Innsbruck Airport (INN), also known as Kranebitten Airport, is the biggest international airport in Tyrol, Austria. It is situated only 4 kilometres from the centre of Innsbruck. The airport handles regional flights around the Alps, especially during the winter, when the activity increases significantly, due to the skiing season.
Local bus: Bus line F connects Innsbruck main station with the airport. The journey takes about 20 minutes and the bus ticket costs 2,30€ for the adults (children, students and retirees have reduced price – 1,70€). NOTE: You will have to pay additional 0.50€ for the ticket if you buy it on the bus.
Train: The airport does not have direct railway link, so we suggest taking previously mentioned bus line F which will take you to the main station (Hauptbahnhof). However, the nearest train stop is approximately 2 kilometres from the airport (Innsbruck Hötting) and you can take lines REX or S5 to the main station.
Taxi services: Since Innsbruck is relatively small town and there are not many possibilities of getting to the city centre by public transport, you should consider getting a taxi. The taxi from the airport to the town centre should cost a lot because the airport is just 4 kilometres from the centre.
Transfer: Get yourself a private transfer with a professional driver (you can also rent a minivan if you are travelling in a bigger group of people) for 35-45€. It is advisable to book the transfer in advance.
Renting a car at Innsbruck airport: Those who prefer exploring the city by themselves but want to avoid public transport, car rental companies like Avis, Sixt and Budget offer their services in the airport area or book a car online in advance.
Renting a bus at Innsbruck airport: If coming with a larger group of people (10+), the best option is to rent a bus prior to your arrival. After doing so, the bus rental companies will inform you on the pick-up point.
From INN to Sölden: If you plan to go to the popular Austrian ski resort, you will first need to go to the main train station and from there take REX 5328 RegionalExpress train to Ötztal station, and then take Regionalbus 8352 to Sölden. The journey will cost you approx. 15€ and it takes 2 hrs and 30 min.
FAQ – bus and transport from Innsbruck airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: That will not be a problem as there are bus lines running all day (line F) but in case you miss them all, get yourself one of airport taxis which are are available 24/7, and will cost little because the airport is relatively close to the town centre.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: There is one hotel in the proximity of the airport (500m) – Penz Hotel West (4*) and it has free Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking.
Q: I would like to spend one day in Innsbruck in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take one of the buses which take you directly from the airport to the main station situated in town centre. Unfortunately, the airport does not have a luggage storage service, but the main train station has luggage storage lockers.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Innsbruck. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
A: The best option to visit nearby cities would be to go to the train station first and from there take the bus or train which will get you to your destination. You can visit other cities by checking the most popular bus routes at getbybus.com, e.g. Innsbruck to Graz, Innsbruck to Vienna, Innsbruck to Bolzano, Innsbruck to Munich.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, there is an exchange office at the airport, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.