If you’re flying, the airports of Munich, Innsbruck, Verona, Bergamo and Malpensa are the best choices. Various bus services offer transfers to and from these airports. Airport Bolzano Dolomiti (ABD) is only about 20 km far from Renon.
Deutsche Bahn (German Railway), ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) and SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) all operate regular trains to Bolzano/Bozen; several bus services offer rides to and from South Tyrol on a regular basis.
From Bolzano up the Ritten mountain
The most common destination in South Tyrol for travel operators is the regional capital Bolzano. Getting to the Ritten mountain from there is a breeze thanks to local public transport:
The bus 165 runs every half hour on weekdays from monday to friday and every hour on Saturday, Sundays and public holidays, departing from the bus station in Bolzano. You can also hop on it directly at the train station. This bus goes to Unterinn an to Klobenstein, the principal village in Ritten. From Klobenstein, further bus routes run to the individual villages.
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The Cable Car Ritten will bring you up the Ritten mountain to Oberbozen/Soprabolzano on a breathtaking ride suspended above the ground. It takes only 12 minutes, gondolas depart every 4 minutes. From Oberbozen you can continue to Klobenstein every 30 minutes on the narrow-gauge railway. The bottom terminal of the Cable Car Ritten is conveniently located near the city center and only a 5-minute-walk from the train station.
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Luggage transport and delivery to South Tyrol
You are travelling by public transport, but you’re tired of hauling your luggage around? Well, what a relief that there is the possibility of hiring a luggage transport service. This is how it works: A courier service picks up your luggage (suitcases, sports equipment etc.) directly at your home and brings it to your destination. On returning from your vacation, your luggage will be waiting for you at home.
The courier service Insam Express offers an all-round luggage transport for the region of South Tyrol.
“Base Camp Dolomites” at the train station in Bolzano provides luggage and bike storage as well as luggage transportation from the station.
Munich - Rosenheim - Kufstein (A12 Inntal Valley Autobahn, toll highway) - Innsbruck (A 13 Brenner Motorway, toll highway) - Brenner (A 22 Brenner Motorway, toll highway)
If you are coming from the west:
a) Ulm – Kempten – Füssen – Fernpass – Imst – Landeck – Passo di Resia - Bolzano
b) Bregenz – Feldkirch – Arlberg – Landeck – Passo di Resia (State Roads 40 + 38) - Bolzano
c) St. Moritz – Ofenpass – Münster – Tubre - Merano - Bolzano
d) Zurich - Landquart - Klosters - Vereinatunnel - Zernez - Ofenpass - Merano – Bolzano
If you are coming from the east:
Lienz – Innichen – Val Pusteria Valley (State Road 49) - Bolzano
From Bolzano to Renon:
Exit the highway at Bolzano Nord – head towards Bolzano city center and then follow the sign for RITTEN/RENON – take a right onto the Renon Road and drive up the mountain for about 18 km until you reach Collalbo, the principal village of Renon.
Click here for current traffic info brought to you by the regional Traffic Information Center.
And here, for a route planner to calculate and plan your journey from anywhere in Europe.