How To Get To Plose

How To Get To Plose

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Where is Plose, Italy?

Plose is in the Eisacktal Dolomites of Italy, above the historic town of Bressanone (a.k.a. Brixen).

The Plose-Brixen ski resort is on the western edge of the Dolomites, 8km by road east of beautiful Bressanone. The small village of Saint Andrea is just below the resort. Major cities nearby are Bolzano (50km south) & Innsbruck (100km north). Milan & Venice are both around 315km by road from the ski resort.

The upper section of the Plose ski resort is variously referred to as Palmschoss or Plancios.


The best international gateway airports to the Dolomites & Plose ski resort for travellers from non-European destinations are Munich (MUC), Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Venice (Marco Polo)(VCE). If flying to the Dolomites from the UK, Scandinavia or mainland Europe, Innsbruck (INN) provides the best access.

To search for a great deal on a flight to Innsbruck, Venice, Munich or other airport, via our recommended flight search engine.

Airport & Hotel Transfers

The Powderhounds recommend taking the train & bus from the airports to Plose via the train station at Bressanone, but for those that just cannot abide public transport or are travelling in larger groups, the most efficient mode of travel is a private transfer.

Search & book here all direct private transfers to Bressanone & Plose.

Train & Bus Transport

Rail connections to Bressanone are excellent. Regular buses leave the centre of Bressanone & travel up to ski resort.

From Munich or Innsbruck, train connections are seamless all the way to Bressanone & beyond to Bolzano & Verona.

From Milan or Venice, a change at Verona will get you north to Bressanone via Bolzano. Verona to Bressanone is 2½hr on the direct, but 'scenic' regional train. From Milan, the train journey to Bressanone is around 4hr, from Venice about 3½hr depending on connections.

See the Dolomites regional transport map.

The Bressanone train station (bahnhof/stazione) has local buses & taxis waiting. the centre of town is a short walk away down the hill. The route 321 bus heads up to Plose from the train station. The route 321 bus starts from the main bus station (busbahnhof/autostazione) in the centre of town near the university. All the winter ski-buses, plus buses for Muhlbach (Rio Pusteria) near Gitschberg Jochtal ski resort, leave from the same place & do NOT go via the train station – painful but worth noting!

See the Bressanone-Plose ski bus route map.

Whilst local bus tickets are best purchased from vending machines or the bus drivers, search & book train tickets & long distance bus tickets to Bressanone.

Driving to Plose

The major A22/E45 motorway (autostrade) runs north-south from Austria to Verona providing wonderful access to Bressanone (& Plose) along the way from either direction. Note that parking in Bressanone can be awkward due to large pedestrian-only zone in much of the central part of town. Plose sits 8km by road above town. Road conditions on winter mornings can be interesting due to the usual combination of shadow, cold, ice, narrow roads & oncoming buses!

For more info, hints & warnings about driving to Italian ski resorts in winter, see our Travel in Italy page.

Car Rental 

All the major airports & cities have car hire available, however for many skiers & snowboarders Innsbruck will be the most convenient place to rent a car. Whether you are flying into Innsbruck or transiting via train, tram or bus, cars can be rented from the airport or various locations near the relatively compact city centre. The major benefit of renting cars in Austria instead of Italy, is that they come fully winterised. Rentals from Italy do not!

Check prices, as locations away from the airport are sometimes cheaper, however we don't recommend renting cars from the centres of major Italian cities like Venice, Verona or Milan. Use the airports instead. Ensure the hire car comes with snow tyres and/or snow chains (bare minimum). All-wheel drive or 4WD vehicles offer the safest driving experience but can be hard to get in Italy.

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Getting around Plose

Once in Bressanone or up at the ski resort the route 321 bus, the ski buses or taxis are the best modes of travel. Leave the car behind and only use it for heading beyond Bressanone.

Nearby Ski Resorts

In the heart of the Dolomites and not far from Innsbruck, Plose is close to number of ski resorts. The largest by a country mile is Val Gardena at Ortisei (30km by car, bus or train & bus) & the massive Kronplatz (37km by car or train to Brunico). If the snow is good, nearby Gitschberg Jochtal can also be fun. Up toward the Austrian border, the boutique ski resort of Monte Cavallo-Rosskopf is above the gorgeous town of Vipiteno.