How to get to Bolzano, Italy
Bolzano is located in the center of the Alps, next to the main connection between Italy and Central/Northern Europe at the Brenner pass. When considering how to get to Bolzano, you might want to factor sustainability into your planning. 🌱 As our world in data states: “Taking a train instead of a car for medium-length distances would cut your emissions by around 80%. Using a train instead of a domestic flight would reduce your emissions by around 86%.” And certainly, not all options are available to everyone.
Traveling to Bolzano
The “Valerio Catullo Airport” airport of Verona is connected to the train station of Verona Porta Nuova, via the Aerobus 199 service. From Verona Porta Nuova station, Bolzano is reachable with a single train in around 2 hours. See timetables and book tickets on Trenitalia or Italo. Alternatively, Alto Adige Südtirol Bus offers airport shuttle services between the airport and Bolzano. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€. Similar offers are by Flixbus.
From Milano Malpensa airport you can easily reach Milano Centrale, via MalpensaExpress. The Milano Linate airport is connected to the city centre via bus (e.g. linate-shuttle) or metro. From the train station of Milan you can get to Bolzano in around 3 hours. Book tickets on Trenitalia or Italo. Alternatively, Alto Adige Südtirol Bus offers airport shuttle services between those airports and Bolzano. Tickets cost 50€ - 75€. Similar offers are by Flixbus.
Venice has two airports: Venezia Marco Polo and Treviso Canova. Both airports are connected through the regular bus services to the nearest train stations: Venezia Mestre and Venezia Santa Lucia. From the train stations of Venice you can get to Bolzano in around 4 hours (see Trenitalia or Italo). Deutsche Bahn Eurocity operates a train from Venezia Mestre to Bolzano Bozen once daily. Tickets cost 27€ - 40€ and the journey takes 2h 44m. For all other train connections you will have to change in Verona Porta Nuova.
If you arrive in Munich, take the S8 (Metro) to the central station. From the central station direct international trains (e.g., DB Bahn and OBB) go to Bozen-Bolzano every two hours, while a cheaper option are buses operated by Flixbus.
TRAVELING BY GROUP TAXI/CARPOOL 🌱🌱
A great option for group Taxi with direct pickup from the airport (Munich, Milan, etc.) is the Alto Adige Südtirol Bus.
Or you can use the cheap and sustainable option of carpooling. Next to joining a car, you can also offer seats in your car there.
TRAVELING BY CAR 🌱
If you are coming by car, use the Brennero A22 motorway and take the exit Bolzano-Sud if you come from the South (Verona - Trento), and Bolzano-Nord if you come from the North (Munich - Innsbruck). The closest parking places are behind the Central Station (City Parking Bolzano). Tickets cost 1,50€ - 2,50€ per hour, depending on how close the parking lot is to the city center.