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Saalbach and Hinterglemm join forces to become what is by leaps and bounds the second most popular tourist hotspot in all of Austria, behind only Vienna. So with thousands of visitors flocking in and out of the resorts pretty much every day of the year, you’ll need some help tracking down the very best ways to get in and out of the action without wasting time or spending too much money. Well, here’s the good news – we’ve done all the hard work for you and everything you need to know is right here in this guide! We bring you the details on all the very best airport transfer routes and the times you need to allow to get where you’re going – arm yourself with this information and you’re half way there!
The popularity of Saalbach Hinterglemm is on another level – and with very good reason. It ticks every box you could possibly ask for – a car-free village centre, incredible skiing, super-lively après-ski, affordable prices and ease of access with scheduled airport ski transfer services. 52 lifts take the punters up to the 60 pistes which add up to a heady 200km of ski runs, varying from the lightweight to the downright ludicrous. There are plenty of schools and nursery slopes all over the area, while the runs above 2,000m are dead-certs for perfect snow all through the season.
Saalbach Hinterglemms is one of the resorts in Austria lucky enough to have an airport that lies less than two hours away – precisely why it’s a hotbed for weekend warriors on the lookout for quick thrills. Head into town via Salzburg and you’ll be from the arrivals hall to the slopes in no more than 90 minutes. If bargains mean more to you than short transfer times though, there are at least five more airports to choose from and the majority are served by low-cost airlines and budget carriers from all over Europe. Use your savvy and you can get here for pennies…well, almost!
How long it takes you to get to and from your airport of choice will of course vary quite a bit depending on the state of the roads at the time. It’s also safe to say that when the season really kicks in or there’s a public holiday being celebrated, the following times need to be upped a fair bit.
You’ll find three buses that run from Viehhofen to the Saalbach/Hinterglemm and Zell-am-See ski areas, which are the Free Ski Bus, the Postbus and the Nightliner.
As far as getting to your resort in the first place goes however, public transport can be extremely complicated and take an exceedingly long time to reach its final destination. So for the fastest and easiest way combined with incredible savings to boot, nothing comes more highly recommended than organised door to door airport transfers.
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