Getting To Madesimo

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Whether by car, plane, train, or bus – getting to Madesimo and Campodolcino is easy in any season!

Before traveling, we recommend checking the latest travel and safety advisories regarding Coronavirus. In addition, it is mandatory to have snow tires or chains on board your vehicle throughout the winter months.

By Car


From Milan & Lombardy

Madesimo is located in the province of Sondrio, and can be reached directly by car from both Italy and abroad. Those arriving from Milan will have to take the Strada Statale 36. Those already in Valtellina must take the Strada Statale 38 and then the 36.

From Switzerland & Abroad

For tourists from Switzerland and Northern Europe however, the options change according to the seasons.

The Spluga Pass is generally open from the beginning of May until the end of November, while in the winter months you can reach Madesimo via the Julier Pass and Maloja. Click here to verify the opening conditions of the mountain passes.

Travel Times & Tips

Here are some approximate travel times by car:


  • Milano/Madesimo 139 km (2 hours)
  • Lecco/Madesimo 85 km (1 hour and 30 mins.)
  • Como/Madesimo 104 km (2 hours)
  • Lugano/Madesimo 117 km (1 hour and 30 mins.)
  • Zurigo/Madesimo 191 km (2 hours)


Before travelling, please check the latest safety regulations and recommendations regarding Coronavirus. During the winter season, you are required to use snow tires or keep chains on board your vehicle.

By Public Transport


Public Trains & Buses

Madesimo and Campodolcino can also be reached easily by public transport. The nearest railway station is in Chiavenna which is only 18 km away from Campodolcino and 25 km from Madesimo. From Chiavenna it is possible to reach Madesimo using a bus that coincides with the arrival and departure of the trains.

Train Schedules

  • To consult the train timetables please visit Trenitalia.

Autostradale bus Milan to Madesimo:

Bus Timetable in PDF

Ticket Sales

Please purchase your tickets ahead of time as tickets are not available for sale onboard.

Ticket Offices

  • Trattoria Due Spade in Campodolcino
  • Infopoint Madesimo
  • Bar Pasticceria Stella in Madesimo


  • Tickets can also be purchased online with the myCicero app.

Free Valle Spluga Local Shuttle


Madesimo / Motta

In the winter season, the road from Madesimo to Alpe Motta is closed to traffic during the day. See below for the free shuttle service.

Fraciscio / Campodolcino / Isola / Pianazzo / Madesimo / Motta

The road from Fraciscio, Campodolcino, Isola, Pianazzo and Madesimo is open to traffic everyday. See below for information on the free shuttle service.

Other Transport Solutions


The Sky Express Funicular

The Sky Express is a funicular that connects Campodolcino at an altitude of 1082 m. with Motta at 1721 m., suitable for both pedestrians and skiers.

Ticket Rates


The Io Viaggio In Lombardia card is valid on this transport.

Sky Express Timetable 2021-2022

Info for Tour Buses

Madesimo is also reachable by private tour bus, but please note the following regulations & size restrictions:

    • Coming from Chiavenna, no vehicles over 13 meters long and 4.25 meters high
    • From Campodolcino to Madesimo it is compulsory to travel on the SP1 towards Isola
    • For the Spluga Pass on the Swiss side: max width of 2.55 meters + max length 10 meters. Permit also required.

For more information, please contact the relevant authorities.

By Taxi


Taxi Services & Contacts

Madesimo and Campodolcino are also reachable by taxi. Our taxis offer a fast and comfortable service which can also be used to move throughout the area.

Tel. +39 0343 51144
Mob. +39 329 2150632

Mob. +39 342 9414560

By Airplane


Nearest Airports

Madesimo and Campodolcino are easily reachable with numerous low cost airlines. The nearest airports are:


  • Bergamo Orio al Serio 124 km (2 hours and 10 mins.)
  • Milano Linate 142 km (2 hours and 10 mins.)
  • Milano Malpensa 173 km (2 hours and 30 mins.)
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