Travel to Verona

Flying to Verona

British Airways, easyjet and Monarch offer direct flights to Verona from the UK. Cheap flights to Verona are available between December and Easter during the off peak season. If you’re after a budget break, avoid travelling in the summer, especially July and August, as prices tend to soar compared with the rest of the year.

Flight times

From London – 1 hours 55 minutes; New York – 10 hours 45 minutes; Los Angeles – 16 hours 10 minutes; Toronto – 10 hours 10 minutes; Sydney – 24 hours 20 minutes.

Travel by road

Summary:

The historic centre of Verona is a limited traffic zone (ZTL) from Monday to Friday between 1000-1330, 1600-1800 and 2000-2200, and between 1000-1330 on Saturday and Sunday.

Luckily, useful park and rides fringe the city. The nearest car park to the city centre is at Piazza Cittadella. If you are staying at a hotel in the city centre, your hotel will be able to arrange permission for you to drive into the restricted zone.

Traffic in Verona drives on the right and the minimum driving age is 18 years. Speed limits are 130kph (80mph) on motorways and 50kph (30mph) in urban areas. UK driving licences and EU pink-format licences are valid in Italy (UK green licences must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit) and a Green Card and motor insurance certificate are strongly recommended.

The AA or RAC in Britain and the AAA in America have reciprocal agreements with the Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI) (tel: 803 116, in Italy only; www.verona.aci.it), who provide a useful advisory service as well as dealing with breakdowns.

Emergency breakdown service:

Automobile Club d'Italia (ACI) (tel: 803 116).

Routes:

Verona is located 160km (100 miles) east of Milan and 114km (75 miles) east of Venice. It is easy to reach either by taking the A4 motorway running between Milan and Venice, exiting at Verona Sud, or by taking the A22 Brennero-Modena motorway, again exiting at Verona Sud and following the signs for the city centre.

Driving times:

From Venice – 1 hour 15 minutes; Mantua – 40 minutes; Florence - 2 hours 20 minutes; Milan - 1 hour 45 minutes; Bologna – 1 hour 30 minutes; Rome – 4 hours 45 minutes.

Coaches:

Azienda Provinciale Trasporti Verona operate buses from towns and villages in the Verona region, and from Lake Garda, to Verona city centre (tel: +39 45 805 7811; www.apt.vr.it). Coach services from other European cities are run by Eurolines (tel: 0861 199 1900; www.eurolines.it). They arrive and depart at Verona's Porta Nuova station.

Travel by rail

Services:

Rail services from Verona are modern, reliable and affordable. The main railway station in Verona is the recently refurbished Porta Nuova. It is located to the south of the city centre. Both the Milan-Venice line and the Brennero-Rome line run via Porta Nuova.

There are frequent city bus services from the railway station to the city centre. Regular services also connect with Austria and Germany. Tickets must be validated in the yellow machines located on the station platforms prior to boarding.

Operators:

Trenitalia (Tel: 89 20 21; www.trenitalia.com) is the national rail company, which operates daily train services between Verona and all the main cities in northern Italy as well as Florence and Rome.

Journey times:

From Venice – 1 hour 10 minutes; Milan – 1 hour 25 minutes; Florence – 1 hour 30 minutes; Rome – 2 hours 50 minutes; Munich – 5 hours 20 minutes; Vienna – 8 hours 25 minutes.




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