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Innsbruck Airport (INN) is the largest international airport in the Tirol region of western Austria. The airport operates all year round handling regional flights in the Alps and seasonal international traffic. There are hundreds of ski resorts within a few hours of Innsbruck, including some of the finest resorts in Europe - Lech, Mayrhofen, Obergurgl, St Anton and Sölden. Regular shuttles and good transport links ensure a quick onward trip to your ski destination. Many airlines fly into Innsbruck, including British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2 and TUI.

The airport opened in 1925 with the first scheduled flight operations from Munich to Innsbruck. In the following years, more airlines were integrated, including Swissair with services to Zurich. After expanding the airport during the 1960s, there was a boom in chartered flight operations in the late 1970s. During the 1990s a new tower, freight terminal and arrival hall was built, and improvements continued into the 2000s. Now, Innsbruck welcomes over 1 million passengers a year.

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Closest ski resorts to Innsbruck Airport

Best ski resorts within an hour and a half of Innsbruck

Alpbach, Austria
Distance: 58km
Chalets from £593
Hotels from £599
Apartments from £579
Auffach, Austria
Distance: 82km
Axamer Lizum, Austria
Distance: 25km
Ellmau, Austria
Distance: 80km
Hotels from £926
Fieberbrunn, Austria
Distance: 110km
Hotels from £830
Finkenberg, Austria
Distance: 80km
Galtur, Austria
Distance: 108km
Hotels from £776
Gerlos, Austria
Distance: 82km
Hochgurgl, Austria
Distance: 85km
Hotels from £1149
Hopfgarten, Austria
Distance: 80km
Igls, Austria
Distance: 9km
Hotels from £725
Ischgl, Austria
Distance: 100km
Hotels from £711
Kirchberg, Austria
Distance: 86km
Kirchdorf, Austria
Distance: 100km
Kitzbuhel, Austria
Distance: 100km
Hotels from £879
Kuhtai, Austria
Distance: 35km
Lech, Austria
Distance: 116km
Hotels from £1286
Mayrhofen, Austria
Distance: 70km
Hotels from £586
Apartments from £700
Nauders, Austria
Distance: 120km
Hotels from £1095
Obergurgl, Austria
Distance: 85km
Hotels from £933
Apartments from £744
Ortisei, Italy
Distance: 113km
Hotels from £879
Scheffau, Austria
Distance: 84km
Scuol, Switzerland
Distance: 125km
Seefeld, Austria
Distance: 22km
Hotels from £769
Solden, Austria
Distance: 85km
Hotels from £838
Soll, Austria
Distance: 78km
Hotels from £607
St Anton, Austria
Distance: 100km
Chalets from £889
Hotels from £741
St Christoph, Austria
Distance: 100km
Hotels from £1316
Santa Cristina, Italy
Distance: 116km
Hotels from £1086
St. Johann, Austria
Distance: 100km
Hotels from £592
Stubai glacier, Austria
Distance: 43km
Westendorf, Austria
Distance: 80km
Hotels from £789
Wildschonau, Austria
Distance: 77km
Zell Am Ziller, Austria
Distance: 60km

Best ski resorts within two hours of Innsbruck

Alpe di Siusi, Italy
Distance: 103km
Brand & Burserberg, Austria
Distance: 140km
Corvara, Italy
Distance: 133km
Hotels from £869
Hintertux, Austria
Distance: 90km
Hochsolden, Austria
Distance: 90km
Hotels from £1266
Kronplatz, Italy
Distance: 105km
Hotels from £794
La Villa, Italy
Distance: 130km
Hotels from £1697
Silvretta Montafon, Austria
Distance: 140km
Hotels from £1174
Samnaun, Switzerland
Distance: 122km
Selva, Italy
Distance: 120km
Chalets from £999
Hotels from £660
Apartments from £554
Waidring, Austria
Distance: 111km

Best ski resorts within two hours and a half of Innsbruck

Arabba, Italy
Distance: 130km
Hotels from £769
Apartments from £382
Cortina, Italy
Distance: 164km
Hotels from £729
Davos, Switzerland
Distance: 173km
Hotels from £1289
Hochkoenig, Austria
Distance: 140km
Klosters, Switzerland
Distance: 173km
Hotels from £1089

Best ski resorts within three hours of Innsbruck

San Cassiano, Italy
Distance: 134km
Hotels from £1221

Where is Innsbruck Airport?

Innsbruck Airport is on the outskirts of Innsbruck city in western Austria. You can reach the city centre and train station by bus in under 20 minutes. Bus route F runs every 15 minutes during the day between the airport terminal and Innsbruck main station (Hauptbahnhof). Skiers travelling to their destination by coach transfer will be pleased to know that the airport is next to the motorway and most ski resorts are just 1-1 and a half hours away.

Innsbruck Airport terminals

There is only one small terminal at Innsbruck Airport. The airport set-up is like Chambery and Grenoble - basic facilities and potentially long waiting times if there are delays, or multiple flights are departing or arriving. But what the airport lacks in amenities it makes up for in convenience and stunning mountain views. Improvements have been made in recent years to improve the flow of passengers around the airport.

Innsbruck Airport is a category C airport requiring pilots to have special training due to the unique difficulties flying in the mountains and close to the city. Generally, flights are on time but, as you would expect, adverse weather conditions can cause delays.

Innsbruck Airport services

Passengers have access to limited services at Innsbruck Airport. Several eateries and shops can be found in the main airport hall. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport. Disabled facilities are available throughout the airport – designated parking, special lifts and toilets. For medical assistance or queries, visit the main information desk located in the middle of the terminal.

Innsbruck Airport shops

Shopping options are limited at Innsbruck airport. Within the terminal, you will find a Newsagent, MPREIS supermarket and a Duty-Free shop.

Bars and restaurants at Innsbruck Airport

From traditional Austrian baked goodies to contemporary international cuisine, Innsbruck Airport has a good selection of bars and restaurants:

  • Café and bakery in the airport hall.
  • Fly Inn self-service restaurant on the first floor of the airport hall.
  • Bar in the departure lounge

Innsbruck Airport lounges

The Tyrol Lounge is available at Innsbruck Airport for an additional cost for passengers (free for Austrian & British Airways business class ticket holders). The modern airport lounge has several sofas and tables with breath-taking panoramic views of the Tyrolean mountains, as well as workspaces and a selection of hot and cold snacks.

Transport at Innsbruck Airport

Most of our ski holiday packages include transfers from Innsbruck Airport already, but if yours doesn’t, a few companies offer transfers independently. Always pre-book your transfer from Innsbruck Airport and check with the operator where you need to meet them.

Taxis are available outside of the airport terminal. There are several taxi companies that you can pre-book for private travel from Innsbruck Airport to resort.

Hiring a car is easy at Salzburg Airport. Alamo/Enterprise, Avis/Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Megadrive/Buchbinder and Sixt operate car rental from the airport. The offices are accessible through a covered walkway outside of the terminal. Always pre-book for cheaper rates.

The nearest train station to the airport is Innsbruck main station which can be reached by bus. The bus journey takes approximately 20 minutes from the airport. Some ski resorts can be reached by train, but it is easier to book a transfer directly from the airport rather than getting a bus or taxi and then a train.

Public buses only run from the airport to Innsbruck city centre. There is a bus stop immediately outside of the terminal building. For direct transport to ski resorts book a transfer or taxi.

Innsbruck Airport FAQ:

Innsbruck Airport is located 4km from Innsbruck city centre in Austria, giving travellers easy access to the charming city and world-renowned ski areas in western Austria.

There are over 400 ski resorts in Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Switzerland that are within a few hours of Innsbruck. The closest ski resorts are Nordkette, Igls, Stubai Glacier and Seefeld. Popular Austrian ski resorts within 2 hours from Innsbruck are Ischgl, Lech, Mayrhofen, Obergurgl, Sölden, St Anton and Söll.

Direct flights to Innsbruck are available from most major UK airports including all London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Birmingham, Bristol, Newcastle and Manchester.

Innsbruck train station is 20 minutes' drive away. From the airport, take Bus line F from outside the terminal directly to the station. The bus runs every 15 minutes from Innsbruck Airport. Alternatively, you can get a taxi from outside the airport to the station.

Most of our ski packages to Mayrhofen will include transfers from Innsbruck. If you are making your own way to resort, take the bus from the airport to Innsbruck train station (Hauptbahnhof) and then the train to Mayrhofen im Zillertal via Jenbach Zillertalbahn. Trains run regularly through the day and take about 1h 30m to get from Innsbruck to Mayrhofen. The train station at Mayrhofen is at one end of the town so you can easily walk or grab a taxi to your accommodation.

The best way to get from Innsbruck Airport to Sölden is to book a ski package that includes transfers to resort as there is no direct train. Alternatively, you can get the bus to Innsbruck train station (Hauptbahnhof) and get a train to Ötztal and then another bus to Sölden which takes about 2 hours in total.

The easiest way to get to St Anton is to book a ski package with transfers included. If you are making your own way to resort, take the bus from the airport to Innsbruck train station (Hauptbahnhof) and then the train to St Anton (towards Zürich HB). Trains run regularly through the day and take about 1h 10m to get from Innsbruck to St Anton train station.

Skiing near Innsbruck Airport

Resort Country Distance (km) Est. time (hr) Chalets Hotels Apartments
Igls Austria 9 0.3 £725
Seefeld Austria 22 0.3 £769
Alpbach Austria 58 1 £593 £599 £579
Ellmau Austria 80 1 £926
Hochgurgl Austria 85 1 £1149
Mayrhofen Austria 70 1 £586 £700
Solden Austria 85 1 £838
Soll Austria 78 1 £607
St Anton Austria 100 1 £889 £741
Westendorf Austria 80 1 £789
St Christoph Austria 100 1.1 £1316
St. Johann Austria 100 1.15 £592
Fieberbrunn Austria 110 1.2 £830
Galtur Austria 108 1.2 £776
Nauders Austria 120 1.2 £1095
Ischgl Austria 100 1.3 £711
Kitzbuhel Austria 100 1.3 £879
Lech Austria 116 1.3 £1286
Obergurgl Austria 85 1.3 £933 £744
Ortisei Italy 113 1.3 £879
Santa Cristina Italy 116 1.3 £1086
Kronplatz Italy 105 1.4 £794
Selva Italy 120 1.45 £999 £660 £554
Hochsolden Austria 90 1.5 £1266
Silvretta Montafon Austria 140 1.5 £1174
Corvara Italy 133 2 £869
La Villa Italy 130 2 £1697
Arabba Italy 130 2.2 £769 £382
Cortina Italy 164 2.3 £729
Davos Switzerland 173 2.3 £1289
Klosters Switzerland 173 2.3 £1089
San Cassiano Italy 134 2.5 £1221
Innsbruck Austria 5 15 £1021
Neustift Austria 25 30 £877
Fugen Austria 51 45 £1327
Niederau Austria 70 45 £665
Oberau Austria 70 45 £879

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