Getting to Innsbruck

Innsbruck is the capital of the Tirol and has its own international airport and train station so getting there is easy. There are buses from the city to the Olympia SkiWorld resorts, but if you’re staying for more than a few days and want to get the best out of the surrounding ski areas, then hiring a car is recommended.

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Nearest Airports to Innsbruck

Innsbruck Kranebitten Airport – 5 km / 15 minutes
Bolzano Airport – 128 km / 1 hour 30 minutes
Salzburg Airport  – 178km / 1 hour 50 minutes
Munich Airport – 202 km  / 2 hours

While Innsbruck Kranebitten airport is the obvious first choice, flight capacity is limited so book early to secure preferred flight times and best price. For long haul travellers especially, Munich international airport offers more choice and is just two hours from Innsbruck by road.

Airport Transfers to Innsbruck and Olympia SkiWorld Resorts

Ski-Lifts Transfers to Innsbruck and surrounding ski resorts 

Each year Ski-Lifts helps more than 100,000 skiers and boarders get to their accommodation in ski resorts, with a range of hassle-free, door-to-door transfer options from airports and train stations, and 24/7 English language assistance if needed. Get an immediate quote and book online >

Alps2Alps Airport Transfers  to Innsbruck and surrounding ski resorts

Alps2Alps provides private and group transfers to all major Alpine ski resorts from airports in France, Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. Our 24/7 multilingual customer service assistance and dispatch centre keeps you informed. Book online and get a real time >

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Getting to Innsbruck  from the Airport by Bus

Getting from Innsbruck airport to the landmark railway station in the centre of Innsbruck takes about 20 by public transport. Look for Bus “F”. The service runs frequently from about 6am to 11pm every day.

Getting to Innsbruck by Rail

Getting to Innsbruck by rail is also easy. There are fast Intercity express connections from most major European cities. Itineraries, route planner, timetables and rail tickets are available online at Austrian Federal Railways (OBB) www.oebb.at/en/

Driving to Innsbruck

A well-developed road network connects Innsbruck with the rest of Europe. The A12 Autobahn runs just south of the city (East and West). You will need an Austrian vignette (toll) sticker in your vehicle for motorways and these can be bought over-the-counter at service stations. Additional toll fees are charged on the A13 Autobahn starting at Innsbruck South and on the federal road 182 towards Brenner pass into Italy. Osttirol is easily accessible via the Felbertauern tunnel or the Italian Val Pusteria.

Distances and approximate journey times by road to Innsbruck

London 1,225 km / 12 hours 20 min
Calais 1,061 km / 9 hours 50 min
Amsterdam 933 km / 8 hours 50 min
Frankfurt 559 / 5 hours 10 min
Munich 162km / 1 hour 50 min
Milan 407 km / 4 hours
Vienna 477 km / 4 hours 30 min

Innsbruck Olympia SkiWorld

Nine ski areas, over 10,000 vertical metres of skiing including 160 pistes / ski routes and a combined total of more than 240km in extent served by 88 ski lifts within 15-55 minutes drive from Innsbruck and challenging skiing and fashionable sun terrace on Nordkette reached by ski lifts from the city centre.

Nordkette – funicular and cable car from Innsbruck city centre
Patscherkopfl – 8km / 15 minutes drive
Gunglezer – 16km / 25 minutes drive
Axamer Lizum – 21 km / 45 minutes drive
Mutteralm – 7km / 13 minutes drive
Schlick 2000 – 17km / 25 minutes drive
Stubai Glacier – 40km / 55 minutes drive
Kuhtai – 40km / 55 minutes drive
Oberperfuss Rangger Kopfl – 16km / 20 minutes drive

If staying outside Innsbruck in one of these locations, a rental car is helpful for getting to and from other nearby resorts.

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