Arrival in Ahrntal Valley
Which is the most comfortable way to reach Ahrntal Valley?
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
Travelling by train means getting on board and leaning back in the chair, while enjoying the landscapes passing by or while reading a book.
Positioned in the heart of Europe, South Tyrol has a good train network, with connecting trains from Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Swiss Federal Railways (SBB), as well as Deutsche Bahn (DB).
Once in South Tyrol, DB/ÖBB train travellers can use the ‘Anschlussticket Südtirol’, a ticket that allows travelling with public transportation to get from the train station to their accommodation and vice versa on their day of arrival/departure. This ticket can be purchased directly on the train or at the DB travel centres located at the train stations.
An overview of all of the train connections to South Tyrol can be found on trainline.com.
ARRIVAL BY BUS
With Flixbus you can reach South Tyrol via Munich and Innsbruck several times a day (stops Bozen / Brixen / Bruneck). FlixBus offers year-round bus connections from every European country.
If you arrive by train or bus to South Tyrol, there is the connection shuttle "South Tyrol Transfer" for the last kilometers to your accommodation:
From the train stations in Bozen, Meran, Mals, Brixen, Bruneck and Innichen as well as the long-distance bus stops in Bozen, Klausen, Vahrn, Sterzing and Meran you can get to your holiday accommodation - and after that
Vacation back to the stop.
The regular public buses run from Bruneck to the Ahrntal Valley every half hour. Tickets can be bought at the counter or directly on board.
Luggage service and bike transport
Would you like to travel without a suitcase or send your bike safely? Have Insam Express pick up your luggage or bike directly from your home and transport it to the accommodation of your choice in the Ahrntal Valley.
ARRIVAL BY CAR
Getting to Bolzano/Bozen from Berlin by car is possible in a little less than 9 hours. From Munich the journey to Bolzano takes less than 3 hours, and from Vienna less than 6 hours. The Brenner Pass is a very popular travel route and the most travelled pass in the Alps. In summer traffic jams occur, especially on busy weekends when traffic can be very heavy. The Brennerstraße road can be used as an alternative. This curvy stretch goes from Innsbruck to Brennero/Brenner through small villages.
How to get to South Tyrol
From the north
Munich – Rosenheim – Kufstein (A12 Inntalautobahn motorway, Vignette toll sticker required) – Innsbruck (A13 Brennerautobahn motorway, toll road) – Brennero/Brenner (A22 Brennerautobahn motorway, toll road) – South Tyrol
From the west
Zurich - Landquart - Klosters - Vereina tunnel - Zernez – Ofenpass – South Tyrol
From the east
Lienz – San Candido/Innichen – South Tyrol
From the south
Verona – Trento – South Tyrol
Motorway tolls in Italy and Austria
Tolls are payable on Italian motorways. The amount of toll due is dependent on the distance travelled. Toll fees can be calculated from the comfort of your own home by using an online tool.
Motorway journeys through Austria require that a valid Vignette toll sticker be displayed on the windscreen. The vignette can be bought at automobile clubs, filling stations and border crossings.
Toll advice for the Brenner Pass: To cross the Brenner Pass quickly, a video toll can be bought in advance, giving drivers preferential passage through the toll station using specially marked lanes.
Traffic rules in Italy
Drivers are required to have safety vests in their cars in Italy, Austria and Germany. Cars are required to drive on dipped headlights during the day on Italian motorways and country roads (outside built-up areas). The maximum speed is 90 km/h on state roads and 130 km/h on motorways. There’s an extensive network of filling stations and almost one in two sells LPG. In general, in the major towns and cities parking is only permitted in the spaces provided. Short-stay car parks, the majority of which are Pay & Display, are marked with a blue border. These are complemented by specially designated car parks and underground parking in most places. Free parking can often be found outside towns and sometimes there’s a shuttle bus into the centre.
ARRIVAL BY PLANE
South Tyrol’s closest airports are Innsbruck to the north, Venice and Verona to the south. Flight connections are extensive and allow travellers to travel independently. South Tyrol is less than two hours by car from Verona and Innsbruck.
Additional airports in the area include: Munich, Treviso, Bergamo and Milan. South Tyrol’s airport is located in Bolzano/Bozen. Direct flights to Bolzano are currently not available.