This page will tell you all you need to know about airport transfers to Galtur, a beautiful Austria ski resort further up the beautiful Paznau Valley which further extends towards Ischgl. It has 40km of runs. And altitudes randing from 1640m to 2300m above sea level. This ski resort is part of the Silvretta ski area with access to other parts of the resort too. In addition to the skiing in Galtür itself (40km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Silvretta ski resorts of Ischgl, Kappl and Samnaun. The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable.
For more advanced skiers there are several challenging blacks including a very steep 3.5km (2 mile) descent into the neighboring region of Vorarlberg. This is part of the Kopsalpe bowl accessed by a covered quad chair over to the back of the mountain. Here there are plenty of mid-range off-piste opportunities that are especially good for those just progressing in to this type of skiing, as well as some steeps for those already adept at it.
We have listed the airports in order of distance from the resort, with the nearest at the top. This should give you the best idea of the airport transfer you need. We have also taken a look at alternative transport methods to and from the resort. Public transport options, if available, are given towards the end of the page.
Galtur is a typical small Austrian Alpine village, traditional and, because of its height (1600m), it is blessed with some great snow and views. It is much quieter and cheaper than Ischgl, resulting in fewer hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs.
The uncrowded skiing at Galtur tends to favour beginners and early intermediates, emphasising the family nature of the place. This is also due to an excellent ski school. The lifts are a little inconvenient, located 1.8km from the village. There is night-skiing offered and off-piste powder to give better skiers some challenges. They can also head for Ischgl. It will take time for Galtur to recover from 1999's disaster, but it makes a great family venue with a top snow record.
There are three Airports within two hours’ drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Galtür are perfectly feasible.The following airports link this Austrian resort and all of them provide airport transfers to the ski resort.
There are buses which ply to the resort from Salzburg and other listed above. However, if you are looking at using public transport be aware that there will be necessary changes. Train options from St. Gallen-Altenrhein are available with Trains running Mon-Sun, 6 times a day. The journey takes five and half hours to reach the resort. Trains also ply from Friedrichshafen, Wed- Sun, 5 times a day and take more than 7 hours to reach the resort. From Innsbruck airport however, the journey takes a lesser 3 hours with train leaving after every 90 minutes from Mon-Sun.
While many people do use the public transport listed above they can sometimes be time consuming like some train journeys from airports not listed above may take up a long time to reach the resort. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to this beautiful ski resort.