Innsbruck, Austria: Getting Around / Transport

Innsbruck CardTramThe Sightseer BusS-bahnBike Rental

Like other cities in Austria, Innsbruck can also be explored by means of walking because all the major Old Town sights and attractions are within a reasonable walking time. For visitors who wish to stay in the city for a couple of days, there are public transport like trams, buses, and suburban trains called S-bahn. There are also bike and car rentals. For the fares in using the public transportation, an Innsbruck Card provides a free use of all modes of public transport.



The tram lines, bus networks, and train system are organized by Verkehrsverbund Tirol, which means tickets are valid in any form of public transport. A single ride ticket usually costs €1.90 when purchased from the driver and €1.80 if purchased at ticket machines. There are also 24-hour, weekly, and monthly tickets. Tickets must be validated on the first bus or tram ride.

Bus lines sometimes split up into different destinations, so it is important to pay attention to the destination displays inside and outside the bus. There is also a special bus line, "The Sightseer" or TS, that connects the major sights and special fares apply for this. There are four tram lines available in the city; two tram lines lead to the two villages on the outskirts of Innsbruck, tram line number 6 leads to the mountain village Igls, and tram line STB leads to the several villages in the Stubaital valley. There is also a suburban train or S-bahn that services the city. There are five routes that connects Innsbruck to villages and towns around the city. Other option is by renting a bike. There is an improved biking lanes in the city making it the most uncomplicated way of transport throughout the city.

Getting around Innsbruck is easy as the attractions are very near with each other and there are public transport services available.