The first point to note is that you shouldn’t be travelling to Obergurgl for convenience! The skiing on offer can make the journey worthwhile but this will never be a short break destination! The high altitude nature of Obergurgl makes road transport the only option for arriving in resort so if you are trying to travel all the way by train be prepared for a two hour bus journey on top of the 13 hours on a train from London to Innsbruck (via Paris and Munich). If you are planning to drive all the way from home the journey time from Calais will be around 11 hours and the best route is to head to Strasbourg in France and then south towards Basel and Zurich before joining the motorway towards Innsbruck. Turn off the A12 on to the 186 signposted to the Otztal.
Neither Salzburg nor Munich are really ideal airports for Obergurgl due to the length and complexity of the road journey that follows. The only convenient airport is Innsbruck and flights to there have improved dramatically in the last couple of years with Easyjet now operating to the city as well as the charter airlines. The least stressful way to resort is then by taxi, bus or private transfer as these drivers are all used to the snowy mountain roads. Only take a hire car if you are confident in these driving conditions. Delays are always caused by ill-prepared and inexperienced drivers on the road up to Obergurgl!
- Innsbruck to Obergurgl 94km, transfer time around 2hrs