the journey

How to get there

Car, train or plane?

The first question when planning your holiday is ‘how will I get to Lake Garda?’ Lake Garda’s geographical location is perfect, meaning you are spoilt for choice between road, rail and air-travel options. You can choose the style of your adventure before it even begins.

For those who prefer the independence of car travel, stopping to savour every beautiful vista along the way, Lake Garda is the right destination. The A22, or Brennerero autostrada (motorway/highway), runs from north to south, linking the Alps to the Mediterranean. Exit at Rovereto Sud. The A4 runs east to west, connecting Milan and Venice, through the hills of Lugana to Desenzano del Garda and Sirmione. From Milan, you can also take the A35 BreBeMi, which gets you quickly to Brescia and from there, in a few minutes, to Garda.

A22 exits: Rovereto Sud, Affi
A4 exits: Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, Peschiera del Garda

Those who like to watch the changing landscape from the train window can reach Lake Garda from Desenzano del Garda, Peschiera and Rovereto stations. Direct rail connections run all year round, between major Italian cities as well as Munich and Vienna.
The following rail companies run services to Lake Garda: Trenitalia, Italo, ÖBB, DB.

Soaring above the clouds as the lake appears below: this is where your holiday begins. A short distance from the lake are the airports of Verona Valerio Catullo and Bergamo Orio al Serio Il Caravaggio, which connect the area with the whole of Europe. A little further away are the airports of Milan Linate and Malpensa, which offer direct international and transcontinental flights.

Long-distance buses combine the practicality of road travel with the convenience of the train. Flixbus runs between Lake Garda and Italian and international locations, with stops in Peschiera del Garda, Brescia and Verona. Why not buy a ticket for yourself and your bicycle, so that you can explore all corners of Lake Garda, even the most hidden ones.
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