Getting from Munich Airport to Tyrol or Salzburg

You arrived at Munich Airport. And now;

You now have 4 options to get to Innsbruck, Salzburg or other Austrian destinations. In this article I will give you the basic information to choose the most suitable or the most economical transportation. Let's take a better look at them.

"Your choices are bus, train, taxi or car rentals."

By Bus (Munich Airport-Innsbruck, Munich Airport-Salzburg).

Your best low budget choice for these routes is the bus. At present time only Flixbus covers the route from the Munich airport to Innsbruck and Salzburg. The journey takes about 3 hours and 10 minutes to Innsbruck and 2 hours and 45 minutes to Salzburg. I have traveled enough times with this company so I highly recommend it. You can check tickets and prices at OMIO, at the link below.


The pros of taking the bus are:

  • there are sockets to charge your cellphone

  • takes you from the airport straight to Innsbruck or Salzburg

  • You can get water or snacks from the driver at a very reasonable price (note that you have to pay the exact amount)

  • The toilets are in good condition and always clean

  • and of course free Wi-Fi, and the journey becomes a bit more comfortable.

By train

The cheapest and safest option is the train. If you book your tickets your tickets in advance you will pay even cheaper than travelling with the bus. The journey to Innsbruck lasts only 2 hours and 10 minutes. Please consider that you have to change train at Munich's East Station (Ostbahnhof). Depending on the final destination you may have to change 3 trains.

Concluding, the train is a very good choice because you can safely reach many other famous Alpine destinations, such as Kitzbühel, Zell am See and Mayrhofen.


Another alternative is the specialized taxi companies that pick you up from the airport and leave you at your destination. Estimate about € 55 per person or € 100 per return. From 8 passengers they usually make special offers.

By car

The last alternative is renting a car. Renting a car is a good solution when your destination is not easily accessible or if you want to explore neighbour destinations during your stay. You must only know that driving in the Austrian highway (AUTOBAHN) requires a special sticker - vignette.