How to Get to Cortina d’Ampezzo

How to Get to Cortina d’Ampezzo by Bus and Train:

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Road to Cortina d’Ampezzo

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

By Bus

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
  • 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
  • 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.

By Train

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 ( Travel time is 2 hours (train and bus)

By Air

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.

By Jeep

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.

By Car

The main motorways are the A27 Belluno motorway and the A22 Bressanone motorway.

How about you, what do you think?


  1. avatarprahadi says

    Hi Helen
    Nice to found you, my next plan is to lake braeis, but I’m still no idea how do I go there from Venice airport (VCE) to my hotel ( lago braeis hotel). Is there direct bus from VCE to lake braeis, or only to Cortina? any taxi in Cortina? Where and What taxi? Or do you have any suggest?
    I will arrive at VCE atau 14 May, thank you

  2. avatarPrahadi says

    Now I’m in Cortina since yesterday, I think it’s easier from VCE to Cortina by direct bus (Cortina Express) and from Cortina to lake Braies by taxi
    Many thank you for your explaination

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