Garda travel guide

Garda Tourism | Garda Guide

You're Going to Love Garda

With a population of 3,611, Garda is a must-see destination in Veneto, Italy. It is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

Where to Eat in Garda

If you’re looking for affordable options, Ristorante Pizzeria La Macina (6 via cecina) and La Lepre - Desenzano del Garda (29/33 Via Bagatta) are great picks.

When to visit Garda

Garda in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Garda in November
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Garda


Although Garda doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Milan All airports (MIL), which is located 75 miles from Garda. The shortest flight to Garda from the United States departs from New York and takes around 13h 20m.


Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Garda, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Garda to Milan takes 1h 10m and costs around $11 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Parma, expect to pay about $14 for a 3h 05m trip.


Another option to get to Garda is to pick up a car rental from Milan, which is about 74 miles from Garda. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and Ok Mobility, among others, in Milan.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Garda, including FlixBus, Itabus and Bus. From Bergamo, the bus ride to Garda takes 85 miles and will cost you around $33. From Innsbruck, the ticket costs about $14 for a journey of 220 miles.

Airlines serving Garda

United Airlines
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American Airlines
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Air France
Good (436 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,403 reviews)
British Airways
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Qatar Airways
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Air Canada
Good (1,661 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (295 reviews)
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Brussels Airlines
Good (118 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Good (389 reviews)
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Scandinavian Airlines
Good (460 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (345 reviews)
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Where to stay in Garda

Average rates range from around $182 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $142 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Garda

Most booked hotels in Garda

Tobago Hotel
Excellent (9.4, 581 reviews)
Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort
Excellent (8.6, 1160 reviews)
Aqualux Hotel Spa & Suite
Excellent (8.5, 1369 reviews)
Parc Hotel Germano Suites
Excellent (8.4, 3503 reviews)
B&B Hotel Affi - Lago di Garda
Excellent (8.3, 2749 reviews)
Hotel Conca D'Oro S
Excellent (8.3, 816 reviews)
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Renting a car in Garda

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 29% more expensive than at Verona.

Expect to pay $7.42 per gallon in Garda (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $89.03 and $118.71. Compact (Fiat 500L or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Garda, while also 62% cheaper than other types, on average.