Innsbruck travel guide

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You're Going to Love Innsbruck

The city of Innsbruck in western Austria is popular due to its lush vegetation and plethora of outdoor activities. From palaces to skiing opportunities, there are many ways to enjoy the historic and mountainous Innsbruck region.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Innsbruck

1. The Hofburg

Once the seat of the royal Hapsburg family for nearly half a century, the palace is now used as a museum and for formal Austrian state events.

2. Alpen Zoo

Take the funicular up Hungerburg mountain for breathtaking views of the mountains and city below, followed by a trip to the small alpine animal zoo.

3. Patscherkofel

This popular Alpine summit has many ski resorts just 7km outside of Interlaken.

4. Bergisel Ski Jump

Experience a ski-jumpers view from the top of the monument, which also has a cafe serving coffee and treats.

5. Tyrolean Folk Art Museum

A top class heritage museum within Europe, located right across from the Hofburg.

Where to Eat in Innsbruck

Speckeria near to Hofburg serves a great selection of local meat dishes and wine. A typical meal will cost you between 20-25EUR.

When to visit Innsbruck

Innsbruck in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 114
1 night at 3-star hotel
Innsbruck in June
Estimated hotel price
C$ 114
1 night at 3-star hotel

The city is a popular winter destination (between December to April) for its access to world-class slopes suitable for skiing, snowboarding and other winter sports.

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How to Get to Innsbruck

Plane

Kranebitten International Airport is located 5km outside of Innsbruck. One way tickets from London cost about 65EUR.

Train

Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof (central) Train Station in the city center services transport both within Austria and to other European countries.

Car

The A1 highway will take you from the capital Vienna to Innsbruck in just under 5 hours.

Bus

GoEuro and FlixBus offer rides to Innsbruck from many different European capitals for as little as 6EUR each way.

Airports near Innsbruck

Airlines serving Innsbruck

United Airlines
Good (2,307 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,050 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (3,753 reviews)
KLM
Good (259 reviews)
British Airways
Good (746 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,547 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (931 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (458 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (151 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (570 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (329 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (255 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,009 reviews)
Finnair
Good (343 reviews)
LOT
Good (209 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (115 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (87 reviews)
easyJet
Good (273 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (50 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (38 reviews)
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Where to stay in Innsbruck

The Sporthotel Igls is a baroque-style hotel in the city center with rooms starting at 150EUR a night including breakfast.

Popular neighbourhoods in Innsbruck

Old Town - This area showcases old baroque and Gothic architecture, with the Hofburg and other national monuments within its confines.

Tirol - This area is the capital of the Innsbruck region and is the economic, social and political capital of the area.

Voralberg - Nestled between the Alpine, Tuxer and Stubai ranges, this neighborhood is popular for winter sports and arlberg ski chalets.

Most popular hotel in Innsbruck by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Innsbruck

Most booked hotels in Innsbruck

Nala Individuellhotel
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 148+
Hotel Innsbruck
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 222+
Stage 12 Hotel By Penz
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 209+
Hotel Dasmei
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
C$ 142+
AC Hotel by Marriott Innsbruck
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 215+
Leipziger Hof Innsbruck
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 162+
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How to Get Around Innsbruck

Public Transportation

InnBus operates the system of buses and trams throughout Innsbruck. Tickets and daily passes can be bought from local vending machines, with a single ride costing 1.7EUR.

Taxi

There are many taxi stands from which to travel around Innsbruck. Tariffs start at 6.20EUR and can cost up to 15EUR for a standard ride.

Car

Rental vehicles can be picked up at the airport, train station or downtown, with daily prices starting at 100EUR.

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The Cost of Living in Innsbruck

Shopping Streets

Maria Theresien-Straße is the main boutique shopping pedestrian street in Innsbruck, with cafes, bars and shops selling traditional Austrian crafts.

Groceries and Other

The main food shopping markets in Innsbruck are Markthalle, MPREIS and Billa AG. A dozen eggs costs 3.5EUR.

Cheap meal
C$ 14.68
A pair of jeans
C$ 98.79
Single public transport ticket
C$ 3.87
Cappuccino
C$ 3.80