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Driving to The Stelvio Pass

A Motorists guide to The Stelvio Pass - directions, parking and more



Area Map

Directions

Arriving / Parking

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At 2757 metres (9045 feet), the Stelvio Pass in Italy is the highest (paved) pass in the Eastern Alps, and the second highest pass in the entire Alp region.

The original road was built in 1820-25 by the Austrian Empire and is today considered one of the best driving roads in the world. The reason for this being the challenging nature of the hairpin bends that form the pass up and down the mountain. As a result of this it's a popular destination for all kinds of motorists. Whilst it's a stunning drive the very thing that attracts drivers is ruined by the number of them who head there during peak season.

It's worth going for the experience, but don't expect clear roads!

Map of the area



The Stelvio Pass driving and parking

The official road name for the Stelvio Pass is the SS38 and it runs from Bormio to Spondigna across the Eastern Alps.

There are opportunities to stop and take a break and photos along the route, there are also plenty of places to stop for refreshment due to the touristy nature of the pass.

Speed limits around The Stelvio Pass

Speed Limits

Motorway: 130 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 110 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h

Distances from The Stelvio Pass to...

All of these places are within a few hours drive from The Stelvio Pass
PlaceDistance km (miles)
(Point to Point)

Town
Innsbruck, Austria108 km (67 miles)

Attraction
Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany116 km (72 miles)

Town
Zurich, Switzerland172 km (107 miles)

Town
Venice, Italy190 km (118 miles)

Town
Munich, Germany198 km (123 miles)

Town
Salzburg, Austria241 km (150 miles)

Town
Genoa, Italy265 km (165 miles)

Town
Stuttgart, Germany267 km (166 miles)

Town
Florence, Italy313 km (194 miles)

Town
Geneva, Switzerland332 km (206 miles)

Town
Rijeka, Croatia336 km (209 miles)

Town
Heidelberg, Germany345 km (214 miles)

Attraction
Centre Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette, France350 km (217 miles)

Town
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic384 km (238 miles)

Town
Nice, France401 km (249 miles)

Town
Frankfurt, Germany419 km (260 miles)

Town
Lyon, France441 km (274 miles)

Town
Zagreb, Croatia442 km (274 miles)

Town
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic448 km (278 miles)

Town
Trier, Germany456 km (283 miles)

Town
Luxembourg, Luxembourg469 km (291 miles)

Town
Koblenz, Germany474 km (294 miles)

Town
Vienna, Austria483 km (300 miles)

Town
Prague, Czech Republic488 km (303 miles)

Attraction
The Nurburgring, Germany499 km (310 miles)

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