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There are 4 ways to get from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach by train, bus, night train or car

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Train  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Bolzano to Fortezza Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Fortezza/Franzensfeste to Lienz in Osttirol Rex / ...
  3. Take the train from Lienz in Osttirol to Villach Hbf Ic / ...

$32 - $57

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Bus  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Bolzano to Trieste
  2. Take the bus from Trieste to Villach 944

$66 - $90

Bus, night train  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Bozen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße 095 / ...
  2. Take the night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Villach Hbf En

$47 - $77

Drive  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach 158.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 3 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach. However, there are services departing from Bolzano and arriving at Villach via Trieste. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach. However, there are services departing from Bolzano and arriving at Villach Hbf via Fortezza/Franzensfeste and Lienz in Osttirol. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 59 min.

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The distance between Bolzano/Bozen and Villach is 192 km. The road distance is 253.8 km.

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The best way to get from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach without a car is to train which takes 5 h 59 min and costs 27€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 59 min to get from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach, including transfers.

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Bolzano/Bozen to Villach bus services, operated by Luki Bus, depart from Bolzano station.

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Bolzano/Bozen to Villach train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Bolzano station.

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The best way to get from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach is to train which takes 5 h 59 min and costs 27€ - 50€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 8 h 6 min.

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Map of how to get from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach.
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  • Distance: 119.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 59 min

What companies run services between Bolzano/Bozen, Italy and Villach, Austria?

You can take a train from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach via Bolzano, Fortezza, Fortezza/Franzensfeste, and Lienz in Osttirol in around 5 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach via Bolzano and Trieste in around 8 h 6 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bolzano to Fortezza
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $10
Train from Fortezza/Franzensfeste to Lienz in Osttirol
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

The national railway system of Austria, the OBB carried 209 million passengers on local and regional trains, and 35 million on long-distance trains in 2016 alone. The OBB’s 4865 km network covers 570 trains simultaneously at peak times, with one train leaving every 12 seconds, making it a supremely efficient way to travel around the country and surrounding region. The company’s extensive network connects cities in Austria, and adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia.

Contact Details
Website
oebb.at
Train from Lienz in Osttirol to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $27
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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Raileurope.com
Night train from Innsbruck Hbf to Villach Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Book at
Raileurope.com
Bus operators
Luki Bus
Phone
+381 36 35-90-90
Email
lukireisen@gmail.com
Website
lukibus.com
Bus from Bolzano to Trieste
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
lukibus.com
Crnja Tours
Phone
+385 91 30 30 356
Email
info@crnja-tours.hr
Website
crnja-tours.hr
Bus from Trieste to Villach
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
crnja-tours.hr
Book at
crnja.getbybus.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Trieste to Villach
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bozen to Innsbruck, Innsbruck Südbahnstraße
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Bolzano/Bozen to Villach bus services, operated by Crnja Tours, arrive at Villach station.

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Bolzano/Bozen to Villach train services, operated by Austrian Railways (ÖBB), arrive at Villach Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bolzano/Bozen to Villach is 254 km. It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to drive from Bolzano/Bozen to Villach.

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There are 1264+ hotels available in Villach. Prices start at $64 USD per night.

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