Germany, Switzerland and Austria are seamlessly linked to the European transport network, facilitating connection to the Stelvio National Park. A comprehensive overview of all rail connections to and from South Tyrol can be found at: http://www.trainline.com/
A number of railway stations in the Vinschgau/Val Venosta Valley have direct bus links with the Stelvio National Park. The principal rail transport nodes are Mals/Malles, Goldrain/Coldrano-Latsch/Laces and Meran/Merano. For the bus and train timetables in South Tyrol, go to: http://www.suedtirolmobil.info/
Arriving from Germany:
Scheduled departures via railroad from Munich to South Tyrol run 5 times per day, with EC Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains taking 4 hours to cross over the Brenner/Brennero Pass into Italy. Munich is well-integrated into the national transport network and can easily be reached from anywhere in Germany.
Railway mobility is synonymous with leisurely and comfortable travel. It’s also the least stressful mode of travel – just sit back and enjoy the view. From the minute you step into the carriage you already feel you’re on holiday. And it’s highly affordable! A Sparpreis Europa
or Super Sparpreis Europa
ticket from Munich to Bozen/Bolzano only costs €18.90 on a Deutsche Bahn train.
DB/ÖBB (German/Austrian) special partnership offers a Südtirol Spezial ticket:
For only an extra € 5, travellers to South Tyrol on one of the DB/ÖBB trains are also entitled to a “Connection” ticket on the local public transport system. This bargain pass is available at one of the DB travel centres, or on any of the DB/ÖBB EC trains travelling from Munich to Bozen. The ticket is used on arrival at the holiday destination in South Tyrol and is valid for local public transport to reach your destination. It’s validity is on the day of arrival as well as the day of departure to get back to the train station.
Night trains run from Hamburg and Düsseldorf to South Tyrol via Innsbruck. However, you need to change at Innsbruck to take the connecting train to South Tyrol.
If you’re arriving from Switzerland
, take the SBB-ÖBB (Swiss/Austrian Railways) train via Innsbruck to the Brenner Pass to reach South Tyrol. Alternatively, a PostBus departs from Zernez in Switzerland, bringing passengers to and from the holiday region of Vinschgau Valley.
On the overnight ÖBB NightJet train, you go to Innsbruck before continuing on to South Tyrol.
Arriving from Austria:
The Innsbruck-Meran direct rail link with daily services to and from South Tyrol means that you only need to change trains once (i.e. in Bozen).
From Innsbruck to Meran, there are hourly departures between 9:24 and 19:46.
From Meran to Innsbruck, there are also hourly departures from 06:35 till 18:49.
ÖBB's RailJet operates daily train services directly between Bozen and Vienna in both directions at the following times:
- Depart from Bozen at 07:45 – arriving in Vienna at 14:30.
- Depart from Vienna at 15:30 – arriving in Bozen at 22:20.
Once you’ve arrived either in Bozen or Meran, it’s simple to get to the National Park. If you’ve arrived there by train, then you’ll need to change to a bus. Or just take a bus from either town to reach the National Park. Bus and train timetables can be found at: http://www.suedtirolmobil.info/
Südtirol Spezial Connection ticket on DB/ÖBB Trains:
Travellers to South Tyrol on one of the DB/ÖBB partnership trains can buy a special connection pass valid in South Tyrol at a cost of only € 5. It’s available from a DB Travel Centre or on one of the DB/ÖBB EC trains operating between Munich and Bozen. The ticket pass entitles holders to make use of local public transport in South Tyrol to reach their holiday destination (valid only on the day of arrival), as well as to return to the train station of departure (valid only on the day they leave).