By train

In the past, until 1964, Ampezzo Valley was crossed by a small "train of the Dolomites".

If your favorite means of transportation is the train, you need to know that the railway leading to Cortina from Venice is Venezia S.Lucia – Calalzo di Cadore, Calalzo di Cadore being the closest train station, only 35 km away from Cortina d'Ampezzo. From this point on, you'll be transfered by bus to the centre of Cortina. The journey to Cortina from Venice takes approximately 3 and a half hours (train bus transfer).

I treni della montagna” (The Mountain Trains) is a new train service which transports by train, all the tourists heading to Northern Italy mountain resorts.

At day time, the Eurostar Italia trains are connecting Rome and Milan to Mestre - Venice train station and from that point towards Cortina. There are also night trains departing from Rome Termini Train Station (Treno Notte) towards Calalzo. From Mestre (Venice) there are fast shuttle buses towards Cortina, the departure and arrival times being very well synchronized with the trains arrival and departure times.

North of Cortina, there is another railway between Fortezza and Dobbiaco. Once arrived at Dobbiaco by train, you'll be transfered by bus to Cortina d'Ampezzo (more details about the shuttle service and timetable at: The journey from Fortezz to Cortina takes approximately two hours (train bus shuttle).

Cortina d'Ampezzo is also linked by train to Innsbruck. The train journey to Cortina from Innsbruck takes approximately four hours.

The link to the central Station is made trough Cortina Express shuttle.

Bus Shuttle services
Cortina Express
Via Marconi, 5 - 32043 Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL), Italy
+39 0436 867350
+39 347 8676116

Italian Trains Timetable

You can consult trains timetable in Italy on the website of Trenitalia.

By Bus

During winter season, Cortina is linked to other Italian cities by direct bus lines:

- The bus link Cortina d'Ampezzo to/from Mestre (Venice) is ran by Cortina Express; these bus links synchronies with the arrivals and departures of Eurostar trains from/to Milan.

- The bus link Bologna Train Station to/from Cortina d'Ampezzo is ran by Cortina Express/Zani bus line; these bus links are synchronized with the Eurostar trains coming from Florence-Rome-Napoli and the “Adriatica” railway (Rimini-Ancona-Pescara-Bari).

The jurney to Mestre takes approximately two hours and 15 minutes and from/to Bologna takes approximately 4 hours. You have the possibility to buy a ticket in the bus.

In high season buses link Cortina with some northern ltalian cities and the main airports. There are regular bus services to and from Venice with stops in Mestre and Treviso. For more information you can contact the public transportation service Se.Am:

Shuttle Transportation
SE.AM Servizi Ampezzo Bus and Skibus
Loc. Sacus, 4 - 32043 Cortina d'Ampezzo (BL) Italy; The bus station is in Via Marconi, 5 - Cortina
+39 0436 867921
[email protected] , [email protected]

By Car

From the north: along the A22 Brenner motorway. At the Bressanone - Val Pusteria exit take the Dolomiti National Road SS48/SR48 (strada statale 48 delle Dolomiti / strada regionale 48 delle Dolomiti) in the direction of Dobbiaco. Alemagna National Road SS51 (Strada statale 51 di Alemagna) crosses Cortina from North to South and the Dolomiti National Road SS48/SR48 (strada statale 48 delle Dolomiti / strada regionale 48 delle Dolomiti) crosses Cortina from East to West.

From the south: Cortina can be reached by taking the A27 motorway from Mestre with connection to the Alemagna National Road SS51 (Strada statale 51 di Alemagna). Driving in your car towards Cortina from Venice, you will pass Longarone and Tai and Valle di Cadore. You will enter to the valley of River Boite - you can enjoy the view of Pelmo mountain and Antelao to the right part. After San Vito di Cadore, a small town located 9 kilometres from Cortina d'Ampezzo, you can enjoy the panorama of the wonderful Ampezzo Valley, surrounded by mountains and forests with Cortina d'Ampezzo laying right in the middle of the valley.

Cortina has a one way beltway (ringroad) surrounding the town. Along this road you'll find traffic signs pointing to hotels, city centre and other attractions in the area.

By Plane – Airports nearby Cortina

The nearest international airports to Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy are:
Treviso (IATA: TSF, ICAO: LIPH) -;
Venice (IATA: VCE, ICAO: LIPZ) -;
and Verona -

All have good ongoing bus connections. Please check the bus schedules for Cortina d'Ampezzo on Flixbus - and Cortina Express.

By Helicopter

Elifriulia Helicopter Company ( operating helicopter services at Cortina d’Ampezzo (at Fiames Heliport) and Ronchi dei Legionari, flies in maximum security conditions with a very professional crew.

Elifriulia flies everywhere and for any type of request: panoramic flights, private transfer from/to the airports. It take 35 minutes for the helicopter to reach Venice Marco Polo Airport from Cortina d'Ampezzo.

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