How to get to Trento

You can reach Trento by car, motorbike, camper van, train, bike, bus or even by plane. The city is located in the middle of a dense road, railway and cycling path network, which allows you to get there easily either by private or by public means transport.

By car

Cars, motorbikes and camper vans can reach Trento city on the A22 Brennero-Modena motorway, connected to the south with the A1 Milan-Naples and the A4 Milan-Venice. There are two motorway exits, Trento Sud and Trento Nord; while the Trento Centro exit is open but only on entry to the motorway not exit.
The roads that are toll-free are the SS12 of the Abetone and the Brennero (north-south direction), the SS47 of the Valsugana (from the east), the SS42 of the Tonale and the Mendola (from the west) and the SS45 bis Gardesana Occidentale (from south-west).
By checking the Viaggiare in Trentino portal online, you can get all the up-to-date information on road traffic throughout the province of Trentino.
The historical centre of Trento is a Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL) and is accessible only to authorized vehicles. See the map here.
However, you can park your car in pay-parking areas, right next to the historical centre, which are outlined in blue - with hourly rates ranging between €0.50 to €1.80 from Mondays to Saturdays, excluding holidays. Payment can be also carried out with the App myCicero - or at indoor parking lots, which are even guarded in some cases. The main ones are: Garage Autosilo Buonconsiglio P3, the Garage Parking Duomo P5 and the Garage Piazza Fiera P4.
What’s more, there are also some free outdoor parking lots available, without any time restrictions, that are connected to the city centre by a bus and shuttle-bus service. The main ones are: the parking area Ex Zuffo P9, the Parking Via Monte Baldo P8 and Ghiaie Via Fersina carpark.
There is also the Trento Fiere Car Park available to visiting guests located in Via Briamasco, just a stone's throw from the Cathedral of Trento, which is open from Thursday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm with a daily fee of €7.

By train

Trento’s railway station is located along the Verona-Brenner route and is served by regional, national, international, long-distance and high-speed trains. Every day, 5 Frecce trains and one Italo train (from 1 August) connect Trento directly to Rome.
Plus, the terminus of the local train Trento-Malè-Mezzana is also found here, which connects the Val di Sole line to the Valsugana line which in turn runs to Bassano del Grappa and then Venice.
For any information on timetables and train fares just check the official websites of Trenitalia and Italo, , Austrian railways OBB, German railways DB and Trentino Trasporti.
The train station is in Piazza Dante, less than five-minutes’ walk from the historical centre of Trento. Right next to the station there’s a taxi station, a bus stop, the bus station and even bike sharing services.

By camper van or caravan

Those coming to Trento by camper van or with a caravan can find reserved parking spaces and dedicated areas for parking. The main ones are:

  • Via Fersina parking: 33 camper lots with toilets, electricity, camper service, drinking water supply, monitored access, fenced-off area, video surveillance, a direct connection to the cycling path and with a bus stop in the immediate vicinity.
  • Area Ex Zuffo parking: 49 camper lots with camper service, drinking water supply, video surveillance and shuttle-bus service to the city centre.
  • Piazzale Sanseverino parking: requires parking disc from 8.00am-7.30pm on weekdays for a maximum of 4 hours.

By bike

The Adige cycling path is over 80km long and connects the Province of Bolzano with that of Verona, cutting right through Province of Trentino, from north to south, and even runs right next to the city of Trento. So, along this section of the cycling path there are several ways to exit and reach the historical centre directly by bike.
Just a few kilometres south of the city centre there is a popular refreshment point, called the "Bici Grill di Trento"; while near the train station, in via Dogana 14, there is the “Stazione di Trento” car park, a secure area designed for long-term bicycle parking; to be able to use it you must be in possession of the Mitt card or contact Trentino Mobilità.

By plane

Trento does not have an airport for commercial flights but it is easily accessible from some nearby airports by using the motorway with a rental car or the train:

  • Verona-Villafranca Valerio Catullo Airport Airport is 95km from Trento. Driving along the A22 Brenner-Modena motorway, you’ll arrive in the Trento in about an hour. If you do not have a car, there is a reliable shuttle-bus service that goes directly from the airport to the Verona Porta Nuova railway station which takes about 15 minutes and is operational every day from 5.15 to 23.30.
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport is 180km from Trento. Driving along the A4 and A22 motorways, you’ll reach the Trento in less than two hours. The airport is connected to the railway stations of Bergamo, Milan and Brescia by a reliable bus service. Plus, there are Flixbus services that go directly from the airport to Trento city.
  • Venice Marco Polo Airport is 220 km from Trento. Driving along the A4/A22 motorways or the SS 47 of the Valsugana you’ll arrive in the Trento in about two and a half hours. The airport is also connected to the Venice Mestre train station by a bus service that takes 20-25 minutes.

It’s also worth considering the other nearby airports of Treviso A. Canova (135km), Bologna G. Marconi (220km), Milan Linate (220km) and Milan Malpensa (265km).

By bus

Trento can be easily reached by bus from numerous Italian and foreign locations thanks to the popular Flixbus services. You’ll travel on buses equipped with toilets on board, free WIFI and power sockets. The drop off and pick up point is in Via Lungadige Monte Grappa, just a few minutes from the city centre.