Bus service isn't the best way to travel between cities here, because trains are faster, cheaper, and more convenient. There's regular bus service for reaching and traveling between the small towns on the lakes. It's less convenient than going by boat or by car, and it's used primarily by locals (particularly schoolchildren), but sightseers can use it as well. The bus service around Lake Garda serves mostly towns on the western shore.
Arriva Italia. This network of buses runs in Como, Bergamo, and Cremona. 02/34534110; www.arriva.it.
Autostradale. Autostradale goes to airports Linate, Malpensa, and Bergamo's Orio al Serio from the central train station in Milan, and to Turin from its hub at Lampugnano (Metro red line), northwest of Milan's city center. Reservations are required. 02/30089000; www.autostradale.it.