How to reach your destinationArrival to 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 hotel.

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.

Methane gas service station in Val Gardena

The dispenser is situated in Ortisei in Val Gardena at the ENI-petrol station on the northern village exit (GPS: 11.68550 longitude - 46.56780 latitude). The refuelling time is of approximately 4-5 minutes. At this gas pump two vehicles can be operated simultaneously.

Charging stations for electric vehicles in Val Gardena

Electric mobility is moving up a gear also in the Dolomites. The charging stations network for electric vehicles in Val Gardena and South Tyrol continues to grow. On follow link an interactive map shows all the public charging stations, together with important information in real-time:

Luggage 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 South Tyrol
  • from South Tyrol to all of Europe

Prices and bookings:

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.

FRECCIALink Dolomites Val Gardena

In the Dolomites and Val Gardena directly with the "Frecce" of Trenitalia. Departures from Rome, Florence, Bologna 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 Baggage" service. You will find your bags 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.

Connection ticket

There are tickets available for train connections in South Tyrol between Brennero-Vipiteno (Alta Val d’Isarco) and Bressanone-Ponte Gardena (Val d’Isarco) as well as the new connection ticket “Anschlussticket Südtirol” for DB/ÖBB travellers.

  • substitutes the „Mobilcard 1 day for DB/ÖBB travellers“
  • has a cost of 5,00 Euro and can be bought in the DB offices or directly on the Eurocity trains of the DB/ÖBB
  • the ticket is valid on the arrival day OR leaving day on all urban and extra – urban buses and on the ropeways of the integrated transport system of South Tyrol
  • has to be shown together with a valid Eurocity ticket of DB/ÖBB and it has to be reported the valid day

Found & send Service

...for forgotten items in accommodation facilities

If you have forgotten something in your accommodation, then you can easily visit the homepage There, you’ll be able to arrange the delivery of your lost piece of luggage through credit card payment without complications.

Further Information:

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, 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:

Travelling by plane & helicopter

The nearest airports are located in Innsbruck, Verona, Munich, Bergamo and Milano.

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

Airport transfer

Helicopter pick-up service