How to reach Val Gardena

Dolomites Val Gardena is your holiday destination at the heart of the Dolomites and can be reached quickly and easily in many different ways. If you’re coming by car, simply take the A22 Brennero motorway; if not, you can also take the train, bus, or even the plane! Shuttle and driving services are available every day from different airports directly to your accommodation.

Travelling by car

Val Gardena can be reached using the Brenner motorway (A22). Coming from the north, follow the route Innsbruck - Brennero - Chiusa. Coming from the south, follow Verona - Trento - Bolzano. Take the Chiusa/Val Gardena exit. Following the well-marked roads, you should reach Ortisei in about 20 minutes, then S. Cristina and Selva Gardena. At the end of the valley, you come to the Dolomite pass ways. They are only a few minutes away. You do not need a car to get around in Val Gardena. The lifts depart directly from the single towns and there is also a good organised bus service.

Travelling by train

You have only to sit down and relax with your children ready to discover the charm and magic atmosphere of the mountains of South Tyrol. From Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium there are good IC and EC connections, stopping in Munich, Innsbruck, Brennero, Bressanone and Bolzano. From here you can continue by public busses (timetable), Südtirol Transfer or local taxis to Val Gardena.

FRECCIALink Dolomites Val Gardena

In the Dolomites and Val Gardena directly with the "Frecce" of Trenitalia. Departures from Rome, Florence, Milano, Bologna, Verona and the main Italian cities. The journey continues with FRECCIALink. Arrival directly to Val Gardena: Ortisei, S. Cristina and Selva Val Gardena. And if you want to travel even more comfortably, take advantage of the "Easy Luggage" or "Insam Express" service. You will find your bags directly at your destination.

In the summer there will be three new Frecciarossa connections, in fact the direct Frecciarossa Bolzano - Milan will be reinstated, to which will be added, during the weekend, the Frecciarossa to Ancona and Venice. Below are the specific stops:

  • Frecciarossa Bolzano - Milan: with stops in Ora, Trento, Rovereto, Verona, Peschiera del Garda and Brescia. Here are the timetables: outward journey 08:45-11:45, return 15:45-18:48 (same timetable as in winter)
  • Frecciarossa Bolzano - Ancona: direct connection at weekends, with stops in Trento, Rovereto, Verona, Bologna, Rimini, Riccione, Cattolica, Pesaro and Senigallia. Timetable: outward journey 7.42 a.m. - 12.30 p.m., return 4 p.m. - 8.40 p.m.
  • Frecciarossa Bolzano - Venice: direct connection at weekends, with stops in Trento, Rovereto, Verona, Vicenza, Padua and Mestre. Timetable: 15:23-18:12, return 09:18-12:10.

In addition, the Bolzano-Naples direct service has been restored, with a stop in Rome. The train will start in Bolzano at 05:12 and arrive in Naples at 11:23, passing through Trento, Rovereto, Verona, Bologna, Florence and Rome. Return train from Naples at 15.30, arriving in Bolzano at 21.48.


With Italo you can travel by train from Rome to Bolzano with some daily connections, passing through Florence, Verona and Trento. The journey continues by public bus, Südtirol Transfer or local taxi to Val Gardena. And if you want to travel even more comfortably, take advantage of the "Insam Express" service. You will find your luggage directly at your destination.

The DB-ÖBB EuroCity trains

The prices start from 9 Euro with the "Special Offer”; children aged under 15 travel free if accompanied by their parents/or grandparents. Val Gardena can be reached also by the DB-ÖBB EuroCity trains leaving from Venice and Bologna. Some trains stop in Chiusa and Ponte Gardena. A bus service or local taxis brings you from the train stations to Val Gardena. Some hotels arrange a pick-up service for you.

Travelling by plane & helicopter

The nearest airports are located in Bolzano, Innsbruck, Verona, Munich, Bergamo, Venice and Milano.
NEW: The Bolzano Airport is again operating with its fleet of SkyAlps planes. The SkyAlps airline wants to provide a care-free, safe, and comfortable journey for those tourists who come from far away and, therefore, would normally experience difficult and long journey times to reach Val Gardena and South Tyrol. Flights are available from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, London, Brussels, Copenhagen and Rotterdam (look at SkyAlps flight schedule).
Our mission: to get you to Val Gardena quickly, efficiently and comfortably.
Further information

Distances to the airports

  • Bolzano (Dolomiti - BZO): 40 km
  • Innsbruck (Innsbruck - INN): 120 km
  • Verona (Villafranca "Valerio Catullo" - VRN): 190 km
  • Bergamo (Orio al Serio - BGY): 270 km
  • Venice (Marco Polo - VCE): 270 km
  • Munich (Munich „Franz Josef Strauß - MUC): 300 km
  • Milano (Milano-Malpensa - MXP): 350 km
  • Salzburg (Salzburg "W. A. Mozart" - SZG): 320 km
  • Zurich (Zurich-Kloten - ZRH): 420 km
Bus & taxi transfer

You can reach Val Gardena easily using the bus transfer service or local taxis from the airports Milano Malpensa (Milan), Bergamo Orio al Serio (near Milan), Verona Valerio Catullo, Venezia, Treviso, Munich and Innsbruck. For information and reservations:

Carpool to Val Gardena

Why not reach Val Gardena (Selva Val Gardena, S. Cristina or Ortisei) sharing a ride: an environmentally friendly and low cost way to travel in company and respecting the environment.On the following links you will find several sites that give you the possibility to search for a ride or offer one:

If you arrive by train or bus in South Tyrol you can use the "Südtirol Transfer”, a region-wide connection shuttle for the last few kilometres to your accommodation in Val Gardena. You can get to your holiday accommodation in Val Gardena from the train stations in Bolzano/Bozen and Bressanone/Brixen, as well as from the ‘Flixbus’ bus stops in Bolzano/Bozen, Chiusa/Klausen or Varna/Vahrn and after your holiday you will be brought back to the stop.
The group transfer from the nearest train stations or ‘Flixbus’ bus stops to the Val Gardena accommodations can be booked online at

Luggage & ski transport

Travel without worrying about the luggage! Send it before leaving so you can travel stress-free. This is possible thanks to the Insam Express luggage transport service. You can have your suitcases, bags, backpacks and skis (only well packed) transported from one place to another. This service is offered in the following options:

  • from Germany, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Benelux to Val Gardena/South Tyrol
  • from South Tyrol to all of Europe

Prices and bookings:

How do I reach the finish area without car?

The best way to reach the arrival area of the Südtirol Gardenissima is by taking the ski bus to St. Christina, area Sochers (free for guests who are staying in a member accommodation of the tourist association of Val Gardena) and then by taking the Gherdëina Ronda Express (train) which leads you directly to the destination.


Many thanks to the Sponsors of Südtirol Gardenissima for their support.