HOW TO REACH RIVA DEL GARDA?
Riva del Garda is located on the northern shore of the lake and can be reached either via the north-south motorway route between Austria and Verona or the east-west Milan-Venice motorway putting it within reach of a variety of airports.
Those heading to Riva del Garda from the west are advised to use the A4/E70 motorway which stretches from Venice to Milan. The exit for the lake – actually it is the one for Brescia Est – is situated to the east of the turn-offs for Brescia – the route then goes through countryside before joined the lakeshore road north to Limone and eventually to Riva.
Drivers coming from the north should exit the A22/E45 from the Austrian border at Rovereto Sud / Lago di Garda Nord and travel through the mountains to Torbole and Riva del Garda.
This is also the most promising route for those heading from the east and south, who should take the route to the north towards Austria after the exits for Verona and then leave the motorway at the Rovereto Sud junction as above.
Milan 177km – northeast to Bergamo and then past Brescia to the motorway exit at Brescia Est
Venice 204km – past Padua, Vicenza and Verona to the motorway exit at Rovereto Sud
Verona 86km – north on the motorway to Rovereto Sud
(then TRAIN + BUS or TRANSFER SERVICE)
Riva del Garda is well-served with airports, many of which are served with direct flights from all over Europe. The largest and most likely to have convenient scheduled flights from further afield are Venice (Marco Polo) Airport and Verona Airport.
Gabriele D’Annunzio Airport (south of motorway interchange outside Brescia) – 76km
Verona Airport (on motorway interchange to south of city) – 91km
Orio al Serio Airport (just outside Bergamo) – 130km
Milan Linate Airport (close to the city in the eastern suburbs) – 172km
Marco Polo Airport (located on coast of Venice lagoon) – 206km
How to get from VERONA airport to Riva del Garda by public transportation
To locate the bus stop at the airport, see the terminal map here.
AEROBUS: City Centre and Verona Porta Nuova Railway Station
The shuttle service from Verona Airport to Verona Porta Nuova train station operates daily at 5.35 a.m., 6.30, then every 20 minutes until 11.30 p.m.
The shuttle service from Verona Porta Nuova train station to Verona Airport operates daily, at 5.15 a.m., 6.10 a.m., then every 20 minutes until 11.10 p.m. The journey takes 15 minutes.
Please refer to Winter timetable Aerobus.pdf.
The bus is equipped for the transport of people with disabilities
Buy your ticket online (visit the ATV website) or directly at the Airport at the Information Point in the Arrivals Terminal or at the self-service machine.
The city centre is within easy reach of the train station.
From Verona Porta Nuova Railway Station there are different kind of trains to Rovereto train station. For the timetable, please check
From Rovereto train station there are buses to Riva del Garda nearly every hour; for more information, please check
Riva del Garda buses timetable.
Lake Garda – Verona Airport / LINE 164 + LINE 484 ATV
Otherwise, you can reach Riva del Garda also by bus:
- From Verona Bus Station (same location as Verona Train Station) there are buses to Garda;
- From Garda transfer to Riva del Garda each 60′.
BY TRAIN (then BUS)
The nearest railway station to Riva del Garda is at Rovereto (20km) to the east. From Rovereto the buses of Trentino Trasporti offer a shuttle service to the northern end of the lake. Otherwise there are the stations at the southern end of the lake at Desenzano or Peschiera, with bus services offered by the Verona area company ATV.