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Getting to Cortina

Our trips in the Dolomites meet in Cortina d'Ampezzo, which is located in the Veneto region of Northern Italy. Cortina is an interesting and historic mountain town which is central to some of the best mountain activities in the Dolomites and offers good transportation links.

Access to Cortina by Air:

The nearest, and most practical, major airport serviced by most international airlines is Venice Marco Polo airport (Italy). Cortina is only 2-3 hours away from Venice, and there are a couple of public and private transfer options available between Venice airport and Cortina.

Other airports include Insbruck (Austria) and Treviso (Italy), but the connections from these airports to Cortina are less frequent and more expensive.

Alpine Treks do not provide flights and transfers to the resort with our trips. In our experience, this offers the most flexibility to our customers.

Transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport to Cortina d'Ampezzo

For airport transfer services, you have a choice of public bus services and private transfer companies. We recommend the following companies (in no particular order):

Public Bus Service:

- Cortina Express

- ATVO Bus Service

Private Transfer:

- Transfer Dolomiti

- Dolomiti Transfer

Access to Cortina d'Ampezzo by Rail:

The Italian national railway service (Trenitalia) is well connected with major Italian cities, airports and international rail lines. The train line to Cortina was unfortunately disused some years ago (it's now a wonderful biking/hiking path) so the nearest train station is Calalzo di Cadore to the South. From Calalzo di Cadore it is necessary to use the local bus service Cortina Express the last stretch to Cortina. For international rail bookings and enquiries, please visit the Trenitalia website: www.trenitalia.com

Access to Cortina by Car:

Generally speaking, Cortina is best accessed from the South or the North.

From the South (from most of Italy, including Venice Marco Polo Airport), use the A27 motorway, then exit at Ponte Nelle Alpi and follow the SS51 to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

From the North (from Austria) across the Brenner Pass into Italy towards Brixen, then follow E66 and SS49 to Dobiacco and finally SS51 to Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Mountain Ride Share:

For a cheap and environmentally friendly transport option, why not try to catch a Mountain Ride Share: www.mountainrideshare.com

Carbon Neutral Travel

Please consider off-setting your carbon travel footprint with an organisation like Climate Care: www.climatecare.org

Driving to Chamonix Mont Blanc map 1

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Driving to Chamonix Mont Blanc map 2

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Chamonix Mont Blanc train station

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