The Ski Safari

How to get to the Dolomites

Airport transfers are the bane of any ski holiday. 

If you haven’t skied this region before, you’re probably puzzled about how to get to the Dolomites and the best way to go about it.

How to get to the Dolomites and the best way to go about it.

Where is your final Dolomites destination?


The Dolomites ski area is huge.

The first thing to consider is your final destination. By default, people tend to fly into one of the Venice airports, but depending upon where you’re staying, there are other good options. Verona and Innsbruck are less than 2 hours drive to the Val Gardena and give great access to the Val di Fassa and Alta Badia.



For the Dolomites Ski Safari, fly to 1) Innsbruck, 2) Verona, 3) Munich.





Best Airports for the Dolomites

how to get to the dolomites

Fly to Austria, Ski in Italy! 

Yes, fly to Innsbruck, Austria and ski in Italy! For the western Dolomites, Innsbruck offers the best access via road and train.

Here is a list of airports with distances to the Val Gardena ( Ortisei, Santa Cristina and Selva Gardena ).

1. Bolzano – 25 miles / 40km

2. Innsbruck – 75 miles / 120 km

3. Verona – 118 miles / 190 km

4. Bergamo – 168 miles / 270 km

5. Venice – 168 miles / 270 km

6. Munich – 186 miles / 300 km

7. Salzburg  – 199 miles / 320 km

8. Milan  – 217 miles / 350 km

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Let the Train Take the Strain

Consider taking the train. Trains in Italy are just so cheap! By train, your final destination should be Bolzano or Bressanone for access to the Val Gardena or western Dolomites.

Also consider that there are good, fast rail links from Munich through Innsbruck, to Bressanone, Bolzano. The same line from Verona through Bolzano and Bressanone, eventually takes you through the Brenner Pass to Innsbruck and to Munich.

You can also find good rail options from Venice change at Verona and then north to Bolzano and/or Bressanone.

Trenitalia is the national train service in Italy –

OBB is the national train service in Austria –


Bus Transfers to Val Gardena

There are bus transfer options from Milan Malpensa, Bergamo, Verona, Munich and Innsbruck.  For more information and reservations on bus transfer options for the Val Gardena contact …

• MeinFernbus, Südtirol Transfer – and – Tel: +39 0471 706633 – Tel: +39 0471 095156

• Suedtirolbus – – Tel: +39 0471 665244

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