Planning to travel from Lake Garda to Venice? Forget about driving and take the train for a smooth and hassle-free journey.
The average journey time by train between Peschiera del Garda and Venice is 2 hours and 16 minutes. However, you can get from Lake Garda to Venice in 1 hour and 16 minutes on the fastest services. That includes taking a Trenord service from Peschiera del Garda to Verona Porta Nuova and a high-speed Frecciarossa train from Verona to Venice. What’s more, travelling on Frecciarossa trains means you won’t have to compromise on comfort – free WiFi, wide leather seats and an at-seat meal service are only some of the amenities you’ll find on board.
Getting off at Venezia Santa Lucia station, Venice’s top sights, including Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Basilica, are within walking distance.
Ready to book your train tickets from Lake Garda to Venice? Read on for more information about the train journey.
Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).
Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).
Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
Frecciargento "silver arrow" high-speed trains connect the main cities of the north-west, central and southern Italy at speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). All Frecciargento trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi, reclining seats and power sockets. There are two levels of service – First Class and Second Class. First Class travellers can enjoy reclining leather seats, welcome service with drink and a sweet or savoury snack, and a free morning newspaper.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Peschiera del Garda to Venice by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Peschiera del Garda and Venice is 1 hour and 56 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Peschiera del Garda to Venice is 1 hour and 27 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Peschiera del Garda to Venice can start from as little as €11.35 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Peschiera del Garda to Venice without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Peschiera del Garda to Venice each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Peschiera del Garda to Venice leaves at 06:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Peschiera del Garda to Venice leaves at 18:58. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Peschiera del Garda to Venice cover a distance of around 79 miles (127 km) during the journey.