Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione is the train station belonging to the town of Desenzano del Garda, which lies on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda. The train from Verona takes just 19 minutes and there are over twenty daily services to Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione station, so you'll be exploring beautiful Lake Garda in no time. The first train departs at 05:45 and the final train in the opposite direction departs at 23:59, so you can easily enjoy a day at the lake without worrying about missing the last train back!
Trains to Lake Garda are run by Trenord, the company responsible for passenger rail services in the Lombardy region. While the train won't have the creature comforts of Trenitalia's high-speed Frecciarossa fleet, they're cheap and will get you from A to B with no fuss. You'll arrive ready to enjoy the crystal blue waters of the lake and its fascinating surroundings. Head to Scaligero Castle in the nearby town of Sirmione for an authentic slice of history. Located on the Sirmione peninsula in the historic town centre, the castle is one of the best-preserved in Italy.
The closest beach to the train station is Spiaggia di Rivoltella - around 3km away as the crow flies. But there's plenty more to do than lay about on a beach, so have a read of our guide to Lake Garda for inspiration.
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.
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione 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 Verona Porta Nuova and Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione is 25 minutes, with around 23 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 Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione is 19 minutes.
Train tickets from Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione can start from as little as €4.45 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione without having to change trains. There are 22 direct trains from Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione leaves at 05:45. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione leaves at 22:20. 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 Verona Porta Nuova to Desenzano del Garda/Sirmione cover a distance of around 22 miles (35 km) during the journey.