Bolzano is situated at one of the main European railway routes. So it can be reached easily from Munich and Innsbruck in the north as well as from Verona, Rome, Venice and Milan in the south.
From Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, you can reach the most important villages by train, all other places by bus. More information to the public local traffic in South Tyrol you find here.
Below you find an overview of the railway connections in South Tyrol:
from Munich Eurocity-trains start every two hours during the day directly to South Tyrol (via Innsbruck - Brennero - Bressanone - Bolzano). More Information and time tables on Deutsche Bahn (German Railway) and ÖBB Italy (Austrian Railway Italy).
from Vienna via Villach to Lienz in East Tyrol, by the Val Pusteria Train further to South Tyrol. More information on ÖBB (Austrian Railway).
from Switzerland by the Rhaetian Railway to Zernez, from there by bus crossing the Ofenpass mountain pass to Malles in South Tyrol, and by the Val Venosta Train to Bolzano. More information on SBB (Swiss Railway).