Europe Getting There

Camino de Santiago

Most people fly into the Santiago Airport. If you are doing the Portuguese Way, you can also fly into the Vigo Airport.

You will need a transfer to the start of the trek — Sarria for the French Way or Baiona for the Portuguese Way.

For group treks, the 4:00pm group transfer from the Santiago Airport is included in the price.

For self-guided treks, there are bus options to the starting point, or we can arrange a private transfer.

Haute Route / Chamonix

You will want your international flights to be into and out of Geneva, Switzerland (GVA).

There are several taxi and shuttle services that will take you from the Geneva airport to Chamonix including Mountain Drop Offs and Cham Express. You can also view a full list of companies and options on the Chamonix Tourism Office website.

You can also reach Chamonix by train around lake Geneva by connecting to the Mont Blanc Express in Martigny – check with the ticketing agent for the schedule! This is very scenic but takes much longer than a shuttle transfer. In addition the Col des Montets can be closed in winter. It is a good option if you’d like to spend a night in a Swiss mountain town on the way to Chamonix.

If you are traveling from Zermatt to Geneva or elsewhere is Switzerland you should travel by rail. Time tables and advanced tickets can be purchased on the SBB/CFF website or in the train station in Zermatt or the Geneva airport.

Photo: Geneva and the “jet d’eau” with the Mount Salève in the background as seen from the banks of Lake Geneva. You can easily reach downtown Geneva from the airport.

Dolomites

Buses To/From Cortina:            

Cortina Express:

Daily services from Venice Airport & Venice Mestre train station to Cortina.

Daily services from Cortina to Alta Badia (from July to September)

Tickets can be purchased online, on board of the coach, or at the Cortina Express ticket counter located at Venice airport & Cortina bus station.

www.cortinaexpress.it

 ATVO:

Daily services from Venice Airport & Venice Mestre train station to Cortina

Advance reservation mandatory, tickets can be purchased online or at the ATVO ticket counter located at Venice airport.

http://www.atvo.it/en-venezia-cortina.html

Flixbus:

Daily services from Venice Airport & Venice Mestre train station to Cortina

Online reservation required.

https://www.flixbus.it

Buses To/from Alta Badia:       

From Venice:

from Venice, first you need to get to Cortina as explained above. From Cortina:

  • From mid April to mid June: there are no buses connecting Cortina with Alta Badia, the only option is to get a taxi from Cortina (ask us for details).
  • From mid June to mid Sep:

Cortina Express (www.cortinaexpress.it) operates twice a day from Cortina to Alta Badia, calling at San Cassiano, La Villa, Corvara and Colfosco.

Dolomiti Bus (www.dolomitibus.it) operates services from Cortina to Passo Falzarego. From Passo Falzarego, connections to Alta Badia are available hourly with SAD buses, the last bus operates at 17.55

  • From mid Sep to Dec 26th: there are no buses connecting Cortina with Alta Badia, the only option is to get a taxi from Cortina (ask us for details).
  • From Dec 26th to end of March: Cortina Express (cortinaexpress.it) operates daily services from Cortina to Alta Badia, calling at San Cassiano, La Villa, Corvara and Colfosco.

From Innsbruck:               

From Innsbruck to Alta Badia, regular trains operate between Innsbruck and Brunico, with 1 change scheduled at Fortezza. From Brunico take bus 460 to Alta Badia, last service operates at 08.19pm on weekdays, 06.19pm on weekends.

Buses To/from Val Gardena:  

Flixbus www.flixbus.it :

Services from Milan, Bergamo, Verona, Venice, Innsbruck, Monaco to Bolzano. From Bolzano there are hourly services to Val Gardena: bus 350 or bus 170 from Bolzano train station to Val Gardena, calling at Ortisei/St.Ulrich, Santa Cristina, Selva/Wolkenstein.

From Innsbruck:

From Innsbruck to Val Gardena, regular trains operate between Innsbruck and     Bolzano (some services also call at Ponte Gardena/Waidbruck). From Bolzano (or Ponte Gardena/Waidbruck) take bus 350 or bus 170 to Val Gardena, calling at Ortisei/St.Ulrich, Santa Cristina, Selva/Wolkenstein.

To/from Val di Fassa:    

Val Di Fassa is serviced by bus services from Trento and Bolzano train station (www.ttesercizio.it).

In summer, daily coach services depart from Milan, Bergamo, Venice, Mestre to Val Di Fassa, departures are scheduled very early in the morning, between 07.30am and 08.00am.

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