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By Air
Look up the low cost airlines that fly into Salzburg, Munich or Innsbruck. All three less than two hours transfer from Hopfgarten.

Ryanair, Easyjet, Thompsonfly etc.

We would recommend Munich, as it is now the easiest place to get to and from.

The transfer from Munich consists of getting the S Bahn (tube) to either Munich Hauptbahnhof or Munich Ost then picking up the hourly mainline train to Worgl (about an hour) and then to Hopfgarten - cost 37euros each way.

Four Seasons Travel and Stefans Taxis (google them) also do airport transfer from Munich to Hopfgarten.

Easyjet are also flying into Innsbruck from Bristol and Exeter

 

Train from Salzburg 

Train travel is really cheap and easy - www.oebb.at - this is the austrian railways network website(english version).

50 metres in front of the arrivals building is the Number 2 tr0lleybus stop. They run every 15 minutes and take about 20 minutes to get to Salzburg Main Station (fare is  2 euros). You need to buy a ticket to Hopfgarten Berglift via Worgl (fare is  34 euros-it's no cheaper buying a return in Austria). It is the express train from Vienna to Zurich which runs every 2 hours on the even half hour.

Get off at Worgl 1 hour 23 minutes later and you will have about 20 minutes to change platforms for the local train up to Berglift (less than 15 minutes journey).


Top Tip - Don't go to the bar on Salzburg Station and miss your train (twice) which mean't we were late into the Silver Bullet.

If you fly into Munich you have to get the transfer to Munich East then the train to Worgl. Then as above, up the valley to Hopfgarten Berglift .

If it's Innsbruck take the transfer to the main station and then as above to Worgl etc.

 

Car Hire

Seriously consider this option if there are 3 or more of you or a family. There are a number of hire companies at all 3 airports. Shop around on the web for the best deal

 

Taxi

 Taxi is a cheaper option if there are 4 or more of you(even 3)

We definately recommend TAXI BRIXENTAL  They are totally reliable and have got us out of some tight spots in the past (waking us up at 6 in the morning after a farewell night in the Bullet to get us to the airport on time). It's called being 'tequila'd' by Iris and Danni.

 

By Road
We have also driven. It is approximately 12 hours from the channel ports (including comfort stops). Look up Norfolk Lines (Dover-Dunquerke) or Ferry Speed as an alternative to P and O, Sea France and the tunnel. Night sailings tend to be cheaper.