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I don't remember anymore where I 've read it , but sky europe - the low cost company - included Innsbruck in his travel destinations, making the capital city of Tirol easily accessible from all over Europe. And also facilitating the connection between the two capitals - Innsbruck and Vienna .
niki - the sister company of airberlin starts flying innsbruck from fall 2008
http://www1.skyeurope.com/en/ - canceled his daily flights from vienna in summer 2008.
Transport to main train station : There was a forum question how to get from the airport to the main train station and bus station,that are both at the same place - in the center of Innsbruck.
There is a regular bus line - F for Flughafen that runs every 15 minutes to the main train station , called Hauptbahnhof . Check for the schedule here.
You can use the link of my free groups site... there is a shuttle you can order to the airport!
Good luck and let me know when you come back to Innsbruck. I host a lovely group of locals and expats (free group) and we welcome guests traveling for for events.
There are several airlines serving Innsbruck Airport (LOWI) from Great Britain, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway and other airports in Austria . The biggest aircraft which is able to land in Innsbruck is a Boeing 767 at the moment. For looking up airlines serving to Innsbruck check the Innsbruck airport website (there are a lot of new airlines each season, but sometimes destinations are being served for a short time only due to not so much bookings).
Landing at Innsbruck airport means a spectacular view on sunny days or a bumpy arrival on days with the (in)famous Innsbruck foehn :-)
Other airports to be considered for travelling to Innsbruck are Munich airport, Salzburg airport and Zurich airport:
Arriving from MUNICH airport: you can take the airport taxi right to the door of your hotel/pension/friend's place. The inconvenience is that it takes you very long to get here because this shuttle stops at MANY places and even makes big detours. I also nearly missed my airplane when I once took the shuttle from Innsbruck to Munich because of that! You can either book ahead or go to the Four Seasons Airport Shuttle desk in Munich arrival hall. http://www.airport-transfer.com
By train it takes you approx. 2:45 hrs - you have to take a train first to the main railway station and then take the train to Innsbruck.
Arriving from SALZBURG airport: you have to take the bus to the main railway station and then drive with the train to Innsbruck.
Arriving from ZURICH airport: the best and fastest way is the train. Take one of the Schnellbahn to Zurich main railway station (each 10 to 15 minutes) and then a train to Innsbruck (approx. 3:20 hrs). For train schedules check the Swiss timetables! www.sbb.ch
Innsbruck airport, Krabinitten, is very close to the city. It is probably a 15 minute taxi ride and costs around 10 euros. Flying into Innsbruck is an experience by itself. I took Tyrolean Airways from Frankfurt. The flight was just over an hour and on the approach to Innsbruck, the plane flew low in the valley until I could see the houses of Innsbruck below me.
Innsbruck is a rather small city and the airport of Innsbruck is really close to the centre of town. That way you will not have to pay a lot of money to get there by taxi.
No matter, if you arrive by train, private car or airplane
It might be a great idea to take a glacier-flight in a small airplane from Innsbruck-Airport
such flights require a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 passengers and will cost you per person:
Alpenflug (ca. 20 Min. across the alps): Euro 79,-
Gletscherflug (ca. 30 Min. across the glaciers): Euro 106,-
Best of Alps (ca. 45 Min.): Euro 138,-
Make your reservations at the telephone-number below !
Don't forget to check if your pilot has a special Innsbruck landing certificate issued by local authorities.
You don't want to almost get there and then ... oops, sorry ...
It's quite understandable, once you see all those high mountains arround Innsbruck !
Since Innsbruck airport is small, you are better off flying into one of the nearby airports and then taking the train to Innsbruck. Try Munich, Vienna or Zurich as alternative places to fly into.
Bicycle or local transport. Note that during the Winter months there are some free buses to the ski resorts if you plan on skiing there.
Aircraft to innsbruck (fly with tyrolean airways) - very nice airport in the mountains (sometimes very windy!!)
Also by train, bus, car...
There are a lot of small valleys, nice locations to see....you should hire a car;
You can fly into Innsbruck. The airport is pretty close to town and the planes come in real low over Herzog-Friedrich Strasse. We went up the Stadtturm to get a better view (see elsewhere).
It's not the busiest and best served of airports, but it may be convenient for you. And due to it's location it quite often can be fogbound leading to diversions to Salzburg or Munich.
Website Innsbruck Airport
There's also a good rail link to the rest of Austria and over the border into Germany (to Munich).
Innsbruck is quite small - you can get around the whole city centre on foot. There is a Tram service too though.