St Anton benefits from lying on the main railway line that runs through from Vienna into Switzerland. It therefore recieves a steady stream of international trains including the 'eurocity'.
A few years back they spent millions moving the line to the other side of the valley, just a few hundred feet - but what a difference it has made to the town. The town now feels very spacious, and a massive swimming pool complex has been built on the site of the old station.
I guess there must be a record for the quickest time between arriving at the station and plonking yourself on the nearest charlift - i reckon it could be dome in about three minutes.
The nearest airport is Innsbruck, about an hour away but Munich, Salzburg, Friedrickshaven and Zurich are all within three hours reach.
In 2001 St. Anton am Arlberg got a new railway station
It is made in a very nice way compared to the relative small community it is places as a part of. Its is to describe it made as a part of mountain wall just opening up to give room for the station in it self where after the rails exit into the mountain tunnels again. For this it has won more architecture awards among others the Brunel Award.
If you not going by car or bus you can get to St. Anton by train from Zurich Switzerland. Passport control is conveniently made on the run between stations. The ride takes around 2 hours and 20 minutes and cost around 38 euros.
I bought a single return, to include the Galzigbahn, and Valluga I and II cable cars. The view from the top of the Valluga II (2811m) was well worth the EUR 22 (EUR 4 as a deposit on your liftcard) I paid. Views are outstanding. The ride is in three stages:
1) Galzigbahn (cable car)
2) Valluga I (cable car)
3) Valluga II (6 man gondola)
There are restaurants/cafés at the top of the Galzigbahn and the Valluga I.
The Wedelweiss scheme is a train/skipass package operated by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways). There are packages for three days or six days skiing (ask to add additional days when you hand in your voucher to get the cheapest extra days!). From Vienna to St Anton you can travel 1st class and have 6 days skiing for EUR 283 - which is not bad value at all - considering you would spend EUR170 getting to St Anton from Vienna first class without a Vorteilscard. Also included in the price are transfers from your hotel to the station by taxi. All in all, throughly recommended.