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Mobility Information

How to get to Madesimo and how to move around the area

Car, train, bus: roads and schedules

Reaching Madesimo by every means of transportation

Madesimo is located in the province of Sondrio and can be reached by car from both Italy and abroad, through Switzerland, as well as by other means, whether public or private. Compared to other major tourist destinations in Valtellina, Madesimo has the advantage of being closer to Milan and the highways of northern Italy, making it reachable in a shorter time without having to cross the entire Valtellina. Additionally, Madesimo is a perfect destination for a mountain vacation without a car, thanks to the shuttle service from Chiavenna and connections with the hamlets, not to mention the transport services provided by various hotels and accommodations.

By car
By taxi
Pubblic transport
By plane

Getting to Madesimo from Lombardy

To reach Madesimo by car from Italy, there are two routes: from Milan, taking the Strada Statale 36 dello Spluga towards Lecco-Chiavenna, or – for those coming from the northeast – from Valtellina (accessible via the Aprica Pass, or the Gavia and Stelvio Passes in summer), taking the Strada Statale 38 towards Sondrio-Morbegno and then the SS 36 to Madesimo.


Getting to Madesimo from abroad

For tourists coming from abroad – Switzerland and Northern Europe – the routes to reach Madesimo by car vary depending on the season. Approximately from the beginning of May until the end of November, it is possible to reach Madesimo via the Spluga Pass, while in the winter months, Madesimo can be reached via the Julier and Maloja Passes.

Click here to check the opening conditions of the passes.


Useful information

During the winter season, the use of snow tires or carrying chains is mandatory.

In Madesimo, there are electric car charging stations on Via degli Argini near the Sports Center and on Via A. De Giacomi near the bus stop.


Distances and travel times to Madesimo from major cities:

  • Milano-Madesimo: 139 km (2 hours)
  • Lecco-Madesimo: 85 km (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Como-Madesimo: 104 km (2 hours)
  • Lugano-Madesimo: 117 km (1 hour 30 minutes)
  • Zurigo-Madesimo: 191 km (2 hours)

Reaching Madesimo by taxi

You can use the taxi service to reach Madesimo and Campodolcino. Local taxi drivers and NCCs offer a fast and convenient service, which can also be used to get around Madesimo.


Taxi Albiniano
Tel: +39 0343 51144
Cell.: +39 329 2150632


Taxi Lucchinetti
Cell.: +39 342 9414560

Getting to Madesimo by Train and Bus

It is also possible to reach Madesimo by public transportation. The nearest train station is Chiavenna, which is only 20 kilometers away and can be reached by train from Milan (Milano-Tirano route and then Colico-Chiavenna). From Chiavenna, you can reach Madesimo by bus, with scheduled buses connecting with the arrival and departure of trains.

Train schedules for Chiavenna – Madesimo

To check train schedules, visit Trenord or Trenitalia.


Madesimo bus schedules

http://Linea Chiavenna-Madesimo inverno 23/24

For more information, visit

Bus ticket purchase

We suggest customers to obtain their travel tickets in advance from authorized ticket offices and retailers, or by purchasing tickets online.

Bus ticket offices in Madesimo

  • Infopoint Madesimo
  • Bar Pasticceria Stella in Madesimo


Online tickets

Bus tickets to and from Madesimo can be purchased online via the myCicero App.

From Campodolcino to Madesimo with Sky Express Funicular and up to the top with Larici Cable Car

Sky Express is the funicular to Madesimo that connects Campodolcino, at an altitude of 1082 meters, with the Alpe Motta resort (Madesimo) at 1721 meters above sea level.

With the Larici Cable Car, it is possible to ascend to an altitude of 1900 meters from the center of Madesimo up to the homonymous restaurant.

Sky Express Opening Calendar
July: Saturday 20 – Sunday 21
Continuous service from Saturday, July 27, to Sunday, August 25

Sky Express Schedule and prices:
SkyExpress Funicular Schedule and prices_summer_2024_EN

Larici Cable Car Opening Calendar
Continuous service from Saturday, June 29, to Sunday, September 01

Larici Cable Car Calendar and prices:
Larici Cable Car Calendar and prices_summer_2024_EN

The “Io Viaggio In Lombardia” card is valid on Sky Express Funicular.
For all information and subscriptions visit

Tourist bus to Madesimo

It is also possible to reach Madesimo by tourist buses, the circulation of which is subject to certain limitations in terms of size:

  • From Chiavenna, transit is prohibited for vehicles over 13 metres long and 4.25 metres high;
  • From Campodolcino to Madesimo, driving on the SP1 towards Isola is obligatory;
  • Passo Spluga on the Swiss side: maximum width 2.55 metres + maximum length 10 metres - circulation only with permit.

For more information, please contact the relevant authorities.

Arriving in Madesimo by plane

Madesimo can be easily reached by flying with numerous scheduled and low-cost airlines. The nearest airports to Madesimo, with the relevant distances and travel times, follow:

  • Bergamo Orio al Serio airport: 124 km (2 h and 10 mins);
  • Milan Linate airport: 142 km (2 h and 10mins);
  • Milan Malpensa airport: 173 km (2 h and 30mins).