Getting to Alpbach couldn’t be easier with plenty of transport links and airlines to get you there. You can be at the resort in an hour from neighbouring Innsbruck Airport and an hour and a half from Salzburg, making it a great destination for families and weekend breaks. Munich Airport isn’t far away either and the transfer time by road is under two hours. Numerous trains go from all three of these cities and can get you quickly to the nearest station at Brixlegg (with a change in Worgl). The final leg of the journey from Brixlegg is easy enough on the public bus to Alpbach. Normally, the cheaper the airline, the more complicated and expensive their baggage policy is. This can make carrying skis or snowboards to your destination costly if you are not prepared.
- Innsbruck to Alpbach 64km, transfer time under 1hr
- Munich to Alpbach 168km, transfer time around 1hr 50 mins
- Salzburg to Alpbach 128km, transfer time around 2hrs
- Friedrichschafen to Alpbach 277km, transfer time 3hrs 30 mins
In terms of transfers from the airport there are numerous direct bus transfers, and hiring a car is also a good option for Alpbach with the journey along the Austrian motorways being pretty straightforward. Bear in mind that you are legally obliged to carry snow chains. It is possible to drive your own vehicle all the way to resort from Calais in a day but the distance is over 1100km and the motorway tolls will cost upwards of €70 each way. Trains are an easy and an eco-friendly way of travelling down to the Alps. The overnight train from Paris to Munich fits nicely with the Eurostar service from London and once in Munich there are frequent Eurocity connections to the Austrian Tyrol. New for 2012 is the Night City Line from Paris-Est, which takes you overnight to Worgl station, then just a short transfer to resort.