There are 6 international airports in Austria, it’s obvious that Vienna’s busiest airport is not always the most optimal, especially if you fly to Austria for skiing, in this case the airport in Innsbruck or Salzburg may be a better choice.
Vienna Airport — IATA code VIE — (
22 million passengers)
Vienna International Airport is the largest airport in Austria and the main center for Austrian airlines, the airport is located in Schwechat, 18 km south-east of the city center. The journey from the airport to the center of Vienna takes less than 20 minutes by CAT. From the airport, you can also take a bus to several cities in Austria, as well as to Bratislava, Prague, Budapest and other international destinations. Vienna Airport is the best solution when traveling to St. Polten, Wiener Neustadt and often also when traveling to Graz, Linz and Wels.
Salzburg Airport — code IATA SZG — (
1.8 million Passengers)
Salzburg Airport is also called Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, just a few kilometers from the center of Salzburg, which can be reached by train or bus in 15-20 minutes. Since Salzburg Airport is the gateway to the Ski Amadé, the second largest ski area in Europe, there is, of course, a direct connection from the airport and popular ski resorts such as St. Johann and Kitzbühel. Also from the airport you can go to such cities as Saint-Martin, Weissbach, Saalfelden, Maishofen, Zell am See. Other destinations can be reached by the main railway or the main bus station in Salzburg.
Lufthansa plane takes off
Innsbruck Airport — IATA INN code — (
1 million passengers)
Innsbruck Airport is the second largest airport for skiers in Austria, the airport is located just 3 km from the center of Innsbruck, from the airport to the center, which takes about 20 minutes. Within 3 hours from Innsbruck Airport you have over 400 ski resorts, some of the nearest resorts are Igls, Zell am Ziller, Worgl, Seefeld, Mutters, Soll, Solden. From the main bus station of Innsbruck you have the opportunity to go to most of the Austrian resort, the alternative is to arrange a transfer directly from Innsbruck Airport.
Graz Airport — code IATA GRZ — (
0.9 million passengers)
Graz Airport is located 9 km south of the center of Graz, from the airport there is a bus or S-Bahn to the city center, the journey time is about 15 minutes. The airport is the main airport for southeastern Austria and an alternative airport for travelers from northeastern Slovenia. Cities close to the airport include Wolfsberg, Leibniz, Gleisdorf, Feldbach. There are connections to most cities in the region, as well as to several international destinations, from the Graz train station or bus terminal.
Linz Airport — code IATA LNZ — (
0.5 million passengers)
Blue Danube Airport in Linz is located 13 km west of the city, the airport can be reached in 20 minutes by bus line 601, an alternative to a combination of train and bus. Linz Airport is not as close to the entire ski resort as Salzburg or Innsbruck Airport, but flying to Linz Airport is still possible, here is a trip to some selected ski resorts. Less than one hour near Hinterstoder, Flachau, Wagrain, St. Johann / Pongau in the Amad ski resort can be reached in 2 hours, Gastein and Zell am See — about 2.5 hours, Saalbach and Kitzbühel — in less than 3 hours. The easiest way to get to the ski resort is to pre-order a transfer from the airport.
Klagenfurt Airport — IATA KLU code — (
0.2 million passengers)
Klartenten Airport in Klagenfurt is the smallest international airport in Austria, the airport is about 4 km from the city center, and can be reached by public bus or S-bahn Klagenfurt Annabichl, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel terminal. From the airport, you can reach the next Austrian ski resort in less than 3 hours, Gerlitzen, Bad Gestein, Alpendorf, as well as the following ski resorts in Slovenia, Kranjska Gora, Bled, Javornik, Vogel, Kobla, just to mention a few.
On this map you can see all airports in Austria, as well as airports in neighboring countries.