The perfect mountain getaway

How to reach Hotel Cristallo

The central location in the heart of continental Europe and proximity to the main traffic routes make Alta Badia easy to reach from anywhere in Italy, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Hotel Cristallo is set in the mountain hamlet of La Villa, which can be comfortably reached by car, bus, train or helicopter. For those who are travelling by plane, below is a list of the nearest airports. If you need any assistance with your planning, do not hesitate to get in touch – we are happy to help!

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By car

A22 Brennero motorway – Bressanone/Brixen-Val Pusteria/Pustertal exit (50 km to Alta Badia) – SS 49 Pustertal road up until San Lorenzo di Sebato/St. Lorenzen – SS244 Val Badia road up until La Villa/Stern – continue for approx. 1.5 km towards Corvara.

By the way: at our hotel in Alta Badia, we offer 3 charging stations for electric cars (including Tesla).

By train

Alta Badia is served by the Verona-Munich railway line. Get off in Fortezza/Franzenfeste and take the connection to Val Pusteria/Pustertal. Get off at Brunico/Bruneck, where a convenient bus service run the remaining 38 km to Val Badia (45 min. circa). Other nearby railway stations:

  • Bressanone/Brixen – approx. 70 km/75 min.
  • Bolzano/Bozen – approx. 70 km/90 min. (via Passo Gardena/Grödner Joch by bus)
  • Bolzano/Bozen – approx. 100 km/120 min. (via Brunico/Bruneck)

To plan your journey, visit Trenitalia. Transfer to and from the railway stations is provided by the South Tyrol Integrated Transportation service.

By plane

The airports are in Bolzano (closest airport), Venice, Verona, Innsbruck (A), Milan-Bergamo and Milan-Malpensa.

The Alto Adige Bus – Dolomites Airport Shuttle shuttle service offers group transfer rides to and from these airports. If you avail yourself of this service, your stops of reference are Brunico/Bruneck and Selva Gardena/Wolkenstein. Brunico/Bruneck is connected to Alta Badia via bus lines. From Selva Gardena/Wolkenstein, the transfer service costs Euro 15.00 per leg and must be booked at least 72 hours in advance by contacting the La Villa/Stern Tourist Association at:

Thse transfer services are offered year-round.

Cortina Express connects the airports of Venice-Marco Polo and Venice-Treviso to the Alta Badia (via Cortina). If you are travelling from Padua, Bologna, Florence or Rome from mid-June to mid-September, you can take advantage of the Cortina Express special rate and travel on Italo Treno trains at a discount rate (Euro 3.00 discount on the regular ticket price). You can contact Cortina Express by phone at +39 (0)436 867350 or by e-mail at:

Taxi transfer

Get the best start to your holiday and take advantage of taxi transfer at affordable rates. Feel free to let us know your travel details, so that we can arrange for the transfer service to be there on time when you arrive. Contact us by e-mail at or call us on +39 0471 847762.

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