Verona Airport is the closest airport to Lake Garda & Malcesine, and getting from Verona Airport to Malcesine is quite straightforward.
Below, we will take you through the different ways you can reach Malcesine from Verona Airport so you can start planning your holiday to Lake Garda and Malcesine!
- Verona Airport To Malcesine Overview
- Driving To Malcesine
- Getting A Taxi From Verona Airport
- Hiring A Private Transfer
- Using Public Transport
In this guide:
Verona Airport To Malcesine
Verona Airport To Malcesine Overview
As Verona Airport is the nearest airport to Lake Garda & Malcesine, there’s a variety of ways you can travel between the two.
How far is Verona Airport to Malcesine?
Verona Airport is 63.5km (39.4miles) from Malcesine. To drive, this would roughly take around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Driving To Malcesine
Driving from Verona Airport to Malcesine is relatively quick and straightforward, even if you haven’t driven in Italy before.
The routes you can drive
There’s a total of three main routes, each taking the same amount of time (from 1 hour and 13 minutes – 1 hour and 18 minutes). It all depends which way you want to drive and if you want to combine your drive with some sightseeing on the way.
All routes require you to drive on the A22, which is a motorway in Italy. All Italian motorways are toll roads. The price will change depending on which route (and exit) you take, but it’s not a huge amount. The toll booths take cash & card.
Route One (Quickest)
This route takes you along the A22 from Verona Airport, onto the SP9, and then into Lake Gard via Garda. This is the quickest route in terms of driving time, as it roughly takes 1 hour and 13 minutes depending on traffic.
Route Two (Shortest)
The second route you can drive is similar to the quickest route but is actually shorter in distance despite it taking an extra five minutes or so (depending on traffic). You also come off the A22 earlier, so the toll is slightly cheaper.
During this route, you enter onto the coast of Lake Garda lower down at Lazise, meaning you also get to see more of Lake Garda as you head down into Malcesine.
Route Three (The Scenic Route)
The third route you can take only takes the same amount of time as the second route (roughly 1 hour and 18 minutes) – despite it being much longer (93.1km)
Instead of heading onto the shores of Lake Garda on the south, this route takes you north on the other side, behind Monte Baldo, and then onto Lake Garda at the northern-most tip at Riva del Garda.
Hiring a car from Verona Airport
Like most major airports, there are plenty of choices when it comes to hiring a car at Verona Airport. We would recommend booking online before you travel to make sure you get the best deal, and to avoid any stress when you land!
Getting A Taxi From Verona Airport
Unlike other airports, such as Milan Malpensa or Bergamo, Verona Airport isn’t too far away for you to catch a taxi when you land.
Sure, it’s a little bit more expensive than public transport, but if you don’t want to hire a car whilst you are staying in Malcesine and you don’t want to use public transport after your flight, then it might be the best choice for you.
Price of a taxi from Verona Airport to Malcesine
The average cost of a taxi is usually between €70-€85, but this can change depending on the taxi company or time of visit.
Verona Airport Taxi Rank Location
The taxi rank at Verona Airport is located outside of Terminal 2 Arrivals.
Verona Taxi Companies
There’s three main taxi companies that serve Verona Airport:
- Unione Radio Taxi
- Taxi & Auto Blu Soc. Coop
- Radiotaxi Catullo
Hiring A Private Transfer
There are two main benefits of hiring a private taxi to take you to Malcesine from Verona Airport.
- It could be more cost-effective if you are travelling with more than four people
- Less stressful than trying to hail a taxi when you land
Price of a private transfer to Malcesine
The price varies depending on what size of transfer you need. You can see example prices for each transfer size below:
|Transfer Size||Single Transfer||Return Transfer|
Using Public Transport
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option to get to Malcesine from Verona Airport, then you could use public transport.
Public transport takes longer than the other options on the list, with the quickest option taking 2 and a half hours.
You can get the bus from the airport to Malcesine, but it does require getting on three different buses. The full journey takes two and a half hours.
Whilst this is a much longer journey, you can combine the journey with some sightseeing as you can explore Verona before heading onto Lake Garda & Malcesine.
You can see the full journey below:
- Get the airport shuttle from Verona Airport to Verona City Centre (bus number 199)
- Get the 162 or the 163 from Verona City Centre to Garda (the town)
- Get the 483 or the 484 from Garda to Malcesine
Discover more: Lake Garda Bus Timetables (2022)
By Bus & Train
Another way to get to Malcesine from Verona Airport by using public transport is by train & bus.
This route takes roughly 2 and a half hours, but it can be combined with a visit to Peschiera del Garda before you head on to Malcesine.
You can see the full journey below:
- Get the shuttle bus from Verona Airport to Verona Porta Nuova train station
- Get the train from Verona Porta Nuova train station to Peschiera del Garda
- Get the bus from Peschiera del Garda to Malcesine (bus number 483)
Discover more: Things To Do In Malcesine
In summary, getting from Verona Airport to Malcesine is straightforward and can be relatively affordable. Here are the options you have again;
- Driving (hiring a car)
- Hiring a taxi
- Getting a private transfer
- Using public transport