Trento to Innsbruck via Bolzano

Today’s guest blog post comes from one of our readers, John Fellin. Since many of us make pilgrimages back to our ancestral roots in the Trentino-Alto Adige, John’s post will be of particular interest to our travelers. My husband and I often travel by train while visiting Northern Italy and I found this to be very helpful information. Mille grazie John!



Below is a translation from the regional newspaper Il Dolomiti about a new train service uniting three great Tirolean cities. The service restores a previous service that was severed when Italy annexed the South Tirol. It means that if you’re visiting the Val di Non, you can take “al tram” (the light rail line) to Mezzacorona and transfer to this new service to go to Innsbruck. “ÖBB train” stands for the Austrian Federal Railways (German: Österreichische Bundesbahnen or ÖBB).


Il Dolomiti (English Translation):

For the first time a direct, round-trip train will be established between Trento/Trient, Bolzano/Bozen and Innsbruck. In addition to this there will also be an Italo return train from Bolzano/Bozen to Rome.

This is the news from December 9th that will come into force with the new timetables for trains and buses in Trentino – Alto Adige/SudTirol.

There will be an ÖBB train which will depart in the morning and in the evening, will connect Trento/Trient, Bolzano/Bozen and Innsbruck in both directions. In the morning it will start from Trento/Trient at 6:40 am and with intermediate stops in Mezzocorona/Kronmetz (6.52 hours), Egna/Neumarkt (7:05 am) and Ora/Auer (7:10 am), arriving in Bolzano/Bozen at 7:28 am, arriving in Innsbruck at 9:02 am. Departure in the evening from Innsbruck is at 9:00 pm, arrival in Trento/Trient at 11:59 pm.

There will be a new connection between Bolzano/Bozen and Trento/Trient, departing from Bolzano/Bozen on weekdays except Saturday at 20:06.

You can read Il Dolomiti at: 


About John Fellin:

John is a second generation, 100% Tyrolean American, with all of his grandparents hailing from the Val di Non. He speaks both Italian and Nones, and has remained in-touch with his Trentini cousins. His father’s family is from Revo and his mother’s side is from Vigo Ton (Vich per Nones).

  4 comments for “Trento to Innsbruck via Bolzano

  1. Carol Ochadleus
    December 20, 2018 at 10:59 am

    We are planning a trip to Italy in the next two years and this train sounds like a wonderful idea. Thanks for the information.

    • L.Roach
      December 20, 2018 at 11:03 am

      You’re welcome Carol!

  2. February 7, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Tanti cari saluti da Tret nella Val di Non. We have several Genetti friends from Fondo and Castelfondo and I have done much of their genealogy.

    • L.Roach
      February 7, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      Yes, my family is from Castelfondo Allen. I have visited there several times and still have cousins in the area. I have also met a Genetti from Fondo, although this line is not a direct branch of my family. All Genetti family originated in Castelfondo and there are documents that established the origin of the family in 1265. But as time passed, there are now several distinct branches of the family along with a few that are now considered extinct. Our branch traces back to approximately 1467.

      I have read your lovely book “Our First Year” and it is featured in our Family Bookstore. I have also visited Tret on my last two visits to eat at a wonderful restaurant there.

      Thank you for reading and commenting on our blog. Mille grazi!

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