In Austria there are 6 international airports. Obviously, the airport in Vienna, Austria’s capital, is the busiest one.
However, if you are flying to Austria for a skiing holiday, in that case, the airport in either Innsbruck or Salzburg might be a better choice.
Vienna Airport – IATA code VIE
~30 Mio. passengers
The Vienna International airport is the largest airport in Austria and the main hub for Austrian airlines.
The airport is located in Schwechat, some 18 km southeast of the city center. Getting from the airport to the center of Vienna takes less than 20 minutes with the CAT train.
Vienna airport is the optimal solution when travelling to St. Polten, Wiener Neustadt and often also when travelling to Graz, Linz and Wels.
Salzburg Airport – IATA code SZG
~2 Mio. passengers
The Salzburg airport also called the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart just a few km from the centre of Salzburg, which can be reached in 15 -20 minutes by train or bus.
As the Salzburg airport is the gateway to the Ski Amade, the second largest skiing area in Europe, there is of course also direct connection from the airport to popular skiing resorts like St. Johann and Kitzbühel.
Also, you can travel directly to towns like St. Martin, Weißbach, Saalfelden, Maishofen, Zell am See. Other destinations can be reached via the main railway or main bus station in Salzburg.
Innsbruck Airport – IATA code INN
~1 Mio. passengers
The airport in Innsbruck is the second largest “skiing” airport in Austria, the airport is located just 3 km from the centre of Innsbruck, from the airport there is a shuttle bus to the centre which takes about 20 minutes.
Within 3 hours from the Innsbruck airport you have more than 400 skiing resorts, some of the nearest ones are Igls, Zell am Ziller, Worgl, Seefeld, Mutters, Soll, Solden.
From Innsbruck main bus station you have the option to travel to most of the Austrian resorts. If you want to travel more comfortably, the alternative is to arrange a transfer directly from Innsbruck airport.
Graz Airport – IATA code GRZ
~1 Mio. passengers
The Graz airport is located 9 km south of Graz centre.
From the airport there is bus or S-Bahn to the center of town, travel time about 15 minutes.
The airport is the main airport for the southeastern part of Austria and the alternative airport for travellers from the northeastern part of Slovenia. Cities nearby the airport include Wolfsberg, Leibnitz, Gleisdorf, Feldbach.
From the Graz train station or bus station, there is a connection to most cities in the region as well as to several international destinations.
Linz Airport – IATA code LNZ
~0.2 Mio. passengers
The Blue Danube Airport in Linz is located 13 km west of the city, the airport can be reached in 20 minutes by bus line 601. The alternative is combinations of train and shuttle bus.
Linz airport is not as close to all the skiing resorts like the Salzburg or Innsbruck airport, but flying to airport Linz is still an option.
The travel time to some selected skiing resorts near Hinterstoder is less than one hour.
Flachau, Wagrain, St. Johann/Pongau at the skiwelt Amade can be reached in 2 hours, Gastein and Zell am Zee about 2.5 hours, Saalbach and Kitzbuhel in less than 3 hours.
The easiest way to get to the ski resort is to pre-book a transfer from the airport.
Klagenfurt Airport – IATA code KLU
~0.5 Mio. passengers
The Kärnten airport in Klagenfurt is the smallest airport international airport in Austria. It’s located about 4 km from the center of town. The city can be reached by public bus or with S-bahn Klagenfurt Annabichl which is located 10 minute foot walk from the terminal.
From the airport you can reach the following Austrian ski resortS in less than 3 hours, Gerlitzen, Bad Gestein, Alpendorf and also the following ski resorts in Slovenia, Kranjska Gora, Bled, Javornik, Vogel, Kobla, just to mention a few.
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Airports in Austria Map
On this map you can see all airports in Austria as well as airports in neighboring countries.