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There are 5 ways to get from Venice Airport (VCE) to Desenzano del Garda by bus, train, car, towncar or shuttle

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

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  2h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Venice Airport to Mestre Stazione FS 7 / ...
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione R4 / ...

17€ - 147€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  3h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Peschiera del Garda, Peschiera del Garda 400 / ...

17€ - 74€

Drive  •  1h 34m

  1. Drive from Venice Airport (VCE) to Desenzano del Garda 158.5 km

21€ - 35€

Towncar  •  1h 34m

  1. Take a town car from Venice Airport to Desenzano del Garda 158.5 km

Shuttle, bus  •  4h 26m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Aeroporto M.Polo to Verona
  2. Take the bus from Verona - Piazzale XXV Aprile-Stazione FS to Desenzano - Via Anelli - Porto Ln026

33€ - 198€

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The cheapest way to get from Venice Airport (VCE) to Desenzano del Garda is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Venice Airport (VCE) to Desenzano del Garda is to drive which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 1h 34m.

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The distance between Venice Airport (VCE) and Desenzano del Garda is 141 km. The road distance is 158.5 km.

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The best way to get from Venice Airport (VCE) to Desenzano del Garda without a car is to bus and train which takes 2h 16m and costs 16€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 2h 16m to get from Venice Airport (VCE) to Desenzano del Garda, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Venice Airport (VCE) to Desenzano del Garda is 158 km. It takes approximately 1h 34m to drive from Venice Airport (VCE) to Desenzano del Garda.

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There are 4473+ hotels available in Desenzano del Garda. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Venice Airport (VCE) to Desenzano del Garda.
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  • Distance: 140.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 16m

What companies run services between Venice Airport (VCE), Italy and Desenzano del Garda, Italy?

FlixBus operates a bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Peschiera del Garda, Peschiera del Garda every 4 hours. Tickets cost 9€ - 12€ and the journey takes 1h 30m.

Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
12€ - 17€
Base Standard
27€ - 40€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano Garda-Sirm
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
7€ - 10€
Base Standard
19€ - 27€
Base Premium
25€ - 40€
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
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 16€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
14€ - 16€
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano Garda-Sirm
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
3€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
5€ - 7€
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 Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
30€ - 80€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
30€ - 45€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
8€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
8€ - 12€
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 5€
Website
Trenord
Bus operators
ATVO S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0421 5944
Email
atvo@atvo.it
Website
atvo.it
Bus from Venice Airport to Mestre Stazione FS
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
9€
Schedules at
atvo.it
Nomago
Phone
+386 1 431 77 00
Email
info@nomago.si
Website
nomago.si
Bus from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Venice Mestre Train Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
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Nomago
Economy
6€ - 10€
Premium
8€ - 12€
Family&friends
10€ - 14€
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Venice, Venice Mestre to Peschiera del Garda, Peschiera del Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SIA
Phone
(+39) 030 2889911
Email
sia@arriva.it
Website
arriva.it
Bus from Verona - Piazzale XXV Aprile-Stazione FS to Desenzano - Via Anelli - Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
1€ - 3€
Schedules at
arriva.it
2nd Class
1€ - 3€
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Venice Airport to Desenzano del Garda

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