There are 8 ways to get from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Trenitalia Eurocity  •  5 h

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

$51 - $78

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Bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Verona 401 / ...

$29 - $46

6 alternative options

Train Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug 5
  2. Take the train from Zug(CH) to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione

$87 - $179

Drive  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda 250.7 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  4 h 52 min

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

$95 - $321

Fly to Verona  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Verona (VRN) ZRH - VRN

$85 - $447

Fly to Lugano, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Lugano (LUG) ZRH - LUG
  2. Take the train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano

$116 - $313

Fly to Venice, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Venice (VCE) ZRH - VCE
  2. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Desenzano

$81 - $358

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda is to bus which costs SFr 28 - SFr 50 and takes 8 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda is to drive which takes 4 h 12 min and costs SFr 60 - SFr 90.

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The distance between Zürich and Desenzano del Garda is 260 km. The road distance is 401 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda. However, there are services departing from Zurich and arriving at Desenzano - Via Anelli - Porto via Verona - Piazzale XXV Aprile-Stazione FS. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda. However, there are services departing from Zuerich Hb and arriving at Desenzano via Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Desenzano del Garda, Italy?

You can take a train from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda via Milano Centrale in around 5 h. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $45 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $400
Flights from Zurich to Lugano
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,200
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce
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
Train from Venezia Mestre to Desenzano
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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
Train from Venezia Mestre Station to Desenzano del Garda
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich Stadelhofen to Zug
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zug(CH) to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenord
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano Del Garda-Sirmione
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $15
Schedules at
trenord.it
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Lugano to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Verona
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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