Trento is well connected to the main nearby cities.
Trento is located on the railway line Verona-Munich. Linking trains to Rovereto, Verona and Bolzano come frequently. In just a few hours, and without changing trains, you can reach Venice, Bologna, Innsbruck, Rome and Lecce, thanks to the Italian (www.trenitalia.it) and Austrian (www.dbahn.com) railway network.
The closest airport is the one in Bolzano (BZO, www.abd-airport.it, 60 km), which is very small and it offers daily flights to Rome. Also close and of average size is the airport of Verona (VRN,www.aerooportoverona.it, 100 km) which has low-cost flights. 150 km away in opposite directions are the airports of Brescia (VBS,www.aeroportobrescia.it) and Treviso (TSF, www.trevisoairport.it); here you can also find low-cost tickets. A little more distant but reachable by direct trains are the airports of Venice, from which Easy Jet also leaves (VCE, www.veniceairport.it), and Bologna (BLQ,www.bologna-airport.it).
Last but not least, the airports in Milan (BGY, MXL, LIN, www.sacbo.it, www.sea-aeroportimilano.it) are also quite easy to reach: they are 200 km away from Trento and they are linked to a lot of airports around the world.
It could be quite difficult to reach Trento by bus. The railways have a more extensive network.
However, it is possible to reach Trento by bus leaving from Riva del Garda (in the south of the province of Trento, www.ttesercizio.it, Trentino Trasporti), from Verona and Desenzano (Autobus A.P.T.V., www.apt.vr.it), from Brescia and Milan (Autobus S.I.A., www.sia-autoservizi.it). During the summer it is also possible to leave from Venice. Some special routes are established during the Christmas Market (from the second half of November to the end of December).
Trento has an efficient public transportation system, based mainly on buses operating in the city and in the province, whose routes are organized by one single company: Trentino Trasporti (www.ttesercizio.it).
Discounted subscriptions are available for Italian and foreign students, through forms provided directly from the university.
The most frequently used lines are line 5 (which connects the city center to the scientific departments) and the lines 2, 3 and 8 which take you to the university residence halls.
Unfortunately, there aren't any night buses but, since the city is very small, it is easy to reach any destination by foot. Many students remedy the problem by renting bicycles.