There are 6 ways to get from Geneva to Lake Garda by train, car, plane, car ferry or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Geneve to Milano Centrale Eurocity / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano Fr / ...

$165 - $243

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Fly to Venice, train, car ferry  •  7 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Venice (VCE) GVA - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

$66 - $342

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Drive  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Geneva to Lake Garda 284.3 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Verona, drive, car ferry  •  7 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Verona (VRN) GVA - VRN
  2. Drive from Verona to Torri
  3. Take the car ferry from Torri to Maderno

$94 - $439

Fly to Milan Linate, train, taxi  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Linate (LIN) GVA - LIN
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano
  3. Take a taxi from Desenzano to Lake Garda

$120 - $336

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Milan Malpensa (MXP) GVA - MXP
  2. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano

$169 - $335

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Geneva to Lake Garda is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Geneva to Lake Garda is to drive which costs SFr 65 - SFr 100 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between Geneva and Lake Garda is 356 km. The road distance is 454.9 km.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Lake Garda without a car is to train which takes 6 h 12 min and costs SFr 160 - SFr 240.

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It takes approximately 6 h 12 min to get from Geneva to Lake Garda, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Geneva Airport to Verona Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Geneva to Lake Garda is 455 km. It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to drive from Geneva to Lake Garda.

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Jet2.com, KLM, Transavia Holland and four other airlines offer flights from Geneva Airport to Verona Airport.

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There are 4285+ hotels available in Lake Garda. Prices start at $81 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Geneva to Geneva Airport is to line 15 train which takes 8 min and costs SFr 10 - SFr 18.

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Map of how to get from Geneva to Lake Garda.
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  • Distance: 222.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 12 min

What companies run services between Geneva, Switzerland and Lake Garda, Italy?

You can take a train from Geneva to Lake Garda via Milano Centrale and Desenzano in around 6 h 12 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $410
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $490
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $460
Flights from Geneva to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $340
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Venice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Geneva to Verona via Manchester
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $500
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $330
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Geneve to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Desenzano del Garda
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Desenzano to Lake Garda
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Radio Taxi Brixia
Phone
+39 030 35 111

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