Thu, 2013-03-28 16:15 — Anonymous
Whether you choose to fly in by aeroplane to any of St Anton’s nearby airports, take the train in to resort centre or come in by road, St Anton is generally a very easy resort to get to. Transfer times are comparatively fast so it’s a good resort choice for families with children.
The vast majority of UK skiers heading to St Anton book chalets or hotels with UK flights and transfers included in the package. Although this is arguably the simplest and most hassle-free way of arriving in resort there are alternative travel options available.
St Anton is fortunate in the respect that there are a number of large airports within just a couple of hours’ drive of the resort. For short distances by plane, especially from the UK, Innsbruck and Friedrichshafen airports are ideal as they are within an hour and a half’s drive of the resort. For visitors coming from further away, Munich, Zurich and Salzburg have flights arriving from all over the world.
Every arrival airport for St Anton has a connecting railway station which links well to the resort, making train access to St Anton pretty easy. Innsbruck, Friedrichshafen, Zurich and Salzburg all require one change at their nearby main train stations, but the journey is tolerably straightforward. Munich is the greatest challenge by rail, but trains are regular and although the journey requires a few changes, St Anton can be reached in around 4 hours. Trains arrive in St Anton daily from Innsbruck, (1hr), Friedrichshafen (2.50hrs), Zurich (3hrs) Salzburg (3.15hrs), and Munich (4.20hrs).
By Road – Coach transfer from the airport
One of the simplest ways to travel to St Anton after a flight is by coach. The journey by road is very simple, although coming in from Munich is slightly trickier. Arriving by coach is advisable for first time visitors to St Anton because it’s the easiest way to get to resort, with the least amount of hassle. The coach collection points are always easy to find outside the arrivals section of the airports and pick up times are regular.
By Road – Car
It is not advisable to drive to St Anton from the UK, as it’s harder to reach than its French counterparts. If you are keen to make the drive however, the simplest route is to head from Calais to Cologne in Germany and then travel south until you reach Austria. St Anton is only 200km south east of the border to Germany. Alternatively, the journey through France is reasonable and takes a similar amount of time. Simply head east of Paris then south until you reach Dijon. At Dijon, travel east through northern Switzerland in the direction of Zurich. St Anton is directly east of Zurich.