Innsbruck Airport is a key arrival point for British skiers heading for the world-famous resorts of Austria. A wide choice of resorts is within an hour’s transfer from the airport. Departures from the UK increase considerably during the winter ski season, with tour operators like Thomson and Thomas Cook supplementing low-cost airlines like EasyJet. This efficient single-terminal airport is a short 20 minute journey from Innsbruck city centre. The airport has a decent choice of shops and restaurants and is a manageable size. Arriving passengers are treated to fine Alpine views from the airport runway and terminal building. Innsbruck Airport is just 5 km from the city centre.
Innsbruck remains an enticing destination in the summer months, when the attractive old city is busy with cultural festivals and the surrounding Tyrolean Alps are a paradise for walkers. The summer season sees a smaller choice of flights and departure airport. Low-cost airline EasyJet is frequently the cheapest option. EasyJet operates winter season flights from Liverpool and Bristol. Year-round EasyJet flights depart from London Gatwick.
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The cheapest option is the airport bus service (route F) to Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof railway station. Buses depart every 15 minutes and the journey takes just 20 minutes. Tickets cost €1.80. Buses stop right outside the terminal building. A wide range of companies offer transfers direct to the ski resorts during the winter season. The 5km metered taxi trip into the city centre will also take around 20 minutes.
The winter season sees a good supply of charter flights from airlines like Thomson Airways, Monarch Airlines and Thomas Cook. You should also find winter flights with Flybe, Niki, British Airways, Austrian Airlines and Air Berlin.
Winter flights typically depart from London Gatwick, London Stansted, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Exeter and Belfast
The most reliable year-round low-cost option is EasyJet from London Gatwick. Airlines offering year-round scheduled flights from regional UK airports include Lufthansa, KLM and British Airways.