Private shuttle buses provide easy and cheap transfer services from Salzburg Airport W A Mozart (SZG) to winter sport ski resorts in Salzburger Land, Tirol, and Bavaria.
Shuttle buses are generally the cheapest and easiest transportation options from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to winter sport ski resorts in Salzburger Land and other nearby Alpine resorts in both Austria and Bavaria (Germany). Public buses run frequently to downtown Salzburg city and Salzburg Hauptbahnhof (main train station) with excellent connection to other Austrian cities. However, buses and private airport transfer shuttle services are generally the more convenient and direct way to travel to winter sport ski resorts. Car hire is great for small groups planning some independent travel. Both ski shuttle services and rental cars at Salzburg Airport are best reserved in advance. My Driver gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.
Car Hire or Transfer Shuttle Services from Salzburg Airport to Ski Resorts?
Car hire is an easy and very convenient option when traveling from Salzburg Airport to winter sport resorts in the region. With a rental car it is easy to go directly from the airport to the hotel or ski chalet and also to explore independently the lovely countryside around Salzburg.
Shuttles transfers from Salzburg Airport are convenient too and more relaxing than having to drive on unfamiliar roads in potentially adverse conditions. Shuttles are also sensible for skiers not requiring further transportation at the winter sport resort.
All major car hire companies are represented at Salzburg Airport. However, rental cars are in high demand, especially over weekends, making early reservations necessary for getting the best deals on cheap car hire and to ensure that a rental car will actually be available.
Tips for Saving on Cheap Ski Shuttle Transfers from Salzburg Airport
The cheapest transfer services from Salzburg Airport to ski resorts in Salzburger Land, Tirol, and Bavaria are generally available on weekdays. Shuttle transfers often add a surcharge on Saturdays, which are by far the busiest day of the week during the winter ski season at Salzburg Airport.
It is worth comparing prices and services of different shuttle providers as prices can vary significantly. Do read the fine print – some shuttle services add surcharges for using alternative roads during bad weather or heavy traffic conditions. Cancellation conditions and cancellation charges vary widely too.
Shared shuttle services and regular buses are cheaper for individuals and small groups than private shuttles. However, the number of destinations that can be reached on shared transfer shuttles is limited while waiting for other passengers and detours to different hotels may add to overall traveling times. Three passengers or more traveling together will usually find a private ski transfer service from Salzburg Airport not only more convenient but cheaper too.
Advance reservations for shuttle services are generally required. Taxis are available at Salzburg Airport but the trip to ski resorts will be by the meter and almost certainly be much more expensive than shuttle services.
Cheap Ski Shuttle Bus Transfers from Salzburg Airport
Private shuttle and limousine transfers from Salzburg Airport (SZG) to ski resorts in Salzburger Land, Tirol, and Bavaria are offered by a huge number of mostly small companies. It is worth comparing prices between different companies as the prices can vary widely and special deals are often available on slow days.
Virtually all ski shuttle bus services in Salzburg operate in near perfect English making it easy to obtain in advance quotations online or via telephone. Ski shuttle service buses bookable via the websites of low-cost airlines are easy to reserve but often not the best deal.
Cheap Prices for Salzburg Airport Ski Resort Transfer Shuttles
Prices of transfers from Salzburg Airport to ski resorts differ according to the number of passengers, time of day, day of the week, the actual vehicle used, and services provided. Generally, expect to pay around €50 for resorts within 50 km from Salzburg Airport and around €100 for ski resorts within 100 km from Salzburg. Prices are often significantly higher on Saturdays. Discounts are generally given for return trips.
Destinations within 50 km from Salzburg Airport include amongst others Abtenau, Fuschl am See, Berchtesgaden, and Bad Reichenhall. Winter sport resorts and holiday destinations within 100 km from Salzburg Airport include Filzmoos, Hallstatt, Kaprun, Kitzbühel, Maria Alm, Reith im Winkl, Saalfelden, St Johann in Tirol, and Zell am See.
Salzburg Airport is conveniently located just outside Salzburg city. Cheap flights to Salzburg on low-cost airlines are especially common during the winter ski season but also convenient for travelers heading to the Mozart sights in the old town. Transportation to Salzburg Airport from the city is cheap (€2.30) by bus or fast (10 minutes) by taxi.
Munich Airport (MUC) is the best alternative airport when traveling to Salzburg.