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This page will tell you all you need to know about transfers to Wagrain a ski resort in Salzburger Sportwelt, Austrian Alps with 350km of Piste and altitudes ranging from 800m to 2020m above sea level. This resort is part of the Salzburger Sportwelt ski area with access to 144 individual pistes. In addition to the skiing in Wagrain itself (350km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Salzburger Sportwelt ski resorts of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Filzmoos, Flachau, Goldegg, Kleinarl, Radstadt and St. Johann-Alpendorf. With skiing above 2000 metres, snow cover is generally reliable in this resort.
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.
Wagrain is a market town in the St. Johann im Pongau District with a population of around 3000 people in the Austrian state of Salzburg. It is located in a high valley stretching from the Salzach at Sankt Johann in the west to the Enns river in the east. The municipality includes the Katastralgemeinden Hof, Hofmarkt, Schwaighof and Vorderkleinarl. The settlement of Wakrein in the Archbishopric of Salzburg was first mentioned in a 1243 deed. Original a mining area, Wagrain in the early 18th century was a centre of Crypto-protestantism within the Catholic country. About 1732/33 Prince-Archbishop Count Leopold Anton von Firmian had the Protestant population expelled; most were received by King Frederick William I of Prussia and re-settled the East Prussian province, which had been devastated by the plague. Today Wagrain mainly depends on tourism. It is nestled in the valley of the Ski Amadé resorts, one of the largest ski resort networks in Europe. In the summer the ski lifts transport bikers to the mountains for the summer mountain biking season.
There are five Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Wagrain are perfectly feasible. Salzburg 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 are available from Salzburg airport where trains to the resort run Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM–3:30 PM · every 90 min and the journey takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. From Klagenfurt airport too trains run Mon-Fri · 4 times per day and the journey time to the resort is 4 hours and 9 minutes. From Innsbruck airport too trains run Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM–2 PM · every 60 min and the journey time to the resort is 4 hours and 16 minutes. From other airports too train options are available but the journey time may be longer.
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.