Innsbruck Airport (INN), also known as Kranebitten Airport, is the largest international airport in Tyrol, Austria. It is located just 4 km from the center of Innsbruck. The airport manages regional flights across the Alps, especially in winter, when activity increases significantly due to the ski season.
Bus line F connects the main station of Innsbruck with the airport. The trip takes about 20 minutes, and a bus ticket costs € 2.30 for adults (children, students and senior citizens have a preferential price — € 1.70). NOTE. You will have to pay an additional 0.50 € per ticket if you buy it on the bus.
The airport has no direct train connection, so we suggest taking the previously mentioned bus line F, which takes you to the main station (Hauptbahnhof). However, the nearest train stop is about 2 kilometers from the airport (Innsbruck Hötting), and you can take the REX or S5 lines to the main station.
Since Innsbruck is a relatively small city, and there are few opportunities to get to the city center by public transport, you should think about a taxi. Taxi from the airport to the city center is cheap because the airport is 4 kilometers from the center.
Take yourself a private transfer with a professional driver (you can also rent a minibus if you are traveling to a large group of people) for € 35-45. It is advisable to book a transfer in advance.
Those who prefer to explore the city on their own, but want to avoid public transport, car rental companies such as Avis, Sixt and Budget offer their services around the airport or book a car online in advance.
If you plan to arrive with a larger group of people (10+), the best option is to rent a bus before your arrival.
If you are planning to go to the popular Austrian ski resort, you first need to get to the main train station, and from there take the REX 5328 RegionalExpress train to Ötztal station and then take the Regionalbus 8352 to Sölden. The journey will cost you approx. 15 € and it takes 2 hours and 30 minutes.
- Q: I arrive at the airport late. Will this be a problem for me to get to the city?
Answer: This will not be a problem, as there are bus lines operating all day (F), but in case you miss them, take yourself one of the taxis at the airport, which are available around the clock and without a hitch, and will cost you a bit, because that the airport is close to the city center.
- Question: I have an early morning flight from the airport, are there any hotels at the airport where I can stay?
A: There is one hotel in the vicinity of the airport (500 m) — Penz Hotel West (4 *), free Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking.
- Question: I would like to spend one day in Innsbruck between flights. Is it possible
A: Yes, of course. The best way to do this is to take one of the buses that take you directly from the airport to the main station located in the city center. Unfortunately, there is no luggage storage at the airport, but there are lockers for luggage storage at the main station.
- Question: I continue my journey outside Innsbruck. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
A: The best option to visit nearby cities is to first go to the station and from there take a bus or train that takes you to your destination. You can visit other cities by checking out the most popular bus routes, such as Innsbruck to Graz, Innsbruck to Vienna, Innsbruck to Bolzano, Innsbruck to Munich.
- Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there is an exchange office at the airport, but it would be better to exchange money before the trip and have some euros, since the rate will be much higher in place, and no currency other than the euro will be accepted.