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Taking the train from Bolzano to Merano

The average train time from Bolzano to Merano is 42m, although it takes just 40m on the fastest Trenitalia services. There are around 30 trains per day running from Bolzano to Merano, the first train leaves Bolzano at 05:47 and the last train leaves at 22:03.

  • All trains depart from Bolzano station.
  • All trains arrive into Merano station.

Spend your day marvelling at the Art Nouveau buildings in Merano or have a nice stroll from Sissi's Path to Trauttmansdorff Castle with its stunning terraced gardens. If you travel by train, you can start to take in the beautiful views of the Alps from the comfort of your window seat, ready to explore the surroundings once you get off.

Want to learn more about travelling from Bolzano to Merano? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Bolzano to Merano.

Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran by train

It takes an average of 42m to travel from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran by train, over a distance of around 16 miles (25 km). There are normally 15 trains per day travelling from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran and tickets for this journey start from €5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 40m
PriceFrom €5
Distance16 miles (25 km)
Frequency15 trains per day
First train09:01
Last train16:35
Departure stationBolzano/Bozen
Arrival stationMerano/Meran
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia

Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran for Tuesday 15th June 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
19:35 Bolzano/Bozen20:15 Merano/MeranRegionalzug 22443 Vinschgaubahn Get tickets40m, direct
20:01 Bolzano/Bozen20:44 Merano/MeranRegionale 17179 Trenitalia Get tickets43m, direct
21:01 Bolzano/Bozen21:44 Merano/MeranRegionale 17117 Trenitalia Get tickets43m, direct
22:03 Bolzano/Bozen22:44 Merano/MeranRegionalzug 1890 Vinschgaubahn Get tickets41m, direct
05:45 Bolzano/Bozen06:31 Merano/MeranRegionale 17109 Trenitalia Get tickets46m, direct
06:24 Bolzano/Bozen07:05 Merano/MeranRegionale 17111 Trenitalia Get tickets41m, direct
06:55 Bolzano/Bozen07:43 Merano/MeranRegionale 17201 Trenitalia Get tickets48m, direct
07:35 Bolzano/Bozen08:15 Merano/MeranRegionale 17125 Trenitalia Get tickets40m, direct
08:01 Bolzano/Bozen08:45 Merano/MeranRegionale 17129 Trenitalia Get tickets44m, direct
08:35 Bolzano/Bozen09:15 Merano/MeranRegionalzug 1827 Vinschgaubahn Get tickets40m, direct

Trenitalia trains from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran

You can travel from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran on Trenitalia trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Cheap train tickets from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran

The price of train tickets from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran starts at €5 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran take?

The average journey time by train between Bolzano/Bozen and Merano/Meran is 42 minutes, with around 15 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Bolzano/Bozen and Merano/Meran by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran is 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran cost?

Train ticket prices from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran can start from as little as €5 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran leave?

The first train from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran leaves at 09:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran leave?

The last train from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran leaves at 16:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Bolzano/Bozen and Merano/Meran by train?

Trains travelling from Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran cover a distance of around 16 miles (25 km) during the journey.

Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bolzano/Bozen to Merano/Meran for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/15/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 06/17/2021 for travel on 06/17/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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