Travelling to Innsbruck
To reach Innsbruck by car from Salzburg in the northeast, take autobahn A8
west, which joins autobahn A93 (later it becomes the A12) heading southwest
to Innsbruck. This latter autobahn (A93/A12) is the main route from Münich;
but those who prefer a more scenic route should go from Münich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen,
and then drive over the mountains for about an hour to reach Innsbruck. From
the south, you can take the Brenner toll road to Innsbruck.
Austrian train services are fast and efficient, as the country is centrally
located in Europe. Innsbruck is connected to virtually all European cities by
international railway links. Trains arrive at the main railway station, the
Innsbruck is connected to all major European cities by bus. Both Postal buses
and Federal Railway buses offer services to Innsbruck from all Austrian cities.
It is possible to fly directly from all major Austrian cities to Innsbruck
airport, Flughafen Innsbruck-Kranebitten. The airport also receives flights
from London, Amsterdam, Paris and Zürich. If coming from elsewhere in the
world, you will need to fly into another major airport and then connect to Innsbruck
on Austria's Tyrolean Airlines. The airport is situated approximately 5kms west
of the city. Bus transfers leave every 20-30 minutes to the city centre, and
take about 20 minutes. Taxi services are also available.
Nearby, Münich Airport in Germany services most international carriers.
Shuttle buses connecting with Innsbruck leave at 11:30 every Saturday. Limousines
leave Münich Airport for Innsbruck daily every 2 hours, but require advance
The Dover-Ostend ferry runs from London to Vienna, taking approximately 3 hours,
30 minutes. Alternative transport, including train or bus, can be arranged from
Vienna to Innsbruck.
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