South Tyrol offers a number of opportunities to move around without using one’s car. You can hop onto a bus every thirty minutes from Kaltern to the region’s capital, Bolzano, or to one of the many other neighbouring locations. You can now check up-to-date timetables of buses, trains, the Mendel Cable Car as well as the lift facilities near Kaltern:
General terms and conditions applied on South Tyrolean public local transport
In principle, no bicycles are allowed on city buses. Exceptions are made if, and only if, enough space is available on the bus in the first place. Passengers who want to take their bike on the bus can do so for a surcharge. However, they will be liable for material damage caused to the vehicle or any injuries caused to themselves or other bus passengers. In principle, taking your bike on regional trains in South Tyrol and Italy, provided you pay a surcharge, is allowed. A daily single bike ticket costs €7. Daily bike tickets have to be purchased separately. Children’s bikes (up to 20 inches), foldable bikes, hand-bikes (allowed on buses only if enough space available in the suitcase compartment), and unicycles can be taken on board for free; bicycle trailers can be taken on trains for free as long as detached from the bike; e-bikes / Pedelecs can be taken on board like a regular bike, as long as safety criteria relating to the bike’s weight are met.
Dogs and other small pets can be transported depending on available space and are of sole responsibility of the traveller. Guide dogs and small pets that can be carried or fit into a cage (max. 70x30x50 cm) can be transported for free. Owners of medium and large dogs have to purchase another regular ticket. These dogs can only board the vehicle if wearing a muzzle and on the leash. They cannot occupy available seats.
Luggage and basic commodities can be transported on buses, trains, and lift facilities belonging to the public transport network as long as they don’t hinder other passengers and take up excessive amount of space. Luggage and other objects cannot take up seats or any of the exits. Transport of suitcases, buggies, wheelchairs and winter equipment is free of charge.