Verona is a very popular tourist destination and we would recommend a visit if you’re visiting Lake Garda for a number of days.
There are plenty of different ways you can travel from Lake Garda to Verona, so read on to find out which suits you best.
- If you are travelling from Verona to Lake Garda, then check out Verona to Lake Garda guide.
- If you are travelling to Verona from Malcesine, then check out our Malcesine to Verona guide.
Travelling From Lake Garda To Verona
You’ve got four main options when travelling from Lake Garda to Verona.
- By Train
- By Car
- By Bus
- By Taxi
The best option for you depends on where you are travelling from in Lake Garda, as some areas in Lake Garda have direct train routes to Verona, for example.
How far is Verona from Lake Garda?
Using the center of Lake Garda as a starting point, Verona is 33.4km (or 20.7 miles) from Lake Garda as the crow flies.
Lake Garda To Verona By Train
Travelling from Lake Garda to Verona by train doesn’t take long and is inexpensive. If you can easily travel to the two train stations at the south of Lake Garda (Peschiera del Garda & Desenzano del Garda) then this is definitely the easiest way to get to Verona.
If you are visiting Lake Garda with your family then we recommend taking the train as it’s the fastest way to get to Verona.
Is there a train from Lake Garda to Verona?
You can take a train from Peschiera del Garda directly to Verona Porta Nuova. The average journey time only takes 17 minutes and there are roughly 25 departure times per day. You can get a fare as cheap as £3.29 depending on time & date.
Peschiera del Garda train station
Peschiera del Garda train station is one of two main train stations surrounding Lake Garda. It is situated at the south of the lake and is accessible from all around the lake by bus or by ferry.
Peschiera del Garda has numerous direct trains to Verona Port Nuova train station which require no changes. The Verona Porta Nuova train station is situated in the south of Verona, but it is easy walking distance to the city centre.
Desenzano del Garda train station
Desenzano del Garda is the second main train station situated in Lake Garda.
You can get a direct train from Desenzano del Garda to Verona, but it takes around ten minutes longer. The prices are about the same as trains from Peschiera del Garda. If you are travelling from the western part of Lake Garda and are closer to Desenzano del Garda then we would recommend getting the train from here.
How much is the train from Lake Garda to Verona?
Times and prices were up to date at the time of writing. We would advise checking timetables and prices before you plan your day trip to Verona! You can check timetables and book trains in advance on trainline.
The train from Peschiera del Garda to Verona Porta Nuova train station varies from as little as £3.26 to £13.22.
The cheapest train is operated by a regional rail company called Trenord. These trains take the longest, but still only take 19 minutes. These trains run less frequently than other trains, and usually leave Peschiera del Garda train station every hour.
The most expensive train from Lake Garda to Verona (currently £13.22) only takes 14 minutes.
There are two high-speed train operators who run this faster service, Italo & Frecciargento. These services tend to have wifi and plug sockets and usually operate a couple of times per hour.
How long does the train take from Lake Garda to Verona?
The average journey time is 14 – 19 minutes. The fastest train from Peschiera del Garda to Verona takes 14 minutes, whilst the ‘slower’ train takes 19 minutes. All of the trains from Peschiera del Garda to Verona are direct and require no changes.
Lake Garda To Verona By Car
If you already have access to a car whilst on holiday in Lake Garda, then driving to Verona is a good option as it’s a relatively straightforward drive and there are plenty of parking options in Verona.
How long does it take to drive to Verona from Lake Garda?
From the southern parts of Lake Garda, it can take around 1 hour and 20 minutes, and from the north, it can take between 30 minutes to 45 minutes.
Driving from Lake Garda to Verona
Each journey will differ slightly depending on where in Lake Garda you are driving from, but wherever you are travelling from the drive from Lake Garda to Verona is pretty straightforward.
Driving around Lake Garda itself is always a pleasure due to the scenic views. The roads aren’t usually busy which makes driving a little easier, but watch out for locals who may overtake you if you are driving slower than them!
Be prepared for toll roads
There are a couple of different routes into Verona depending on where from Lake Garda you are travelling from, but both ways require going on toll roads.
From our experience, the toll booths accept card payments and cash/coins. The last time we drove from Lake Garda to Verona the average toll price was around €1.60, but this could be different now.
We recommend using Google Maps either whilst you are driving or before you set off as this will tell you how many toll roads there will be and where they are.
Travel times by car and distance from Lake Garda to Verona
Sirmione to Verona: Roughly 47mins (fastest route, includes tolls) & 43.6km
Desenzano del Garda to Verona: Roughly 39mins (fastest route, includes tolls) & 44.6km
Gardone Riviera to Verona: Roughly 1hr 9mins (fastest route, includes tolls) & 67.6km
Limone Sul Garda to Verona: Roughly 1hr 25 mins (fastest route, includes tolls) & 97.4km
Riva del Garda to Verona: Roughly 1hr 10 mins (fastest route, includes tolls) & 86.4km
Malcesine to Verona: Roughly 1hr 13 mins (fastest route, includes tolls) & 65.4km
Bardolino to Verona: Roughly 39 mins (fastest route, includes tolls) & 30.7km
Lazise to Verona: Roughly 30 mins (fastest route, includes tolls) & 25.4km
Peschiera del Garda to Verona: Roughly 29 mins (fastest route, includes tolls) & 29.5km
Parking in Verona City Center
There are a lot of choices when parking in Verona. We would advise planning on where you want to park before you set off, to avoid the stress of finding a parking spot in a totally new city.
There are a couple of parking options close to the Citadella (which is pretty central in Verona). Both have a maximum charge of €18 per day, but it is cheaper if you stay under 6 hours.
Hiring a car from Lake Garda
If you want to drive to Verona, then we would recommend hiring a car from whichever airport you will be landing at, as there aren’t many options in Lake Garda itself.
Airports have a wide variety of rental companies, giving you more choice so you can shop around and get the best deals.
Lake Garda To Verona By Bus
Travelling by bus is another option for getting to Verona.
Again, this really depends on whereabouts in Lake Garda you are travelling from, but if you are travelling from the southern part of the lake then it’s about an hour on the bus and tickets are relatively cheap (from as little as £1 – £4).
If you are in the southern part of the lake, then you can get a bus from either Lasize or Desenzano del Garda, direct to Verona.
The bus from Lasize to Verona takes about 52 minutes and costs around £2 – £4.
The bus from Desenzano del Garda to Verona takes around 1 hour and 11 minutes and costs £1 – £3.
You can see the full Lake Garda bus timetables here.
Lake Garda To Verona By Taxi
Getting a taxi from Lake Garda to Verona is by far the most expensive option, but probably the easiest option depending on where in Lake Garda you are travelling from.
For some context, we’ve looked at the journey time and rough cost from the most northern point in the lake, Riva Del Garda, and the most southern part of the lake, Sirmione.
Taxi from Riva Del Garda to Verona
Getting a taxi from Riva Del Garda to Verona would take around 1 hour, and cost roughly £90 – £100.
Taxi from Sirmione to Verona
Getting a taxi from Sirmione to Verona would take just a little over half an hour, and cost anywhere between £40 – £55.
What To Do In Verona When You Get There
There are plenty of things to do in Verona, but below are some of our favorites:
- Vist the Arena di Verona
- Visit Juliet’s balcony (Casa di Giulietta)
- Vist Centro Storico Verona (Verona’s Historical Center)
- Take a Verona food & wine tour
- Walk across Ponte Pietra Bridge