Travel to and around the Dolomites

The Dolomites cover an area that includes the regions of Trentino-South Tyrol, Veneto and Friuli and the provinces of Trento, Bolzano, Belluno, Udine and Pordenone.

 

The main towns are connected to each other through a rail network, a local bus service and a road network that allows you to travel easily from one destination to the next. There are also some airports, connected to the train and bus stations through a transfer service. 

Trentino – South Tyrol

  • BY CAR: you can easily reach the region of Trentino – South Tyrol taking the A22 Brennero motorway, that runs through the region from north to south.
    Main exits: Rovereto – Lago di Garda to reach the resorts of Rovereto and Vallagarina; Trento to reach the Valle dei Laghi valley, the Bondone Mountain, the Val di Sole valley, the spa resort Comano Terme and the Altipiani Trentini plateaus; San Michele all’Adige – Mezzocorona to reach the Val di Non valley and the resort of Madonna di Campiglio. If you want to go to Cavalese or Predazzo in the Val di Fiemme valley, to Moena and Canazei in the Val di Fassa valley, or San Martino di Castrozza, take the Ora – Egna exit. In South Tyrol there are other important exits: Bolzano is the best exit if you want to go to the Val Venosta valley, to Merano and to the Rosengarten – Latemar resort; to Ortisei and Selva Val Gardena take the Chiusa di Val Gardena exit; to reach the resorts of Alta Pusteria (Brunico, Dobbiaco, Braies…), Plan de Corones, Val Badia (Corvara, Colfosco…), and the valleys of Valle di Tures and Valle Aurina, take the Bressanone exit. Vipiteno shall also be included among the most important exits. 

  • BY TRAIN: the main railway route is Verona-Trento-Brennero-Munich. In the south part of the region, the main stations are Rovereto and Trento. Trento is also the first station of two other routes: Trento – Malè-Marilleva, taking to the Piana Rotaliana plain and the valleys of Val di Non and Val di Sole; Trento-Primolano-Bassano del Grappa, connecting Trentino to the provinces of Vicenza and Venice. In the north part of the region there are the stations of Bolzano, Bressanone, Vipiteno and Brennero. Two are the secondary routes: Bolzano-Merano-Val Venosta and Fortezza-Brunico-San Candido-Lienz (in Austria).

  • BY PLANE: the nearest airports are Marco Polo in Venice (250 km), Linate and Malpensa in Milan (280 km), Valerio Catullo in Verona (130 km), Gabriele d’Annunzio in Brescia (180 km), Antonio Canova in Treviso (268 km), connected through Cortina to Alta Pusteria, and Orio al Serio in Bergamo (200 km). There are also smaller airports, like Dolomiti San Giacomo in Bolzano, with daily flights to and from Rome, and Caproni in Trento, for light aircrafts, gliders and helicopters. 

  • BY BUS: the local network is thoroughly covered by bus services. In Trento services are run by Trentino Trasporti Esercizio Spa, with bus station 50 m from the railway station, whereas in South Tyrol services are run by SAD, with bus station in Bolzano, in front of the railway station. If you travel by train or plane, Trentino has an excellent transfer service run by Autonoleggio-Taxi Desilvestro Franco, offering also a taxi service in Val di Fassa and Val di Fiemme, whereas in South Tyrol the transfer service is run by Consorzio Autonoleggio Taxi & Bus Gardena. 
VENICE-TRENTO: 219 km VENICE-BOLZANO: 272 km
VERONA-TRENTO: 100 km VERONA-BOLZANO: 154 km
MILAN-TRENTO: 249 km MILAN-BOLZANO: 302 km
TRENTO-BOLOGNA: 232 km BOLZANO-BOLOGNA: 288 km
TRENTO-FIRENZE: 327 km BOLZANO-FIRENZE: 383 km
TRENTO-ROMA: 598 km BOLZANO-ROMA: 654 km
ZURICH-TRENTO: 462 km ZURICH-BOLZANO: 405 km
INNSBRUCK-TRENTO: 175 km INNSBRUCK-BOLZANO: 118 km
MUNICH-TRENTO: 335 km MUNICH-BOLZANO: 278 km
VIENNA-TRENTO: 649 km VIENNA-BOLZANO: 592 km

 

 Bellunese

  • BY CAR: to reach the province of Belluno, take the A27 Venezia-Belluno motorway. There are two exits: the Belluno exit, from where you can reach some towns and tourist attractions of the Bellunese like Feltre, Agordo, Alleghe, the Marmolada Massif and Arabba; and Pian di Vedoia (last exit), from where you reach Longarone. Turning left from Longarone you reach Forno di Zoldo, Zoldo Alto and Selva di Cadore, whereas if you go straight on you reach the area of Cadore, with Pieve, Calalzo and Domegge. In Pieve there are two roads: the one on the left takes to San Vito di Cadore and Cortina d’Ampezzo, the one on the right takes to Auronzo di Cadore, Misurina, the area of Comelico and Sappada.

  • BY TRAIN: there are two main railway routes: Venice-Mestre-Ponte nelle Alpi-Calalzo and Padova-Calalzo, via Castelfranco and Feltre. The main stations are Feltre, Belluno and Calalzo. Once you arrive in Calalzo you can take a bus or a taxi to Cortina and to the other resorts of the upper Bellunese. 

  • BY PLANE: the nearest airport is Antonio Canova in Treviso (90 km from Belluno), followed by Marco Polo in Venice (101 km), the airport of Bolzano (118 km), Ronchi dei Legionari in Trieste (159 km), and the airport of Verona (213 km). Belluno has a small airport for light aircrafts. 

  • BY BUS: in the province the bus service is run by Dolomitibus, with buses taking also to the neighbouring provinces. The stations are in Feltre and Belluno, not far from the railway stations. In winter special routes are added to reach the ski resorts. Moreover, in Falcade the Dolomiti Viaggi Taxi e Bus offers a transfer service to and from airports and railway stations. 

VENICE-BELLUNO: 113 km VERONA-BELLUNO: 207km
MILAN-BELLUNO: 371 km BOLOGNA-BELLUNO: 245 km
FIRENZE-BELLUNO: 364 km ROME-BELLUNO: 640 km
ZURICH-BELLUNO: 510 km INNSBRUCK-BELLUNO: 224 km
MUNICH-BELLUNO: 384 km VIENNA-BELLUNO:642 km

 

Friuli

  • BY CAR: in the Valle del Tagliamento valley, in the upper province of Udine, the nearest motorway exits to reach the Dolomites are Pian di Vedoia on the A27 motorway and Carnia on the A23 motorway. From Pian di Vedoia go towards Auronzo di Cadore and then follow directions for Forni di Sopra through the Mauria Pass. The Dolomites of the province of Pordenone are in Valcellina, that includes the municipalities of Barcis, Cimolais, Claut, Andreis and Montereale Valcellina. To Valcellina take the Pian di Vedoia exit, reach Longarone and take the road to Erto and Casso. You can also take the Pordenone exit and follow directions for Montereale Valcellina. The Dolomites of Pordenone are also in Val Tramontina, 50 km north from Pordenone, with the municipalities of Tramonti di Sopra and Tramonti di Sotto. To reach Val Tramontina take the toll-free motorway Cimpello-Sequals and exit at Sequals. 

  • BY TRAIN: the nearest railway stations are Carnia, Pordenone, Sacile, Udine and Calalzo di Cadore, with direct and daily bus connections. 

  • BY PLANE: the nearest airports are those of Ronchi dei Legionari in Trieste and Marco Polo in Venice, with bus and rail connection. 

  • BY BUS: you can reach this area with a bus service that daily covers the route Trieste-Udine-Tolmezzo-Forni di Sopra-Auronzo-Calalzo-Pieve di Cadore, or taking the bus from Pordenone. 
VENICE-UDINE: 145 km VENICE-PORDENONE: 105 km
VERONA-UDINE: 236 km VERONA-PORDENONE: 199 km
MILAN-UDINE: 399 km MILAN-PORDENONE: 363 km
BOLOGNA-UDINE: 274 km BOLOGNA-PORDENONE: 238 km
FIRENZE-UDINE: 393 km FIRENZE-PORDENONE: 356 km
ROME-UDINE: 669 km ROME-PORDENONE: 632 km
ZURICH-UDINE: 660 km ZURICH-PORDENONE: 624 km
INNSBRUCK-UDINE: 263 km INNSBRUCK-PORDENONE: 300 km
MUNICH-UDINE: 429 km MUNICH-PORDENONE: 470 km
VIENNA-UDINE: 474 km VIENNA-PORDENONE: 514 km