There are 3 ways to get from Switzerland to Lake Garda by train, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale Ec / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano Fr / ...

$119 - $172

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Fly, train, taxi  •  5 h

  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

$112 - $323

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Drive  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Lake Garda 262.7 miles

$60 - $95

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The distance between Switzerland and Lake Garda is 227 km. The road distance is 420.4 km.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Lake Garda without a car is to train which takes 6 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Switzerland to Lake Garda, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Switzerland to Lake Garda is 420 km. It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to drive from Switzerland to Lake Garda.

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FlexFlight ApS and Alitalia offer flights from Geneva Airport to Milan Linate Airport.

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There are 3935+ hotels available in Lake Garda. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Switzerland to Geneva Airport is to line 10 bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Switzerland to Lake Garda.
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  • Distance: 141.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

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

You can take a train from Zürich to Lake Garda via Zürich HB, Zuerich Hb, Milano Centrale, and Desenzano in around 6 h 23 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Geneva to Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$100 - $380
Train operators
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 Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Zürich HB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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
$11 - $17
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
$6 - $9
Website
italotreno.it
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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