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Renon Railway

The history of Renon’s historic narrow-gauge railway dates back to 1907, when it led for the first time to the Renon High Plateau

A very special narrow-gauge railway can be found on the Renon High Plateau. It was opened in 1907, only four years after the Mendola Funicular in Caldaro, one of the steepest funiculars all over Europe, and ran directly from the Piazza Walther square in Bolzano up to the Renon. It was the time of the Belle Epoque, when the first guests reached the Renon High Plateau, located 1,000 m higher than South Tyrol's main town, with the cog railway. In 1966, the cog railway was replaced by a cable car. The Renon Railway with its historic engines, however, was preserved and connects today on 7 km length the villages of Maria Assunta, Soprabolzano, Costalovàra, Stella and Collalbo.

The panoramic views on the Dolomites from the train route are phenomenal. Some years ago the cable car was replaced by a modern aerial cableway, the valley station is a little further to the east of the Piazza Walther square, in the Via Renon road in Bolzano. Since 2021, the Renon Railway has been managed by the STA - South Tyrolean Transport Structures. And how to reach it?

The Renon Cable Car takes you from Bolzano to Soprabolzano, where the "Rittner Bahnl" - how it is called - starts. It takes you comfortably to the hiking paths and excursion destinations of the Renon, such as the Beekeeping Museum and Lake Costavolara or the Funimal Forest and the Freud Promenade. In Advent, it becomes a special place: At the stations in Soprabolzano and Collalbo the "Renon Christmas Train Market", one of the rural Christmas Markets in South Tyrol, takes place.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Thu 25 Apr 06:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 26 Apr 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 27 Apr 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 28 Apr 06:00 - 23:00
  • Mon 29 Apr 06:00 - 23:00
  • Tue 30 Apr 06:00 - 23:00
  • Wed 01 May 06:00 - 23:00

Despite careful control we cannot guarantee the correctness of the provided data.

Full timetables
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Spring timetable 2024 (24/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 06:00 - 23:00
  • Tue 06:00 - 23:00
  • Wed 06:00 - 23:00
  • Thu 06:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 06:00 - 23:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 06:00 - 23:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 06:00 - 23:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 06:00 - 23:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 06:00 - 23:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 06:00 - 23:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 06:00 - 23:00

Summer timetable 2024 (03/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 06:00 - 23:00
  • Tue 06:00 - 23:00
  • Wed 06:00 - 23:00
  • Thu 06:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 06:00 - 23:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 06:00 - 23:00

Autumn timetable 2024 (09/09/2024 - 10/11/2024)

  • Mon 06:00 - 23:00
  • Tue 06:00 - 23:00
  • Wed 06:00 - 23:00
  • Thu 06:00 - 23:00
  • Fri 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sat 06:00 - 23:00
  • Sun 06:00 - 23:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 06:00 - 23:00

Maintenance works 2024 (11/11/2024 - 23/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 6.00 return
€ 3.50 one-way

free for children under 6 years
free with the RenonCard

combined ticket with the Renon Cable Car:
€ 15.00 return
€ 9.00 one-way

Mobilcard South Tyrol - 1 day:
€ 20.00 adults
€ 20.00 young people (14-18 years)
€ 10.00 children (6-13 years)

More information

1st ride from Soprabolzano to Collalbo at 6.26 am, last ride from Soprabolzano to Collalbo at 11 pm - 1st ride from Collalbo to Soprabolzano at 6.08 am, last ride from Collalbo to Soprabolzano at 10.20 pm. Value card and AltoAdige Pass are valid along the route.

Maintenance works on the narrow-gauge railway from November 11 to 23, 2024: In those weeks, a the alternative service B160 will be in operation.

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