether it's worth hiring a car for a week of the trip or not. We have to pick someone up in Milan Bergamo half way through the holiday, so we would need an SUV/MPV plus car seats. Can anyone advise on whether public transport or transfers are good for trips to/from airport, maybe a trip to Venice and visits to Gardaland, or should we just bite the bullet a pay the €800?

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2. Re: To car hire or not car hire?

First, it is well worth while to have a car around lago di Garda. There are many wonderful places to visit and see within an hour's drive time.

Secondly, if I understand, the late arrival comes into Bergamo airport. In that case it is an easy drive to go pick them up. If they are flying into Milan airports, then make them take the train to Brescia.

and for a day in Venice, i would take the train from Verona or Brescia. it is nicer and easier to enter Venice by train.

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The journey from the airport to Peschiera del Garda by public transport takes 2 hours or more depending on connections etc. You can either get the shuttle bus to Bergamo then train to Peschiera del Garda, a journey of around 1hr. 40 mins. with a change of train en route, then a taxi or bus to the campsite. An alternative is the bus direct from the airport to Brescia but that is a 1 hr. journey, then train or a second bus, taking another 90 mins. to Peschiera del Garda, this bus stops outside the campsite.

trasportibrescia.it/upload/…LN027.pdf

A car would be much easier for getting to and from the airport and for getting around the lake easily. The buses and ferries in July will be very busy, the ferries are quite expensive so for a family of five the costs would soon add up. With a car you can travel around at your own pace, stopping wherever you want without being tied to timetables.

Have you checked http://www.auto-europe.co.uk/ for car hire?

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