Connection Compatsch and Bolzano

I am looking to book my ticket from Bolzano to Salzburg and am trying to figure out the earliest I can make it back from Compatsch (Alpe di Siusi) to Bolzano. I have found the bus schedules from Seis but can not figure out the tram way (Seiser Alm Bahn) schedule. Or can I take the bus the whole way down? I just want to triple check before I book a ticket that I can't make it to.

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
5444 posts

OK, after much fiddling with websites like cabinoviasiusi.it and seiseralmbahn.it, neither of which works, I found it on www.seiseralm.it. I do not know how to paste a link with my iPad, but on P.2 of the three-language information page it has hours of operation for the Seiseralm Bahn. From 25 May,until 8 Sept., daily from 8 am to 19:00. Doesn't give the frequency but they must run almost constantly.

Posted by Jesse
St. Louis, MO, USA
161 posts

Thank you. You have been to this area, correct? Do you recall if the seiser alm bahn is walking distance to the bus stop in Seis, or should I plan to take the bus from the lift to Seis?

Posted by Lola
Seattle, WA
5444 posts

Jesse, the last time I was there was 2001, before that lift started running. I am returning this year, but that won't help with your question. You might look at Google maps, satellite view, to get an idea of the layout of the lift station and bus stops. I am sure they have made the whole thing as seamless as possible-- the pointis to reduce traffic up on Seiser Alm--but I do not know the details of the new lift.

Posted by JoAnne
West Chester, PA, USA
3 posts

The Seiser Alm Bahn station is probably less than a ten minute walk from the Seis/Siusi bus stop. I did a little "street view" walking around town (and walk map timing) using Google Maps, and there's a short cut directly from across from the NW corner of the Seiser Alm station (Via Kohlstatt). Just remember to look closely at the map, Via Kohstatt shoots off in three different directions at one point. You want to stay to the left, rejoining almost instantly with the main North/South road through town. That road is called Strad Prvinciale 24, Via Catannacio/Cantinco, and Schlernstrasse at various points along its path. You can also pick up that main road barely west of the station and just follow it instead, straight to the circle and the bus stop (which is just beyond the picturesque circle with fountain and flowers, I think). However, if you take that route, it may add up to ten minutes. It actually looks simplest to go via Kohlstatt, and turn left at the T to rejoin the main road.

Posted by JoAnne
West Chester, PA, USA
3 posts

Come to think of it, ask at the Seiser Alm Bahn station. There may be a bus that leaves directly from there toward Bolzano, you may not have to go back to the Seis station. I seem to recall a bus stop there along that route, not sure.

Posted by JoAnne
West Chester, PA, USA
3 posts

I think I was incorrect about the last post. I don't think there's a bus that goes directly from Seiser Alm Bahn to Bolzano. Looks like you probably have to make the walk back into Seis. But it's under ten minutes!

Posted by Jesse
St. Louis, MO, USA
161 posts

Thank you, that is so helpful! There is a bus that leaves from the Bahn but according to the schedule it is a lot less frequent. But as long as we can walk to Seis that should be great.