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 Fior di Loto (8 Via dei Laghi) and Ristorante Pizzeria La Macina (6 via cecina) are great picks.

When to visit Garda

Garda in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Garda in October
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 New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 33h 40m.


Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Garda, followed by ÖBB. The train journey from Garda to Milan takes 1h 12m and costs around $25 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Venice, expect to pay about $18 for a 1h 25m trip.


Another option to get to Garda is to pick up a car hire from Milan, which is about 74 miles from Garda. You’ll find branches of Hertz and Sixt, among others, in Milan.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Garda, including FlixBus, Itabus and Bus. From Venice, the bus ride to Garda takes 105 miles and will cost you around $25. From Milan, the ticket costs about $20 for a journey of 115 miles.

Airlines serving Garda

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British Airways
Good (3,492 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,064 reviews)
Air France
Good (840 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,226 reviews)
United Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
Good (413 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (203 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (4,086 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (759 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (734 reviews)
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in popular areas of Garda

Most booked hotels in Garda

Hotel del Porto
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Caesius Thermae & Spa Resort
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Palace Hotel San Pietro
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Aqualux Hotel Spa & Suite
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Parc Hotel Germano Suites
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Parc Hotel Gritti
Good (7.5, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Garda

Expect to pay $3.54 per litre in Garda (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $42.41 and $56.54. Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Garda, while also 74% cheaper than other types, on average.