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 one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Garda has to offer.

When to visit Garda

Garda in December
Estimated hotel price
$88
1 night at 3-star hotel
Garda in December
Estimated hotel price
$88
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Garda

Plane

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 Washington, D.C. and takes around 10h 45m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Garda, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Garda to Bologna takes 0h 52m and costs around $13 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Venice, expect to pay about $23 for a 0h 59m trip.

Car

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 NOLEGGIARE , among others, in Milan.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Garda, including FlixBus, Itabus and GoOpti. From Venice, the bus ride to Garda takes 85 miles and will cost you around $13. From Bologna, the ticket costs about $15 for a journey of 105 miles.

Plane

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 Washington, D.C. and takes around 10h 45m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Garda, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Garda to Bologna takes 0h 52m and costs around $13 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Venice, expect to pay about $23 for a 0h 59m trip.

Car

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 NOLEGGIARE , among others, in Milan.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Garda, including FlixBus, Itabus and GoOpti. From Venice, the bus ride to Garda takes 85 miles and will cost you around $13. From Bologna, the ticket costs about $15 for a journey of 105 miles.

Airlines serving Garda

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (920 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,543 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,152 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,459 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Garda

Most booked hotels in Garda

Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, 1807 reviews)
$261+
Aqualux Hotel Spa & Suite
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, 1631 reviews)
$238+
Hotel Excelsior Le Terrazze
4 stars
Excellent (8.5, 678 reviews)
$153+
Parc Hotel Germano Suites
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 3932 reviews)
$193+
Hotel Remàt
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, 567 reviews)
$145+
Hotel Conca D'Oro
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, 1145 reviews)
$73+

Renting a car in Garda

Expect to pay $7.84 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 $94.03 and $125.37. The most frequently booked car type in Garda is Economy (Citroen C3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Smart Fortwo or similar) are, on average, 86% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Expect to pay $7.84 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 $94.03 and $125.37. The most frequently booked car type in Garda is Economy (Citroen C3 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Smart Fortwo or similar) are, on average, 86% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.