By car or bus:
The quickest way to get to Trentino Garda by car or bus is by taking the A22 (Modena-Brennero) Highway. The recommended exit is South Rovereto - North Lake Garda , 17 km away from Riva; heading south, it is possible to exit at Trento Center and then head along the SS 45b for about 40 km towards Riva del Garda.
From Brescia you can get to Riva del Garda (80km) taking the West Gardesana (SS 45 bis); the stretch between Gargnano and Riva is very narrow and has many tunnels. The East Gardesana (SS 249) is wider and runs more smoothly. However, during the high tourist season, delays can occur due to traffic.
To get to Trentino Garda by bus there are connecting services direct from Trento and Rovereto (Atesina Bus); from Verona and Desenzano (A.P.T.V. Bus); from Brescia and Milan (S.I.A. Bus) and during the summer season (from mid June till the end of September) also from Venice (A.P.T.V. Bus) (Monday thru Friday, with only one run: Riva h 7.00 - Venice h 10.30 / Venice h 17.15 - Riva h 20.20).
If coming by train, the closest train stop is Rovereto (Brennero line) 20 km away from Riva del Garda. Atesina bus service connects Rovereto to Torbole, Riva and Arco. If coming by train, from Milan or Venice, there is the option of stopping at Desenzano, Peschiera or Verona train stations. From here one can take the A.P.T.V. bus (Verona's Provincial Transport Company) heading towards Riva.
The closest airports to Trentino Garda are those of Verona - Villafranca (Valerio Catullo), Montichiari - Brescia (Gabriele D'Annunzio), Venice (Marco Polo) and Milan (Linate and Malpensa). - From Verona airport: A.P.T.V. connecting bus service every 20 minutes to Verona train and bus stations (travel time 15 minutes). From there you can catch an A.P.T.V. bus to Riva (two hours) or take a train to Rovereto (50 minutes) and then an Atesina bus to Riva (45 minutes). - From Montichiari - Brescia airport: bus service to the Brescia bus and train stations (only 4 or 5 per day). - From Milan Linate: bus service every 30 minutes to Milan's central train station (traveling time around 25 minutes). - From Milan Malpensa: bus service every 20 minutes to the central train station (traveling time about one hour) or else a small train (the Malpensa Express) every 30 minutes which brings you directly to Milans North-Cadorna station (40 minutes). - From Venice airport: connecting bus service every 30 minutes to Mestre and Venice train stations. Airports Brescia, Milan, Venice, Verona.