Plan your visit to Gardaland, Italy's top theme park

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Gardaland | Visitor information at a glance

  • What are Gardaland opening hours?
    Gardaland hours vary according to time of year, but the general opening time is 10am onwards. Last entry is two hours before park closing time.
  • Where is Gardaland located?
    Gardaland is located on the shores of Lake Garda in Verona, Italy. The address is 67014 Castelnuovo del Garda, Verona, Italy. View on maps.
  • How many visitors does Gardaland see per year?
    Each year, Gardaland sees approximately 3 millions visitors.

What are Gardaland opening hours?

Gardaland operates seasonally, typically from the beginning of March to the end of September. The park usually opens around 10am.

Closing times: Between the months of October and March, the park may open at 10:30am, depending on the weather conditions. Sometimes, Gardaland is closed for several days at a stretch during the winter months, so it is advisable to check during booking to know the exact timings applicable at the time of your visit.

NOTE: The ticketing office closes two hours before park closing.

What's the best time to visit Gardaland?

Finding the perfect time to visit Gardaland depends on what you prioritize. The park operates seasonally from April to September. If you prefer a less crowded experience, steer clear of peak season (June, July, and August) which can be scorching hot. Opt for weekdays in May or September when there are generally fewer visitors and the weather is usually pleasant with warm days and cool evenings. Keep in mind that some shows or attractions might not be operational in early April or late September.

Visiting during the peak season comes with the benefit of longer park hours and the guarantee that all shows and attractions are open, while it comes with the downside of large crowds, potentially longer wait times for rides and shows, and higher ticket prices.

For the best balance of weather and crowds, aim for May or September. For the most show and attraction options, visit during peak season (June, July, or August) but be prepared for larger crowds, potentially longer wait times, and hotter weather.

Here's a pro tip: Arriving right at the park opening is ideal during any season to experience shorter lines initially.

Where is Gardaland located?

Getting to Gardaland in Verona


By public transportation

By Train: Board the Regionale, Frecciarossa, Trenord or Italo trains from Verona’s Porta Nuovo station. The train from here to the Pescheira del Garda stations takes about 15-20 minutes. From there, you can either take a bus or free shuttle service to Gardaland.

By shuttle bus: A convenient free shuttle bus operates between Peschiera del Garda station and Gardaland every 30 minutes. The first shuttle departs 30 minutes before park opening and the last one runs 30 minutes after closing.

By public bus: Alternatively, you can take public buses 484, 483, or 164 from the bus station outside Peschiera del Garda towards Malcesine Autostazione. Get off at the Gardaland" stop, and the park is just a short walk away.


By car

If you’re driving, take the route Via Derna which is the shortest. If you are coming from via Milano, the route is slightly longer.

Once you arrive at Gardaland, there are convenient paid parking options inside the attraction.

  • The parking lot opens an hour before the park official hours. The fee is €6 per day for cars and campervans. For buses and motorcycles, parking is free.
  • Besides the in-house parking slot, there are also parking options nearby.

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Know before you go to Gardaland

Visiting with family
Dress code
  • Washrooms
  • Drinking fountains
  • Complimentary mobile phone charging stations inside the following restaurants: Merlin Stube, Ristorante Aladino, Buffalo Ranch and Focacceria & Gelateria Kung Fu Panda. Mobile phone charging boxes (subject to a fee) are available at the Souk Area, West Area and English Village.
  • Special park guide for guests with disabilities
  • Park purchases can now be collected at the end of your visit to Gardaland from the Adventure Store in the parking lot after 4:30 pm.
  • Free wi-fi throughout the park.
  • Leave your luggage at the "Welcome" Information Office at the Ticket Office Area or at the "West" Information Office in the West Village and travel light. However, the luggage cannot contain food and drink.
baby strollers on rent
  • If you are travelling with children below the height of 110 cm, strollers can be rented at a fee of €5 a day. They can be collected at the "Welcome" Information Office at the Ticket Office Area or at the "West" Information Office in the West Village.
  • A nursery with nappy changing rooms, high chairs and bottle warmers is located inside the Fantasy Kingdom.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • To prevent your child from getting lost, you can get a bracelet with your child’s name and your contact details. The bracelet can be found at the “Welcome” Information Office at the Ticket Office Area, “Castle” and “Turnstiles” at the entrance and at the “West” Information Office in the West Village.
Peppa Pig Meet & Greet
Gardaland’s guide
  • Easy Rider offers services like creating an itinerary suited to the guest, explain ride restrictions and rules, guide guests inside the park, etc. It is dedicated to groups of minimum 4 and maximum 12 participants, with a roughly equal number of guests with disabilities and companions.
  • Easy shopping service is available as well. Gardaland delivers all purchases made in any shop within the park before 4 p.m. to the Adventure Store in the parking area. You can pick up your purchases from 4.30 p.m. onwards at no extra charge.
  • The park provides a fast-track service for guests with specific physical, sensory, or cognitive conditions, along with easy access passes. To avail of these services, you can visit the Welcome Desk and present the relevant disability certification.
  • Manual wheelchairs are available for rental at Gardaland. You can rent them at the Welcome Info Office, the Welcome Desk, and inside the park at the Info West.
  • Gardaland provides accessible toilets with reserved spaces for guests with disabilities.
  • The theaters where shows are performed have seats reserved for guests with disabilities.
Outside food and beverages, alcohol, and glassware are not permitted in the park
  • Access to each ride is subject to specific height, age, and health restrictions.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • If you wish to leave the park momentarily and return later in the day, you can obtain a "pass" stamp at the entrance/exit turnstiles.
  • Outside food and beverages, alcohol, and glassware are not permitted in the park.
  • Entry with bicycles, skateboards, roller skates, etc., is prohibited.
  • Smoking is prohibited in the park except in designated smoking areas.
  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash. If large, they must also wear a muzzle. Dogs are not allowed on the rides and cannot enter shows.
no strict dress code to be followed at Gardaland

While there is no strict dress code to be followed at Gardaland, arriving bare chested or in a swimsuit to eateries, shows, attractions/live events is prohibited. Carrying a change of clothing is also advised if you’re planning to get into any of the water rides.

Booking online
  • Booking online is highly recommended as you can grab the best deals.
  • Arrive early as you can to get a head start on visiting all the top attractions Gardaland has to offer.
  • Visit the less-popular attractions as soon as you enter to beat the crowd. Sometimes, this might mean starting from the back of the park and then working yourself up to the front.
  • Download the official app to find your way around Gardaland, show timings, etc.
  • Italian summers can be hot, so bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated. Water fountains are available throughout the park.
  • If you’re a photo enthusiast, protect your camera or phone in a waterproof case.
Gardaland gift shops
Gardaland cafe

Gardaland has a number of restaurants and bars that offer special menus for kids, as well as gluten-free and vegetarian options. Most restaurants are also equipped with accessibility features.

  • Full Meals: For full meals try out restaurants like Hacienda Miguel, Merlin Stube, and Ristorante Aladino.
  • Kid Friendly: For some kid-friendly options like milkshakes, ice creams,  pizzas, burgers, and fries head over to the Prezzemolo Land and Peppa Pig Land.
  • Fast Food: There are fast-food options like Fast Food Blue Tornado, Buffalo Ranch, Focacceria Western, Chiosco Salsiccia, or Hot Dog Kung Fu Panda Land
  • Bars: Head over to Chiosco Beerhouse, Bar Jungle Rapids or Bar Aladino to enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverages.

When you visit Gardaland, you can stay in one of the resort's three 4-star hotels: Gardaland Hotel, Gardaland Adventure Hotel, and Gardaland Magic Hotel.

Apart from these options, you can also check out this list of hotels available for you to stay close to Gardaland:


Hotel Bel Sito, 1.9 km away


Hotel Garden, 2.5 km away


Quellenhof Luxury Resort Lazise, 6 km away

  • Canevaworld Aquapark: Located 2.5 km away, Canevaworld waterpark offers a variety of water slides and pools.
  • Sirmione: Sirmione is a beautiful town located on the shores of Lake Garda. It is known for its picturesque castle, thermal baths, and Roman ruins.
  • Monte Baldo: Monte Baldo is a mountain range located south of Lake Garda. It offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding countryside.

Frequently asked questions about visiting Gardaland

Are there any special events happening at Gardaland that I can go for?

Absolutely! Gardaland hosts various special events throughout the year. From seasonal celebrations like Halloween and Christmas events to special shows, parades, and entertainment, there's always something exciting happening at Gardaland.

What is the best time to visit Gardaland?

Gardaland is usually less busy on weekday mornings during the lean season. Going in the afternoon also helps avoid the bustling crowd. Peak season (June to August) has longer wait times and is busier.

Can I re-enter Gardaland once I exit?

Yes, you can reenter Gardaland once you exit. Just get a ‘pass’ stamp affixed at the entrance/exit turnstiles.

Can I bring my own food to Gardaland?

While outside food and beverages are not permitted inside Gardaland, we provide picnic areas just outside the park entrance for your convenience. Inside the park, you'll find a variety of dining options, including restaurants, cafes, and snack bars, serving a range of cuisines to suit all tastes.

What is the best way to get to Gardaland?

Using public transport to visit Gardaland is highly recommended. From Verona Porta Nuovo, take any Regionale, Frecciarossa, Trenord or Italo train to Pescheira del Garda. From there, take the 164 bus and get down at the Gardaland stop, which is a 150-odd metres from Gardaland. Alternatively,there is a free shuttle bus service every 30 minutes from Pescheira del Garda. If you choose to drive, drive via Derna to enter Gardaland. There are parking spots available inside Gardaland.

Is Gardaland wheelchair accessible?

Gardaland has several accessibility features, including being wheelchair friendly. Guests with disabilities are encouraged to visit the Welcome Desk to get assistance.

Are prams allowed inside Gardaland?

Yes, prams are permitted inside Gardaland. Strollers can also be rented from the "Welcome" Information Office at the Ticket Office Area or at the "West" Information Office in the West Village.

Is there a dress code to be followed at Gardaland?

While there is no strict dress code enforced inside Gardaland, entering rides, eating areas and shows barechested or in swimsuits is not allowed.

Is photography permitted inside Gardaland?

Yes, do feel free to click as many pictures as you’d like while at Gardaland. Protect your phone or camera from splashes with a waterproof casing. 

Can I combine my Gardaland and Legoland visit in one day?

Unfortunately, Gardaland and Legoland are two separate theme parks that deserve their own time to fully enjoy. Rushing your trip may cause you to miss out on the best rides and attractions. However, you can plan separate days to visit each park and make the most of all the experiences they have to offer!

How much does it cost to visit Gardaland?

A basic ticket that grants access to just Gardaland starts at €39.5. Combo tickets to SEA LIFE Aquarium, LEGOLAND Water park, etc. are priced differently based on their their offerings and inclusions. 

What should I do to prepare for the weather at Gardaland?

It's essential to check the weather forecast before your visit to Gardaland and dress accordingly. Bring sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses for sunny days, and consider bringing a light jacket or raincoat for unexpected weather changes.