Your route to South Tyrol
If you are coming to South Tyrol from the north on the Brenner Motorway, you will need a ‘Vignette’ (motorway toll sticker) to travel through Austria. To save time, you can buy these on the Internet, or they may be bought at a motorway service station. The same goes for the motorway tolls in Italy: you can pay in advance online and pass through the specially designated barriers at the toll booths, or you can pay on the spot.
Be sure to find out about the current traffic situation in South Tyrol and any road congestion beforehand.
Coming from the north over the Brenner Pass
Munich › Kufstein (A12 Inntal Motorway) › Innsbruck (A13 Austrian Brenner Motorway) › Brenner (A22 Italian Brenner Motorway) › Bozen
If you are going to Pustertal, you have to exit the motorway at Brixen and carry on in the direction of Bruneck on the main road.
If you are going to the area around Meran or Vinschgau, you have to get onto the MEBO dual carriageway when you get off the motorway at the Bozen Süd exit.
Coming from the west
Route 1: Ulm › Kempten › Füssen › Fernpass › Imst › Landeck › Reschenpass (main roads SS 40 and 38)
Route 2: Bregenz › Feldkirch › Arlberg › Landeck › Reschenpass (main roads SS 40 and 38)
Coming from the east
Lienz › Innichen › Pustertal › Brixen › Bozen
Recommended route from Switzerland
St. Moritz › Ofenpass › Münster › Taufers im Münstertal › Meran
from Meran to Bozen MEBO dual carriageway
South Tyrol lies at the heart of Europe and can therefore be easily reached by trains belonging to the Austrian, Swiss and German rail networks. This way, you can avoid stress and even travel more cheaply with some special offers. Lots of hosts will pick their guests up from the nearest station if asked to, and sometimes there is also a bus that will take you from the station to your village or farm.
Coming from the north
Route 1: via Munich › Innsbruck › Brenner › Bozen: several times a day you can get to South Tyrol without changing trains after Munich. EC trains will take you over the Brenner Pass in under four hours.
Route 2: directly via Vienna › St. Pölten › Linz › Salzburg › Innsbruck › Brenner › Bozen: the Railjet service will take you directly from Vienna to Bozen and back once a day.
Over night, you can take the ÖBB Nightjet from Hamburg or Düsseldorf to Innsbruck and then on to South Tyrol.
Coming from the east
via Lienz › Innichen › Pustertal › Brixen › Bozen
Coming from Switzerland
Route 1: via Zürich, Basel or Geneva › Innsbruck › Brenner › Bozen
Route 2: via Landquart › Zernez with ‘Rhätischen Bahn‘ rail service, by postbus (PostAuto) to Mals im Vinschgau and then on to Meran and Bozen with the Vinschgerbahn rail service.
When you take a DB/ÖBB train, you can use public transport in South Tyrol using a connecting ticket called an ‘Anschlussticket Südtirol’ to get between your accommodation and the station on the day of your arrival or departure.
Vinschgau: Bozen › Meran › Mals (every half hour)
Pustertal: Franzensfeste › Bruneck › Winnebach › Lienz
South Tyrol’s ‘Bozen Dolomiten’ regional airport is in the south of Bozen. Otherwise, the nearest airports are Verona and Venice to the south and Innsbruck to the north. You can reach South Tyrol from these airports in around two hours. Further nearby airports are Munich, Treviso, Bergamo, Bologna and Milan.
Sky Alps runs regular scheduled flights from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Parma, Olbia or Ibiza to Bozen.
Munich airport is around 300 kilometres north of Bozen. You can get from the main railway station at Munich to South Tyrol several times a day without changing trains.
Orio al Serio airport at Bergamo is around 240 kilometres from South Tyrol. Trains leave regularly from Bergamo railway station for South Tyrol every day.
Valerio Catullo airport at Verona is around 150 kilometres from Bozen. You can get from Verona airport to Verona Porta Nuova station in 15 minutes with the Aerobus 199 service. You can buy your ticket online.
Innsbruck airport is around 120 kilometres north of Bozen and has good rail and shuttle transfer connections. You can get from the airport to the main railway station at Innsbruck every 15 or 30 minutes with bus service F. There are trains to South Tyrol every half hour or hour.
Airport transfer buses to South Tyrol
- ‘Südtirol Bus’ has connections from the airports of Munich, Innsbruck, Verona, Venice, Treviso as well as Bergamo, Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa. The connection in South Tyrol features a wide range of bus stops in the whole of South Tyrol.
- ‘Airport Line1’ has shuttle and VIP transfer services from the airports of Innsbruck, Munich, Verona, Bergamo and Milan to Bruneck and the surrounding area.
- Flixbus long-distance coach services leaves right from Munich airport for Bozen or from Orio al Serio airport via Verona to Bozen, Meran and Brixen.
- Airport Shuttle Meraner Land Express: there is also an airport shuttle service from Innsbruck to Meraner Land with pick-ups and drop offs in Meran, Algund, Dorf Tirol, Hafling-Vöran, Lana, Marling, Schenna and Passeiertal every Saturday from April to November.
- Private shuttle service companies like ‘Südtirol Transfer’ or ‘Book your shuttle’ offer a direct service to your accommodation in South Tyrol.
Coming by bus
With Flixbus to South Tyrol
Flixbus makes several stops in South Tyrol: in Bozen, Brixen, Klausen, Sterzing as well as Meran, Lana and Marling. Flixbus goes in the South Tyrol direction several times a day via Munich and Innsbruck transport hubs.
Südtirol Transfer picks you up from your Flixbus stop and takes you to your holiday farm. This involves transfers to and from the bus stops in Bozen, Meran, Klausen, Vahrn and Sterzing.
Meraner Land Express
Meraner Land Express takes you from Munich to Meraner Land region every Wednesday and Saturday from mid-March to the start of November. The buses leave from the central bus station (Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof, or ZOB) in Munich.
Südtirol Express from Switzerland
You can get from St. Gallen via Winterthur and Zürich to Meran and the surrounding area via Vinschgau and as far as Eppan and Kaltern every Saturday from the start of April to the end of October. Transfer direct to your accommodation and back is included in the price.
Nearly all towns and villages in South Tyrol may be easily reached by public transport. Some accommodation offers guests a card that lets them use public transport free of charge during their stay.
Mobilcard, museumobil Card and bikemobil Card mean you can enjoy cheap travel during your stay.
More information: Getting to South Tyrol