How to Get to Cortina d’Ampezzo by Bus and Train:
Cortina d’Ampezzo is situated on top of the Valle del Boite in the Dolomites. This very popular ski-resort town is 72 km from the town of Belluno, 162 km from Venice, 432 km from Milan and 692 km from Rome.
There is no train station in this town but during the ski season, direct bus services bring skiers here from all over Italy.
How to Get to Cortina d’Ampezzo
During the peak ski season, there are direct bus connections from a number of Italian cities such as:
- the bus service between Mestre railway station and Cortina d’Ampezzo (Bus line Cortina Express) in connection with the Italian Eurostar trains from/to Milan. Journey time from Mestre is 2 hours 15 minutes. The Cortina Express also connects travellers from Marco Polo Airport to Cortina d’Ampezzo. (For further information, see their website www.cortinaexpress.it)
- the Venice ATVO Bus company also runs regular return bus services from Venice (Piazzale Roma) with stops at Mestre and Treviso. For fares and timetable, see their website www.atvo.it
- bus service between Bologna railway station and Cortina d’Ampezzo (Bus line Cortina Express/Zani) in connection with the Eurostar trains from/to Florence-Rome-Naples and with the Adriatica line (Rimini-Ancona-Pescara-Bari). Journey time from Bologna station is 3 hours 55 minutes.
The nearest railway station to Cortina d’Ampezzo is at Calalzo di Cadore, 35 km away.
- From Venice – The main railway line is Venezia Santa Lucia – Calalzo di Cadore, then transfer to Cortina by a linked bus service. Total travel time is 3.5 hours (train and bus).
- From Fortezza – take the Fortezza-Dobbiaco railway line. Transfer to Cortina by bus (www.sii.bz.it). Travel time is 2 hours (train and bus)
If you are coming by air, you can fly into Venice Marco Polo International Airport and then catch the Cortina Express.
By Bike and Motorbike
During our stay here we noticed that the town is a popular stop on the Dolomites cyling route and many cyclists and motor-cyclists call in here for a break.
There are several local Jeep services that will transport visitors to their rifugio during the peak ski season. You should get a recommendation from your hotel as to a reputable service to use.
The main motorways are the A27 Belluno motorway and the A22 Bressanone motorway.Your Turn: Do you have any advice you would like to share? What tips would you like to add? Please comment below.