Did you know that Venice, the most romantic city of the world is less than a two hour train ride from Lake Garda, making it an achievable addition to your Lake Garda holiday itinerary.
Trains for Venice depart from Desenzano and Peschiera at regular intervals throughout the day, for as little as €9 each way. It’s best to arrive at Desenzano early to be sure of one of the free parking spaces, which are just a minutes walk from the station.
There are trains for the return journey at regular intervals between 4.00pm and 9.00pm so you will have plenty of time to spend an amazing day out experiencing the facinating city.
The train takes you to the heart of the city so there is plenty of time to reach Piazza San Marco by navigating the bridges and canals, to take a ride in a gondola and to sample the bacari, a glass of wine with appetizers a true Venetian tradition.
You can check out the timetable, fares and even book your Lake Garda to Venice tickets with Omio.
Venezia Santa Lucia is the train station that takes you into the historic center of Venice. Just outside of the station you can catch a water bus or water taxi. It is also just a 10 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge and 20 minutes to St. Mark’s Sqaure (Piazza San Marco).
Please always remember that train tickets in Italy need to be validated. This is done by stamping your ticket in one of the machines in and around the station or on the platform. Once the ticket has been validated it must be used within the time frame stamped on the ticket.
Please be aware that it may be necessary to book tickets in advance during the high season.