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Dolomites information: how arrive in the dolomites, flights and airports

 

 

In the Dolomites is possible arrive from many airports, all depend from where you arrive and then where you go. In this webpage I have condensed the descriptions and the particularly of some of the most important airports around the Dolomites territory.

Depending at your travel program, the rental car can be good or bad option. The rent a car in Italy is a bit expensive, read here when is a good option and when not, in my specific webpage... and some precautions for on the Italian traffic and driving style.

Read my suggestions and then choose your best flights combination.

If you need additional informations don't hexitate to contact me directly per email with your specific questions.

 

MAP OF THE AIRPORTS OF THE DOLOMITES

dolomites airports map

- “A” Bolzano ABD airport

“B” Innsbruck airport

“C” Verona or Brescia airports

“D” Venezia Marco Polo airport

“E” Bergamo Orio al Serio airport

“F” Milano Linate or Malpensa international airports

- "OUT OF MAP" Munich airport

 

”A” The Bolzano airport - ABD

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This is the best airport if you arrive in the Dolomites with a private flight. In the ABD home page your pilot can find all information to reserve a landing date/time.

At the moment no scheduled flights are available. The airport is currently discussing the matter with various airlines.

About every 15 minutes is a urban bus (ticket on board) go from the airport to the centre of the town, if you prefer I can welcome you directly at this airport with my FIAT Doblò car - 7 places. 

 

“B” The Innsbruck airport

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The airport of Innbruck have some connections with the Frankfurt airport (Lufthansa international flights from Australia and USA/Canada) or with London. In this case EasyJet propose some interessant “low cost” flights.

The airport of Innsbruck is connected with urban shuttle bus (every 18 minutes) with the railway station. From Innsbruck to Bolzano there are lot of trains in directed to Bolzano, generally 7 or 8 daily (1,5 hours medium travel time). See the Austrian railways timetable

via ferrata dolomites: flixbus In alternative FlixBus offer different travel by bus to Bolzano, click the link to check your best option.

Many clients that arrive from UK take the Easyjet flight, it's practical and cheap! Innsbruck is only 1 hour by car from/to Bolzano, if you prefer I can welcome you directly at this airport with my FIAT Doblò car - 7 places. 

 

“C” The Verona airport - Valerio Catullo

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The Verona - Valerio Catullo Airport and the sub-airport of Brescia Montichiari have new interesting low cost flights with many European cities.

The Verona airport is a new concurrent of the traditional Bergamo low cost flight airport. Actually the airport flight plan is renoved with many new entry, look the actual planning at the airport webpage.

Both airports are connected with shuttle busses (ticket on board) to the railway station of Verona Porta Nuova. From the Valerio Catullo airport you travel for about 45 minutes

via ferrata dolomites: trenitalia  From Verona to Bolzano there are many direct trains (1,15 to 2 hours), look the Italian railways timetable of Trenitalia.

via ferrata dolomites: flixbus In alternative FlixBus offer different travel by bus to Bolzano, click the link to check your best option.

 

“D” The Venezia airport - Marco Polo

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This is the best airport solution if you like visit Venice before or after our programs.

ATTENTION: Venice is “a classic tourist trap” with super crasy expensive prices for the accommodations etc... Ask us per mail some logistic info before your Venice visit.

The Venice Marco Polo airport is alway crowed (full of international tourists) but is easy to take the bus to the railway station and then the train to Bolzano (3,5 hours medium travel time)

via ferrata dolomites: trenitalia  From Verona to Bolzano there are many direct trains (1,15 to 2 hours), look the Italian railways timetable of Trenitalia.

via ferrata dolomites: flixbus In alternative FlixBus offer different travel by bus to Bolzano, click the link to check your best option.

It's very popular by the clients that organize the holiday part on the mountain and part to visit the artistic attractions of Italy.

 

“E” The Bergamo - Orio al Serio airport

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The Bergamo Orio al Serio airport is the base camp of the Ryanair in Italy. Many flight depart and arrive for all main european cities with low cost. It's sure a good option if you come from London or arrive from on other european country. 

IMPORTANT: When you exit from the airport you find a large bus stop station, ask here where is the first bus to the Milano Centrale railway station. Every half hour depart buses to Milano, there are many different private companies that offer this service with low prices (sometime at only 5 Euros).

via ferrata dolomites: trenitalia  From Verona to Bolzano there are many direct trains (1,15 to 2 hours), look the Italian railways timetable of Trenitalia. 

via ferrata dolomites: flixbus In alternative FlixBus offer different travel by bus to Bolzano, click the link to check your best option.

By rental car you need only 2,5 hours all in motorway.

 

“F” The Milano international airports - Linate or Malpensa

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The Milano international airports - Linate or Malpensa are two of the bigger Italian airports where arrive many international flight . US airways, Delta, Continental and many of the main air companies have Milano as destination. Business mens use usually Milano for work travels.

Personally i don’t suggest the Malpensa airport because is about 1,45 hour west of Milano, better Linate airport because is located 40 min east of Milano (in direction of the Dolomites). This is a not secondary aspect if you rent a car, both are Milano airports but the difference of travel time is about 2 hours.... 

Both airports are connected with the Milano railway station with shuttle bus service. From Malpensa you need of 1,45 (sometime  2 hours) depending of the traffic conditions. From Linate generally 45 min are a standard time.

via ferrata dolomites: trenitalia  From Verona to Bolzano there are many direct trains (1,15 to 2 hours), look the Italian railways timetable of Trenitalia.

via ferrata dolomites: flixbus In alternative FlixBus offer different travel by bus to Bolzano, click the link to check your best option.

 

"OUT OF MAP" Munich airport

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All considerations for Milan Malpensa are similar per the Munich airport. Different is the connection time with the Munich railway station because from the Munich airport depart a modern and fast metrò. Look the german railways webpage.

via ferrata dolomites: flixbus In alternative FlixBus offer different travel by bus to Bolzano, click the link to check your best option.

The Munich airport is one of the most important central european international airports, specially for the flight that arrive from east and far east.

Consider this airport if part of your travel is in central Europe.

 

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Have you a good travel and....

see you in the magic Dolomites!

Ciao

Roberto and Katia

 

 

 

 

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