Verona to Desenzano del Garda by train

How to take the rail journey from Verona to Desenzano del Garda



From Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione

Journey Summary

Travel Time
24 min
Travel Information

Final Destination: Milano Centrale

All trains also call at: Peschiera de Garda

If you want to make a day trip from Verona to Lake Garda by taking a train to Desenzano del Garda, then target these trains and ignore the Frecce trains.

If you want to be spontaneous and book last minute at the station, then the Frecce trains are a very pricey option, for such a comparatively short journey.

14 - 18 x trains per day


Book early and save: No (not on these trains)

Tickets will cost the same price if purchased at the station immediately before departure.

These Regionale Veloce trains are always cheaper than the faster Frecce trains; you can save a minimum of €5.

They'll be more than €10 cheaper, if you'll be booking last minute at the station just before your journey - hence our suggestion that it's not worth taking those Frecce trains for this journey.

Where to book
Ticket Provider Approximate Cost
Trenitalia *

Trenitalia Guide

Trenitlalia is the national rail operator in Italy and in addition to its cheaper types of ticket; it also typically offers other discounts available to non-Italians, which include:

  • Group Offers, provides for a discount of up to 50% when 3-5 Adults travel together.
  • Family Offer for when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 11 and under.
  • The Children Free Offer is available for journeys by Frecce trains, when groups of 2 - 5 people are travelling together and at least one of the party is a aged 15 and under.
    Those aged 15 and under travel for free, but the Adults will need to purchase full price 'Base' tickets.

On this journey

Good to Know

After midday the departures are hourly, but the morning service of these Regionale trains is much more sparse.
On Monday to Fridays there are no departures usually scheduled between 09:43 and 12:43 and at weekends there are no departures usually scheduled between 09:43 and 11:43
Though as explained on our Italian Train Travel Guide this lack of late morning departures is fairly typical in Italy.

This train service is operated by Trenord and not Trenitalia.

The railway line is close to the southern shore of Lake Garda, but despite that, there are no views over it to be seen to the east of Desenzano.

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