Seefeld Travel Information
Seefeld is one of the most convenient Austrian mountain resorts to get to. It is within 30 minutes of a major airport, has direct rail links to Munich and Innsbruck and is a short distance away from motorway links both to the north and south.
Not only that, but it makes a perfect place to base a touring holiday - in under one hour you can be in Italy or Germany, relaxing by a lake or climbing at 2000 metres.
Air Travel to Seefeld
Innsbruck is by far and away the most convenient airport for getting to Seefeld by air. It is less than 30 minutes up onto the plateau by car or taxi, has decent public transport connections (public bus followed by train) and offers a wide range of scheduled and charter flights in the summer months.
Website: Innsbruck Airport
Munich is not a bad second choice to Innsbruck. This major airport in southern Germany offers a great choice of destinations at reasonable prices and has rail links all the way to the Seefeld plateau. A low-cost bus service runs several times a day direct from the airport stopping in Scharnitz and just outside Seefeld and any hire car journey is mostly on motorways (apart from a trip around the Munich ring road and the last section into Austria).
Website: Munich Airport
A favourite for travel company charter flights serving the Salzburg region lake resorts in the summer time, so there is a good choice of destinations to fly from. Again, a public bus & train will connect the airport to Seefeld while the road journey is around two hours.
Website: Salzburg Airport
Other airports which might come up as options for Seefeld:
- Allgäu Airport (Memmingen to the west of Munich)
- Friedrichshafen Airport (on Lake Constance in Germany)
- Zurich Airport (decent rail connections from Switzerland)
- Vienna Airport (may be an option if looking at including the Austrian capital on a tour of the country - more information is available on the www.viennadirect.com site)
Rail Travel to the Seefeld Plateau
The Seefeld plateau is part of the suburban line to Innsbruck. There are five stations on the plateau served by this line: Leithen; Reith bei Seefeld; Seefeld; Gießenbach; and Scharnitz. The journey to or from Innsbruck takes around 50 minutes and services are regular. The suburban service ends at either Scharnitz, Mittenwald (over the border in Germany) or occasionally Seefeld. Innsbruck has good long-distance connections.
There are occasional rail services in Seefeld to and from cities in Germany - otherwise Munich and connections out of Munich can often be reached by changing at Mittenwald. The rail journey to Munich takes between two and three hours, depending on connections and changes.
Those travelling in Bavaria or via Munich Airport should look at the German railway company for two day tickets:
- Werdenfels + Innsbruck
This covers travel for one day on non-Intercity trains between Innsbruck and Munich Airport via Mittenwald and Garmisch as well as the Munich S-Bahn services but does not include the underground (U-Bahn) in Munich
- Bayern Ticket
This covers all non-Intercity trains in Bavaria for one day. Holders of this ticket would need to get to Mittenwald for the start of its validity.
Both tickets allow extra people to be added on at a cheap supplement.
Bus Services to the Seefeld Plateau
Seefeld (at the Rosshütte base station) and Scharnitz are both stops on the long-distance bus services run by MeinFernBus (also known as FlixBus) between Innsbruck and Munich Airport.
It is possible to get off the bus in Munich Bus Station and change to other long-distance connections.