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There are 3 ways to get from Sterzing to Passo Tonale by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the train from Vipiteno Val Vizze/Sterzing Pfitsch to Bolzano Bozen Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Mezzocorona Ferrovia to Male' Ferrovia R35
  3. Take the bus from Male' to Passo Tonale

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Bus  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Vipiteno to Bolzano
  2. Take the bus from Bolzano to San Michelle all'Adige
  3. Take the bus from S.Michele A/Adige to Male'
  4. Take the bus from Male' to Passo Tonale

Drive  •  2h 11m

  1. Drive from Sterzing to Passo Tonale 177.7 km

Sterzing to Passo Tonale by train and bus

The journey time between Sterzing and Passo Tonale is around 11h 8m and covers a distance of around 177 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 23m. The fastest journey normally takes 11h 8m. Operated by Trenitalia, Austrian Railways (ÖBB), Railjet and others, the Sterzing to Passo Tonale service departs from Vipiteno Val Vizze/Sterzing Pfitsch and arrives in Passo Tonale. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 45m
Layover time:
7h 23m
Total time:
11h 8m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
11h 8m
Journey distance:
177 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€21
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
22:09
Last service departs at:
22:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Sterzing to Passo Tonale train and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sterzing to Passo Tonale is to train and bus which costs €14 - €40 and takes 6h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Sterzing to Passo Tonale is to drive which costs €23 - €35 and takes 2h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sterzing to Passo Tonale. However, there are services departing from Vipiteno and arriving at Passo Tonale via Bolzano, S.Michele A/Adige and Male'. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 59m.

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It is 96 km from Sterzing to Passo Tonale. It is approximately 177.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Sterzing to Passo Tonale without a car is to train and bus which takes 6h 3m and costs €14 - €40.

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It takes approximately 6h 3m to get from Sterzing to Passo Tonale, including transfers.

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Sterzing to Passo Tonale bus services, operated by Alto Adige Bus, depart from Vipiteno station.

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Sterzing to Passo Tonale bus services, operated by Trentino trasporti esercizio S.p.A., arrive at Passo Tonale station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sterzing to Passo Tonale is 178 km. It takes approximately 2h 11m to drive from Sterzing to Passo Tonale.

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Map of how to get from Sterzing to Passo Tonale.
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  • Distance: 96.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 3m

What companies run services between Sterzing, Italy and Passo Tonale, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy?

You can take a bus from Sterzing to Passo Tonale via Bolzano, S.Michele A/Adige, and Male' in around 6h 59m.

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 Vipiteno Val Vizze/Sterzing Pfitsch to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Vipiteno Val Vizze/Sterzing Pfitsch to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Austrian Railways
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Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Vipiteno Val Vizze/Sterzing Pfitsch to Bolzano Bozen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €22
Website
Railjet
Trentino trasporti esercizio S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0461 821000
Email
info@ttesercizio.it
Website
trentinotrasporti.it
Train from Mezzocorona Ferrovia to Male' Ferrovia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
Trentino trasporti esercizio S.p.A.
Bus operators
Trentino trasporti esercizio S.p.A.
Phone
+39 0461 821000
Email
info@ttesercizio.it
Website
trentinotrasporti.it
Bus from Male' to Passo Tonale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
Trentino trasporti esercizio S.p.A.
Bus from S.Michele A/Adige to Male'
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Trentino trasporti esercizio S.p.A.
Alto Adige Bus
Phone
895 895 0831
Email
info@suedtirolbus.it
Website
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Vipiteno to Bolzano
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com
Bus from Bolzano to San Michelle all'Adige
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Schedules at
altoadigebus.com

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