Getting to Riva del Garda - Travel Information

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.

Travel to Riva del Garda

Travel by Car

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

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Travel by Air

Riva del Garda, like the rest of the lake resorts, is well-served with airports, many of which - especially the most close at hand - are served with flights from the low-cost airlines from the UK or with travel company charter flights. The largest and most likely to have convenient scheduled flights from further afield are Venice (Marco Polo) Airport and the two airports at Milan.

Gabriele D’Annunzio Airport (south of motorway interchange outside Brescia) - 76km
Verona Airport (on motorway interchange to south of city) - 91km
Bolzano Airport (to the north and east of Lake Garda) - 104km
Orio al Serio Airport (just outside Bergamo) - 130km
Milan Linate Airport (close to the city in the eastern suburbs) - 172km
Milan Malpensa Airport (to the west of the city) - 211km
Marco Polo Airport (located on coast of Venice lagoon) - 206km
Treviso Airport (just to the north of Venice) - 222km
Innsbruck Airport (over the border in the Austrian Tyrol) - 224km

Travel by Rail

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.