You can reach Trento by car, motorbike, train, bike, plane, bus, or camper van. The city is well served by a network of roads, railways and cycle paths, making it accessible by private and public transport.
You can reach Trento by car, motorbike or camper van using the A22 Brennero-Modena motorway, which connects to the A1 Milan-Naples and A4 Milan-Venice motorways to the south. There are two motorway toll booths — Trento Sud (south) and Trento Nord (north) — while the Trento Centro (centre) toll booth is open for entrance only.
Non-toll roads include the SS12 Abetone and Brennero state highway (north-south), the SS47 Valsugana state highway (from the east), the SS42 Tonale and Mendola state highway (from the west) and the SS45 bis Gardesana Occidentale state highway (from the south-west).
You can get up-to-date information on traffic conditions throughout the province by checking the Viaggiare in Trentino portal.
The historic centre of Trento is a Limited Traffic Zone and is only accessible to authorised vehicles. Check the map here.
You can park your car in the paid parking areas adjacent to the historic centre, which are marked with blue lines. Parking fees range from €0.50 to €1.80 per hour, from Monday to Saturday, excluding public holidays, and you can also pay using the myCicero app. Alternatively, you can park in covered — sometimes guarded — car parks. We recommend Garage Autosilo Buonconsiglio P 3, Garage Parcheggio Duomo P 5 and Garage Piazza Fiera P 4.
Free, open-air park-and-ride areas are also available, with no time limits and with connections to the city centre by coach and shuttle bus: these include Parcheggio Area Ex Zuffo P 9, Parcheggio Via Monte Baldo P 8 and Parcheggio Ghiaie Via Fersina.
The Trento Fiere car park on Via Briamasco (just a stone’s throw from the Duomo di Trento Cathedral) is also open for visitors from Thursday to Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., for a daily fee of €7.
Trento’s train station is on the Verona-Brennero line and served by regional, national, international, long-distance and high-speed trains.
This is also the final stop for the local Trento-Malè-Mezzana train from Val di Sole and is the point where the Valsugana line, which goes to Bassano del Grappa and Venice, originates.
For schedules and prices, see the official websites of Trenitalia and Italo, the Austrian railway OBB, the German railway DB and Trentino Trasporti.
The train station is in Piazza Dante, less than five minutes’ walk from the historic centre of Trento. The immediate surrounding area also has a taxi rank, coach stop, bus station and bike-sharing docks.
By camper van
Specially designated parking zones and stopping sites with facilities are available for those arriving in Trento by camper van. We recommend:
• Area di sosta Via Fersina: a parking area with 33 spaces for camper vans, toilets, electric hook-up, camper service, drinking water, controlled access, a fenced area, video surveillance, a direct connection to the cycle path and a bus stop in the immediate area.
• Parcheggio Area Ex Zuffo: a parking area with 49 spaces for camper vans, camper service, drinking water, video surveillance and a shuttle bus service to the centre.
• Parcheggio piazzale Sanseverino: a parking area where camper vans can stop for up to 4 hours between 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. every weekday with a parking disc.
The 80 km Adige cycle path connects the provinces of Bolzano and Verona, crossing all Trentino from north to south and skirting the city of Trento. Along the cycle path, there are various ways to get to the historic centre by bike in just a few minutes.
Refreshments are available at Bici Grill di Trento, a little south of the city centre, while the Stazione di Trento car park is close to the train station in Via Dogana 14, offering a secure and well-equipped area for long-term bike parking. In order to use this, you must have the MITT card or contact Trentino Mobilità.
Trento does not have an airport for scheduled flights, but it is easy to get there from a number of nearby airports by hiring a car and taking the motorway or using the train:
• The Verona-Villafranca Valerio Catullo airport is 95 km from Trento. You can get to Trentino’s capital city in about one hour by taking the A22 Brennero-Modena motorway. If you do not have access to a car, the airport is connected to the Verona Porta Nuova train station by a shuttle bus service which takes around 15 minutes and runs every day from 5:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
• The Bergamo-Orio al Serio airport is 180 km from Trento. You can get to Trentino’s capital city in about two hours by taking the A4 and A22 motorway. The airport is connected to the train stations of Bergamo, Milan and Brescia by a bus service. Flixbus offers a bus route from the airport to Trento.
• The Venice Marco Polo airport is 220 km from Trento. You can get to Trentino’s capital city in about two and a half hours by taking the A4 and A22 motorway or the SS47 Valsugana state road. The airport is connected to the Venezia Mestre train station in Venice by a bus service that takes 20-25 minutes.
Other airports to bear in mind are Treviso A. Canova (135 km), Bologna G. Marconi (220 km), Milan Linate (220 km) and Milan Malpensa (265 km).
It is possible to get to Trento by bus from a number of starting points in Italy and abroad thanks to the services offered by Flixbus. Travellers can take advantage of the on-board WC, free Wi-Fi and power outlets. Buses stop at Via Lungadige Monte Grappa.