Mayrhofen general information

Mayrhofen general information


Innsbruck Airport is the closest to Mayrhofen at 65kms distant, with its busy winter season hosting seasonal full-service and budget flights serving winter sports travellers heading for the Austrian Alps from London and many other UK cities as well as from other European destinations. Carriers operating from the UK include British Airways from London Gatwick, EasyJet and Flybe, with Thomson and Thomas Cook charter flights serving package tourists to the region.

The other options are Salzburg and Munich, 170 and 190kms away respectively. Salzburg also serves many seasonal routes from across Europe, with most flights from the UK covered by the same low-cost and charter carriers plus Ryanair. Munich is a hub for Lufthansa, serving flights from across Europe and the UK, with British Airways from Heathrow, EasyJet and BMIbaby also flying here. Onward transportation to Mayrhofen from all three airports is easiest by express train via Jenbach station and either the Zillertaler public bus or the Zillertalbahn train for the 35kms to the resort.

As in other Austrian ski resorts, life passes are issued as programmed smart cards needing a small returnable deposit. Children under six years of age go free with an adult; those under 15 get a 50 per cent discount and young people under 20 also receive a discount, as do groups. Determining your exact needs can be tricky, with two levels, ski pass and superski pass and a number of different day and time options. Spontaneity, it seems, is almost impossible. Whatever you decide, booking your lift passes online in advance will save money.