It is relatively quick and straightforward to get to Mayrhofen, with Innsbruck airport just one hour away (76km) by car or train. The Zillertalbahn highway offers easy access up and down the valley, and Salzburg (Austria) and Munich (Germany) airports are also quite close by.
Flying to Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen sits just 76km from Innsbruck airport, which is now served by budget airline EasyJet (from Bristol, Liverpool and London Gatwick airports), making it one of the easiest resorts to get to, and a popular choice for short breaks. The transfer is quick and easy, and flying in to Innsbruck airport after recent snow is an experience in itself! If you can’t find flights to Innsbruck consider looking at Salzburg (Austria) and Munich (Germany), though the distances are greater.
Airport transfers to Mayrhofen
Airport transfers to Mayrhofen from the three closest airports are frequent and easy. You’re advised to book in advance though, just in case. There are several shuttle bus services as well as private transfer options. Check our listings below for names and numbers.
- Innsbruck to Mayrhofen 76km, transfer time around 1hr
- Salzburg to Mayrhofen 170km, transfer time just under 2hrs
- Munich to Mayrhofen 197km, transfer time around 2hrs
Driving to Mayrhofen
Driving to Mayrhofen from Innsbruck airport takes just under an hour travelling northwest on the E60 before turning due south at Jenbach into the Ziller valley. Driving from Salzburg or Munich should take just under two hours. There are plenty of hire car companies at all of these airports and the roads all the way to the resort are excellent (no mountain passes to contend with). If you’re thinking of driving from the UK to Mayrhofen, the journey from Calais is 1100km and will take around 11 hours. Just beyond Reims you will need to join the motorway heading east towards Strasbourg, Stuttgart and then on to Munich. However, in resort parking can be a problem, so do plan in advance and check whether your hotel accommodation in Mayrhofen offers free parking.
Taking the train to Mayrhofen
The narrow gauge Zillertalbahn railway serves the Ziller valley from Jenbach in the north, all the way to Mayrhofen in the south, making it easy to travel to Mayrhofen by train. The rail journey to the resort from Innsbruck takes just over an hour and a half and requires a change at Jenbach. There are also plenty of mainline trains between either Salzburg or Munich and Innsbruck or Jenbach. The Eurostar service to Paris, along with easy onward connections to Zurich and Innsbruck, makes it perfectly feasible to travel all the way from the UK by train. This option can be economical, especially when flight prices go up in high-season, though it does make for quite a long journey.