Getting to Ischgl ski resort is straightforward, with plenty of fast transport links. Innsbruck Airport is the closest and most convenient airport by a long shot, but both Munich and Zurich are options too. The latter two are around three hours away and there are regular trains from both to the Tyrol, with Landeck-Zams being the closest train station to Ischgl. From Landeck there is a regular bus service to Ischgl ski resort (the journey takes around one hour, or you can take a taxi ride, either way you’ll enjoy stunning mountain scenery).
By far the easiest way of getting to Ischgl ski resort is from its closest airport, Innsbruck, approximately 60 miles away with a transfer time of around 90 minutes. Easyjet and Monarch offer cheap flight deals direct from the UK to Innsbruck, as well as British Airways and Thomas Cook. Friedrichshafen is the second closest airport to Ischgl at around 100 miles, with uber-budget airline Monarch flying there direct from the UK (beware of baggage supplements).
- Innsbruck to Ischgl 95km, transfer time around 1.5hrs
- Friedrichshafen to Ischgl 168km, transfer time around 2hrs
- Zurich to Ischgl 236km, transfer time just over 2.5hrs
- Munich to Ischgl 230km, transfer time around 3hrs
To get to Ischgl by car, you’ll need to ensure that you buy a ‘Vignette’, this is a toll sticker which should be attached to the inside of your windscreen at all times, and allows you to drive on any of Austria’s motorways. Most hire cars will come with one included, but the Vignette is strictly enforced, with hefty fines dished out on the spot if it’s not on display, so do be sure to check. If it’s not included in the hire car price, then they can be easily bought at most petrol stations and border entry points and last for 10 days or a month. Once in Ischgl, the town is relatively compact, so you will not need a car to get around (though this would make trips to nearby St Anton a possibility). Be aware when booking your accommodation that although the ski resort is compact, some hotels are a little bit of a walk from the ski lifts, especially those located on the opposite side of the bypass which cuts across part of the town. There are however some useful lockers at the Idalp lift where you can easily leave your ski kit overnight, making it much more convenient if you are staying in the further reaches of town.