I need to come to Bolzano to attend a conference. I come from New York. What is the best way to get there? Thank youEdited: 06 December 2013, 23:02
Bolzano has an airport, but it seems to have no direct flights from New York. You could fly to Rome and then take an onward flight.
Bolzano is a tiny airport and i think there's only flights from Rome at the moment and I don't know if they're daily, so would probably be better flying into another hub that has a good train connection.
Sidneynick, I slightly misread your reply #1, but my thinking was and is along the lines of Chrella - there's no through-ticketing to Bolzano airport, so I would much rather fly to a closer airport and take a train. Particularly when flights to Milan are so cheap right now, at least US$200 cheaper than to Rome.
Verona is very near Bolzano, 1,5-2 hours by train.
VagabondaEdited: 07 December 2013, 13:05
Darwin Airline flies between Bolzano and Rome (will have to be ticketed separately from your overseas flight). Just be sure however that your connection times are close enough, Fiumicino airport is quite a way's from Rome
Ideal scenario overall however (quickest) I believe would be a flight into Milan LIN direct from the US then high-speed rail www.trenitalia.com (under two hours I reckon) to Bolzano. Watch distance difference to central station from Milan MXP (far) vs LIN (close) airports.
There are no direct flights from the US to Milan Linate airport, only Malpensa.
Take a look at flights into Munich too. There are direct trains from the centre of Munich to Bolzano every couple of hours