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There are 7 ways to get from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda by train, bus, car or plane

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 via Milano Centrale  •  5h

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

$51 - $78

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan N524 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to Brescia 36 / ...

$26 - $64

5 alternative options

Train  •  5h 18m

  1. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Brescia Ec

$59 - $95

Drive  •  4h 12m

  1. Drive from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda 250.7 miles

$60 - $90

Fly to Milan Malpensa, train  •  4h 51m

  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

$103 - $320

Fly to Verona  •  6h 33m

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

$93 - $447

Fly to Venice, train  •  5h 47m

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

$88 - $355

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The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda is to bus which costs SFr 26 - SFr 65 and takes 6h 57m.

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

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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 5h.

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The distance between Zürich and Desenzano del Garda is 260 km. The road distance is 401.2 km.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs SFr 50 - SFr 80.

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

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Zürich to Desenzano del Garda train services, operated by Trenitalia Eurocity, depart from Zuerich Hb station.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda is to train which takes 5h and costs SFr 50 - SFr 80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs SFr 26 - SFr 65 and takes 6h 57m, you could also fly, which costs SFr 90 - SFr 450 and takes 6h 33m.

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The quickest flight from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Zürich to Desenzano del Garda train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Desenzano station.

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Map of how to get from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda.
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  • Distance: 162.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h

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 5h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda via Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano, Brescia, and Brescia in around 6h 57m.

Airlines
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $380
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Venice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $290
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $500
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Zurich to Verona via Athens
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Venice
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $230
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
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Zuerich Hb to Brescia
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
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
4h 3m
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
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Mestre to Desenzano
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Desenzano del Garda
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Mestre to Desenzano del Garda
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Zürich to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $32
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eurolines.ch
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Zurigo to Milano Lampugnano
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21
Website
Marino Autolinee
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zürich to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
Ouibus
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan, Terminal Bus di Lampugnano to Brescia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
Autostradale

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Yes, the driving distance between Zürich to Desenzano del Garda is 401 km. It takes approximately 4h 12m to drive from Zürich to Desenzano del Garda.

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Swiss offers flights from Zurich Airport to Milan Malpensa Airport.

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Book your Zürich to Desenzano del Garda train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 3627+ hotels available in Desenzano del Garda. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Zürich to Zurich Airport is to line 16 train which takes 13m and costs SFr 10 - SFr 20.

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