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Travel to Lake Garda

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Travel to Lake Garda

Is public transport easy from Linate airport to Lake Garda, where on the lake should we head for to holiday with 2 youngsters ( 11 and 9, dedicated swimmers)? First visit so any advice appreciated. Travelling from South Coast of UK, keen to leave driving out of the scene and need economical break.

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1. Re: Travel to Lake Garda

Hi, you would need to take the bus from the airport to Milan, then train to either Desenzano del Garda or Peschiera del Garda. From either of these towns you can travel to your destination by either bus or taxi.

Personally I would go to the eastern side of the lake, Lazise, Bardolino or Garda, just a short bs ride from Peschiera and close to the Gardaland theme parks.

You can find train information here but you need to enter dates within the next 7 days in order to the full details


There are areas around the lake for swimming, but beaches are small and mostly shingle or rough sand. The best area for swimming is in Riva del Garda but that is at the very north of the lake so would involve quite a long transfer time. Lazise has small beach areas in front of the campsites but this is gritty sand and they do get very busy.

I think the south eastern corner is also better for getting around the lake, with very good bus and ferry services.

Edited: 6:51 am, May 16, 2013
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