How to Get to Ischgl
Situated in western Austria, the town of Ischgl belongs to the Alps' largest winter sports area. It is linked with another skiing and snowboarding resort across the border in Switzerland. For people planning to spend their ski holidays there, we collected several tips on transportation to the town from nearby air gates by taxi, transfer, and public transport.
Taxi to Ischgl
Taxi cabs are usually waiting outside air hubs’ buildings. The nearest air terminal is Innsbruck Airport located in 103 km from the resort. A taxi trip from there costs around 190 euros and takes around an hour. Getting from Zurich air terminal will make about 340 euros and take 3 hours. Taxi prices may be either meter-based or flat. Depending on a situation, take care to make sure a driver turns the meter on or agree on a price before getting in the cab.
Transfer to Ischgl
You can pre-arrange your trip beforehand and use a booked transfer to reach Ischgl. In this case, your driver will meet you in the arrivals hall. You’ll set off for the resort as soon as you pass the customs. A private transportation is a good way to save time and powers, and it suits best people with small children, heavy luggage, or traveling in a big company.
To reserve a Kiwitaxi transfer, you should specify in the booking your flight number, an exact address of your accommodation in Ischgl, a number of passengers. Remember to order child seats for children. A taxi transfer from Kranebitten air hub costs from 194 euros, the travel time takes an hour. Kiwitaxi provides transportation from Zurich and Munich air terminals as well: you’ll spend from 442 euros/3 hours and 364 euros/3,5 hours correspondingly.
With Kiwitaxi, you don’t need to make advance payments and may pay for the transfer in cash to a driver after arriving at the destination.
Public Transport to Ischgl
The nearest point to the town one can reach by public transport from any of the nearby airports is St Anton Am Arlberg. In all 3 cases, you’ll need to get to the nearest city first by rail (Innsbruck, Zurich, or Munich) and then take a train to St Anton, from where you can catch only a taxi or transfer. A trip from Innsbruck air hub by rail and cab will make from 90-120 euros and take 3 hours. Such travel from Kloten Airport makes 120-180 euros and 4,5 hours. Getting from Franz Josef Strauss hub costs 120-170 euros and takes 5,5 hours.
Apart from being a very popular winter sports resort, Ischgl is also known for vivid "after skiing" parties. Among celebrities taking part in local concerts are Bob Dylan, Elton John, Pink, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and many others.