Mayrhofen is served by the Zillertalbahn. This is a private railway line which travels down the length of the Zillertal Valley from Jenbach to Mayrhofen, linking the key settlements in the valley. At Jenbach, the railway provides a link to Austria's main railway network (ÖBB) and through ticketing is available. Trains run on average every 30 minutes in each direction throughout the length of the line and in summer there are steam trains making a couple of journeys each day (tickets are significantly more expensive).
Innsbruck airport to Mayrhofen
From Innsbruck airport there is a normal city bus going every 20 minutes directly to the central railway station ("Hauptbahnhof" in German). Tickets for this bus from the ticket machine in the airport or from the tobacco shop, if you are two persons it is practical to buy a ticket for four rides for which you stamp the ticket twice at a machine inside the bus and do the same with the same ticket when coming back to Innsbruck.
From Hauptbahnhof the trains are departing to Jenbach and in Jenbach starts a narrow gauge railway going directly to Mayrhofen. I am not sure whether you can purchase the ticket for the complete route Innsbruck- Jenbach - Mayrhofen in Innsbruck railway station because the railway Jenbach - Mayrhofen is a private railway ("Zillertalbahn") so check it out in Innsbruck whether the ticket machines sell tickets Innsbruck - Mayrhofen. If the ticket machines in the railway station do not sell you tickets for the complete route Innsbruck - Mayrhofen go to the information desk in the lower floor of the station where they either sell you this ticket or tell you how to do. They all speak English.
Regular coach service. Schedules are available at the station Mayrhofen or in the tourist office.
Examples of services:
Mayrhofen - Finkenberg - Lanersbach - Hinterlux
Mayrhofen - Ginzling - Schlegeisstausse
Mayrhofen - Brandberg
Mayrhofen - Zell am Ziller - Gerlos - Krimml
Little Red Train
If you are feeling a little less energetic or have children with you, a great way to see the town is to board this little red train (pulled by a tractor type vehicle) This little train trundles along the main shopping street and around the local sights. Cost approx 5 euro and departs at the lower end of town near the petrol station.
The Zillertalerbahn is a local narrow gauge railway line , that includes a diesel train, the old steam train and a bus. Stopping at various villages in the valley, its easy to combine a bike ride or walk with a journey on the 105 year old steamer. At the end of the line is Jenbach renowned as the only junction in the world where a narrow gauge, gog rail and main line meet. Easy links to Innsbruck and Achensee.
- Road Trip
Bus or own car
The road to Schlegeis is open under Summer and Autumn and under this time a bus is going from Mayrhofen up to the Schlegeis lake. You can also go with your own car and pay a road toll of 10 EUR for it.
The Zillertal Promenade is a path and cycleway that follows the course of the river passing through a few of the villages to the end of the valley ( approx 18 miles ) Peaceful and traffic free.