Corvara is located in an area known as the Alta Badia ("high Badia" or, to be more accurate, the area to the south and higher than the town of Badia). Corvara is located on the northwestern side of the Sella Ronda circuit and is probably most easily reached from the west via the main Adige valley which runs between the Austrian border and the city of Verona to the south.
The best access to airports, public transport and motorway connections is from that side, although given good weather and the proper equipment it is possible to access the resort from the north and the east.
As mentioned above, Corvara is best approached from the Innsbruck to Verona motorway, a busy route between north and south Europe which does however have the advantage of excellent connections.
The motorway is exited south of Brixen (Bressanone) and the route heads up the Val Gardena through the ski resorts of that valley and then up and over the Passo Gardena and down past the hamlet resort of Colfosco into Corvara.
Corvara can also be approached from the north through the Pustertal (Val Pusteria) or from the south and east from Arabba and then over the Passo Campolongo.
Innsbruck 132km - north over the Brenner pass to the Austrian motorway junction at Innsbruck
Venice 189km - south through the mountains to the motorway east and west
Verona 216km - west to the motorway and then south to the major junction at Verona
Corvara has plenty of choice when it comes to airports, many of which are served with flights from the low-cost airlines from the UK or with travel company charter flights. The largest and most likely to have convenient scheduled flights from further afield are Venice (Marco Polo) Airport and Innsbruck Airport, which has a wide range of winter flights also aimed at the Tyrolean resorts.
There is an airport transfer service offered through the Alta Badia tourist office for four local airports: Bergamo, Verona and the two Venice airports. Details are available from www.altabadia.org.
Bolzano Airport (nearest airport in the valley) - 63km
Innsbruck Airport (over the border in the Austrian Tyrol) - 135km
Treviso Airport (just to the north of Venice) - 165km
Marco Polo Airport (located on coast of Venice lagoon) - 174km
Verona Airport (on motorway interchange to south of city) - 213km
Gabriele D’Annunzio Airport (south of motorway interchange outside Brescia) - 265km
Orio al Serio Airport (just outside Bergamo) - 313km
The nearest railway stations are at Brunico (Bruneck in German) 38km
away or Bressanone (Brixen in German) around 57km away. Local coach
services or taxis run from Brunico (Bruneck)
to Corvara. The local coach services are:
SAD (website www.sad.it - timetables available as PDF downloads).