This page will tell you all you need to know about airport transfers to Grossarl (Großarl) which is a market town in the St. Johann im Pongau district in the state of Salzburg in western central Austria. The valley Grossarltal got its name from Grossarl. The Ski Amadé region of Austria is a network of 28 ski areas and towns that combined, make up the second largest ski area in Europe. It is named after the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was born in the city of Salzburg. The resorts are made up of 28 villages in five principal regions that make up the alliance. The five regions are: Salzburger Sportwelt, Dachstein Tauern, Gastein, High King Mountain Ski Area and Grossarl Valley.
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.
Grossarl Valley” – means skiing fun, nature, snow, recuperation, cosiness and a feeling of being at home. The market town is located in the Grossarl Valley in Pongau, 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of the city of Salzburg. It is divided in the districts (north to south) Au (850 metres or 2,789 feet AMSL), Schied (860 m), Unterberg (900 metres or 2,953 feet), Großarl (895 m) as well as Eben and Bach (900 m). The valley has won a special name for friendliness to children. Not only care of the “skiing dwarfs” at the ski kindergarten (from 3½ years) or at the “Kunterbunt Children’s Club” (from six months), but also the help given by the lift assistant when using the lift facilities are also as equally a part of the service as the mountain railways family tickets. Families pay throughout the winter for a maximum of two children, all further children to 18 years ride gratis. This is valid from the 1-day ticket, whereby a ski pass must be surrendered for the two oldest children.
There are three Airports within two hours’ drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Grossarl are perfectly feasible. Salzburg Airport is just one hour’s drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
The following airports link this Austrian resort and all of them provide airport transfers to the ski resort.
3 Is there public transport to Grossarl Ski amade? 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 Salzburg airport are available with Trains running Mon-Fri, every 90 minutes. The journey takes two and half hours to reach the resort. Trains also ply from Linz airport, Mon- Fri, and every two hours and take 3 hours 45 minutes to reach the resort. From other airports however, train journeys take a longer time.
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.