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This page will tell you all you need to know about transfers to Gerlos, a ski resort in Zillertal Arena, Austrian Alps with 115km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 1250m to 2300m above sea level. This resort is part of the Zillertal Arena ski area with access to 143 individual pistes. In addition to the skiing in Gerlos itself (115km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Zillertal Arena ski resorts of Königsleiten and Zell am Ziller. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable. 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.
Gerlos is a municipality with 773 inhabitants (1 January 2014) in the Schwaz district of Tyrol. The municipality is located in the judicial district of Zell am Ziller. The name Gerlos is of Illyrian origin and was in early times still "Gerlais". The Gerlos Pass was first mentioned in documents 1154/1156 as "saltus Gerrlaise", at the same time, the forest area as "cui nomen silvam Gerleis”. From the 9th century, the Bishopric of Salzburg held the ground and sovereign rights in the Zillertal (as in Gerlos), it developed a brisk trade over the pass. In the 14th century tributary Schwaighöfe were created. During this time, the run in this space gold mining became an economic importance.
This area played a major role of a pass and as a strategically important transition between Tyrol and Salzburg in the Tyrolean freedom struggle in 1809.Gerlos offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.
There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Gerlos are perfectly feasible. Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
The following airports link this resort to other parts of the world:
There are buses which ply to the resort from the airport listed above. Train options to this resort are not available from the airports listed above.
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 especially if you are travelling as a group. 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.