Getting there & away
From Bergamo’s bus station (035 24 02 40) on Piazzale Marconi, SAB (035 28 90 00; www.sab-autoservizi.it in Italian) operates services to the lakes and mountains.
From the Piazzale Marconi train station, there are almost hourly trains to/from Milan’s Stazione Centrale (€3.50, 45 minutes) and less-frequent trains to Brescia (€3.50, 50 minutes) and Cremona (€6.70, two hours). Change in Brescia or Cremona for Mantua.
Bergamo’s airport, Orio al Serio (035 32 63 23; www.orioaeroporto.it), is 4km southeast of the train station. Served by both regular and budget airlines, there are daily flights to/from the UK and other European destinations, as well as connections by air to Rome, Naples, Cagliari and Palermo.