Getting to Skigastein

Planning your journey is an important part of any holiday. Enjoy a hassle-free trip and plan your easy and efficient route with our travel tips. Get ready for your holiday!

Our focus: Your sustainable journey to the Gastein Valley

In Skigastein, we care about sustainability. That’s why we want to make it easy for our guests to plan a sustainable and eco-friendly journey to our holiday resort. Skigastein’s excellent public transport connection is a good reason to leave your car at home – without having to compromise on flexibility. Are you a holder of an Austrian “Klimaticket“? Then your environmentally friendly journey to Skigastein is even easier. Why is that? Because sustainability pays off: As a Klimaticket holder, you benefit from a 15 percent discount on day tickets at the cash desks of the Gastein mountain railroads (Schlossalm, Stubnerkogel, Angertal, Sportgastein and Graukogel).

Climate-friendly initiatives for the environment and our society

Our commitment to sustainable mountain experiences – for all generations!

Getting to Skigastein by train

Skigastein is easy to reach by train. Dorfgastein, Bad Hofgastein, and Bad Gastein all have their own train stations connected to the national rail network. Numerous Railjet trains and IC direct connections take you to Bad Gastein from Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, and many other European destinations.

Did you know? Day guests traveling by train enjoy the convenient “Train in – Ski out” option at Bad Gastein station, which is directly connected to the valley station of Stubnerkogel cable car.

The last mile after your train journey

Once you have arrived at the train station, it’s easy to get to your hotel or any other location in Skigastein. Thanks to numerous hotel shuttle services as well as local taxi companies and bus connections, you can cover the last mile of your trip in an eco-friendly way as well. What’s more, the next motorail terminal is located in Bischofshofen, with a reliable taxi delivery/collection service for your luggage.

Money-saving tips for train travelers

  • With the ÖBB combined ticket, you benefit from an economy class ÖBB return ticket to Bad Gastein and a voucher for a 1-day, 3-day, or 6-day ski pass. Prices start at EUR 73.90.
  • For even more eco-friendly mobility options on site, try our attractive electric car-sharing offers!

Getting to Skigastein by electric car

If you are planning to travel to Skigastein by electric car, you will be happy to hear that the holiday region boasts 32 EV charging stations.

Schlossalm valley station

  • 4 charging stations at level 0 parking deck
  • 2 charging stations at level 1 parking deck
  • 2 charging stations at level 2 parking deck
  • 20 charging stations at Schlossalm parking lot
     

Angertal Ski Center

  • 3 charging stations at the mid-level of the parking deck

     

Sportgastein

  • 6 charging stations at the valley station
     

There are three options for charging your electric vehicle:

  • with a RFID card
  • with your smartphone and the respective app
  • with your smartphone and direct payment (Visa, Mastercard, Paypal)
     

To charge your electric vehicle on site, you need your own charging cable. The standard rate for EV charging in Skigastein is EUR 0.48/kWh. If you choose the direct payment option, a minimum payment of EUR 3.84 applies. For existing charging contracts with third-party providers, the respective rates apply. Do you need help? Call the hotline of Salzburg AG at 0800 660 660!

Getting to Skigastein by car

Wherever you travel from, getting to the Gastein Valley by car is easy and hassle-free – thanks to the holiday destination’s top-class infrastructure. Here’s some information for motorists:

  • Coming from/via Munich, it takes about 2 hours to get to Skigastein.
  • Coming from/via Salzburg, it takes about 1 hour to get to Skigastein. Take the Tauern highway in a southerly direction until you reach Bischofshofen and take the exit Gasteinertal.
  • Coming from/via Innsbruck, it takes about 2 hours to get to Skigastein. Take the highway towards Wörgl and continue along Bundesstraße 312 via St. Johann/Tirol until you reach Lofer. From there, take Bundesstraße 311 towards Zell am See, and continue towards Lend, where you take Bundesstraße 167 to Gastein. Alternatively, take the Kufstein-Salzburg highway towards Villach, continuing along Bundesstraße 167 to the Gastein Valley after the exit Gasteinertal.
  • Coming from the south, you pass by Villach, Möllbrücke, and Obervellach until you reach Mallnitz, where you can take the motorail train to Gastein.
     

Parking lots at the valley stations: Schlossalm, Angertal, Stubnerkogel, Sportgastein, Graukogel and Dorfgastein

Stubnerkogel parking lot
There is a limited number of parking spaces at the Stubnerkogel valley station. Due to space restrictions, the parking area may be completely full during the morning in high season. We therefore recommend that our guests travel by ski bus (free usage in the practice of skiing/snowboarding and with a valid ski pass) or public transport as well as hotel shuttles. We offer discounts and special tickets for this, more information can be found under Sustainable Arrival and Last Mile. The train station in Bad Gastein is right next to the valley station of the Stubnerkogelbahn and is easy to reach via the train level crossing.

Premium parking at the valley station Schlossalm in the parking garage Schlossalm

NEW parking Tickets at the parking deck schlossalm valley station

From the winter season 2023/24 we have introduced premium paid parking spaces in the parking garage of the Schlossalm valley station with a digital parking space management system from Mobility Hub Parkservice, this corresponds to 30% of the pitches. All outdoor parking spaces at the Schlossalm valley station remain free of charge.

The solution of the system and service provider automatically calculates the parking time using data protected compliant license plate recognition. Parkers on the parking deck pay for the duration of their parking using modern touchscreen machines on site or at the cash desk. Disability pass holders park free of charge in the Schlossalm park house with 100% and a registered accompanying person, if they inform the cash desk. 

Parking fee:
Free parking time 30 minutes
€ 5,00 per day

Available at the ticket offices of Gasteiner Bergbahnen AG
1 Week parking tickets € 30,00 e.g. Sunday – Sunday
Weekly parking tickets must be purchased at the ticket office on the day of entry.
Season parking ticket for skipass season ticket holders € 75.00 sold out!
Season parking ticket regular € 150,00 sold out!
(seasonal parking tickets are sold out for winter 2023/24, limited contingent and no guaranteed parking space for weekly and seasonal parking tickets)

When entering the parking deck, an automatic license plate scan takes place. You pay directly at the parking machines before the exit with coins or cashless with a card.  All you have to do is enter your license plate. Only single day tickets are available from the parking machine.

Please note: tunnel construction works along A10 highway

If you travel by car, we recommend checking the current traffic situation before your trip. At the moment, delays may occur because of tunnel construction works along the A10 highway.

Quick route planning with Google Maps

Route to Schlossalmbahn cable car
Route to Schlossalmbahn cable car
The local cable car of Bad Hofgastein
Route to Stubnerkogelbahn cable car
Route to Stubnerkogelbahn cable car
The local cable car of Bad Gastein
Route to Graukogelbahn cable car
Route to Graukogelbahn cable car
The local cable car of Bad Gastein
Route to Goldbergbahn cable car
Route to Goldbergbahn cable car
The local cable car of Sportgastein

Getting to Gastein by bus

If you don’t want to travel by train, you can also reach Skigastein by bus. Check out the various options!

Getting to the slopes by public transport

Free public travel from all over Salzburg in combination with a valid ski pass of the Gastein mountain railroads.

Up from the winter season start 2023/24 skiing guests have the opportunity to travel for free with public transport to the skiing areas of Skigastein and back. The free travel ticket can be downloaded using the ski pass number (multi day ski passes) or booking number (ski pass purchase in the webshop) and is valid for one day.

  • * The SVV Event Ticket can be used in printed form or as a PDF on your mobile phone in conjunction with a photo ID when traveling with public transport Salzburg to the ski areas of the Gastein mountain railroads as a ticket.  This ticket is free of charge in conjunction with a valid ski pass of the Gasteiner mountain railroads and when pursuing winter sports.
     
  • The free travel ticket is valid with the following ski tickets: 3 hours ticket, from 12/2 p.m. ticket, day ticket, multi day ski pass, touring ski ticket, the Ski amadé All-IN Card White and the SuperSkiCard.
  • You need a ski pass first?
    Book your ski ticket now at  skigastein.skiperformance.com

Getting to Skigastein by plane

Are you traveling to Skigastein by plane? In this case, your closest airports are Salzburg and Munich. From the airport, you can use a taxi shuttle service.

Rent professional ski equipment on site

You don’t feel like traveling with heavy luggage? Thanks to the local ski rental shops, you can leave your skis at home. At the professional rental stations, you can hire winter sports equipment tailored to your needs. Plus, you benefit from expert advice on site.

All options at a glance: The online ticket shop of Skigastein

Tailored to your needs and wishes: our ticket options.