Getting to Desenzano - Travel Information
Desenzano del Garda is located on the southern shore of Lake Garda to the west of Sirmione. It has excellent road connections to the Milan-Venice motorway (therefore, as well, to the north-south route from Austria down to Verona) as well as having its own railway station.
Travel by Car
Those heading to Desenzano from the east or west are advised to use the A4/E70 motorway which stretches from Venice to Milan. The exit for Desenzano del Garda is just to the south of the town and it is only a short drive across the railway line into the main centre and to the lake shore.
Drivers coming from the north and south generally should head for Verona on the motorway connections where there is a connection to the E70.
Milan 131km - northeast to Bergamo and then past Brescia to the motorway exit marked as Desenzano
Venice 159km - past Padua, Vicenza and Verona to the motorway exit at Desenzano
Verona 44km - as above, west to the motorway exit at Desenzano
Travel Directions to Desenzano del Garda
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Travel by Air
At the southern end of Lake Garda, Desenzano has easy access to a range of major airports in northern Italy, as well as some smaller ones which are served by the cheaper air travel operators and travel companies. The towns in brackets are the closest well-known destinations to the airport.
The largest and most likely to have convenient scheduled flights from further afield are Venice (Marco Polo) Airport and the two airports at Milan - most visitors would choose one of the first five airports from the point of view of surface travel convenience, however.
Gabriele D’Annunzio Airport (Brescia) - 28km
Verona Airport (Verona) - 34km
Orio al Serio Airport (Bergamo) - 80km
Milan Linate Airport (Milan) - 122km
Milan Malpensa Airport (Milan) - 160km
Marco Polo Airport (Venice) - 161km
Treviso Airport (Venice) - 177km
Bolzano Airport (Bolzano) - 180km
Innsbruck Airport (Innsbruck) - 300km
Travel by Rail
Desenzano has its own railway station which is part of the main line between Verona and Milan with frequent services. From the station it is a long-ish walk or a short taxi ride to the lake shore and historic centre of the town.