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Trains to Bolzano

Bolzano is the principal city in the province of Südtirol (South Tyrol) – the only part of Italy where German is an official language. So you’ll often run across the German name Bozen instead of Bolzano. During the Middle Ages, the city secured a dominant position in controlling trade between Bavaria and northern Italy. Today, it is a lively provincial centre which has developed a year-round tourist trade. It has an undeniably Austrian feel – schnitzel and sachertorte come as standard in the town’s cafés.

Few Italian cities have as centrally located a station as Bolzano. The station is just a five-minute walk from the main square, Waltherplatz, and the cathedral. Given the city’s affinity with the German-speaking world, it’s no surprise that there are regular trains to Germany and Austria. EuroCity services depart every two hours for Innsbruck and Munich. There are some more adventurous listings on the departure boards with an early evening train to Moscow – but only once a week – and a similarly infrequent direct daytime service to Nice.

Bolzano is a favourite first stop in Italy for travellers following the Brenner Pass route through the Alps. The city has a useful range of services striking south, with express services leaving every two hours for Bologna, Florence and Rome five times a day. New for 2019 is that Trenitalia are using one of their chic Frecciarossa trains on one of the direct services to Rome. There is also a useful direct EuroCity train to Padua and Venice and twice-daily Frecciargento trains to Naples.

Travel to Bolzano by train from anywhere in the UK or across Europe.

Munich to Bolzano by train

from $22.49

Avg 0 changes 3hr 31m

Innsbruck to Bolzano by train

from $10.28

Avg 0 changes 1hr 51m

Milan to Bolzano by train

from $25.83

Avg 1 change 2hr 59m

Verona to Bolzano by train

from $9.00

Avg 0 changes 1hr 27m

Venice to Bolzano by train

from $10.15

Avg 1 change 2hr 42m

Povo-Mesiano to Bolzano by train

from $8.35

Avg 1 change 1hr 2m

Rome to Bolzano by train

from $13.49

Avg 0 changes 4hr 29m

Bologna to Bolzano by train

from $15.81

Avg 0 changes 2hr 29m

Padua to Bolzano by train

from $24.42

Avg 1 change 2hr 26m

Florence to Bolzano by train

from $21.85

Avg 0 changes 3hr 11m

Vicenza to Bolzano by train

from $20.69

Avg 1 change 2hr 9m

Rovereto to Bolzano by train

from $10.54

Avg 0 changes 48m

Trento to Bolzano by train

from $8.22

Avg 0 changes 33m

Zurich to Bolzano by train

from $32.13

Avg 1 change 6hr 47m

Paris to Bolzano by train

from $58.60

Avg 1 change 10hr 29m

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