Let your car take a holiday too and use the extensive network of local public transport in the Wipptal holiday region. Suburban trains (S-Bahn) run in the main valley of Wipptal, with regional buses servicing the side valleys for easy access. NEW: The guest card is your ticket for public transport in the Wipptal holiday region. This includes the S-Bahn trains Innsbruck - Brenner (S3) and all bus lines (4145, 4141, 4144, 4146, 4143 and 8365) into the mountain valleys as well as the journey from Innsbruck or Brenner.
Suburban train (S-Bahn) Innsbruck - Brenner
You can head out on a convenient and affordable sightseeing tour to the state capital of Innsbruck or take a shopping trip to the Outlet Center Brenner with the train, which runs through the main valley of Wipptal from Innsbruck to Brenner every hour and from Innsbruck to Steinach every half hour (S3).
Good bus connections
The routes of the regional buses go from the train stations to all valleys and to many starting points of beautiful hiking routes, mountain trails, and destination points.
Complete timetable information
More information about the timetables can be found at www.vvt.at or via the free VVT SmartRide app (download for iOS, download for Android), which contains all timetables for public transport (train, bus, tram etc.) throughout Austria in real time and even cross-border to South Tyrol.
Ski bus with guest card
Only the ski bus (all bus lines) can be used in the region during the winter from 14.12.2019 to 01.01.2020, after that the guest card = ticket for all bus lines (incl. ski buses) principle applies. Please note that not all buses go directly to the Bergeralm. You may have to change buses at the train station sometimes. We print a ski bus timetable every year containing all the information you need. You can obtain this from your accommodation or from the information offices.
Furthermore, there is a taxi company in the region, which will happily take you from A to B. Contact: Wipptal-Taxi - Helmuth Detassis, tel. +43 664 12 23 055, email: email@example.com
Winter tour taxi
In winter we offer additionally the "Tour taxi" that is waiting on standby (reservation until 8 pm the night before) for ski tourers and snowshoehikers in the mountaineering village St. Jodok, Schmirn & Vals, both bringing them and picking them up later at start- and end-locations of winter touring routes. Our driver is Christoph Tel.: +43 (0) 664 788 05 40
During the Christmas holidays from 24.12.2022 to 08.01.2023 and during the semester holidays from 11.02.2023 to 19.02.2023, the Bergeralm Shuttle will once again run every half hour between Steinach railway station and the Bergeralm valley station.
Departure station: from 08:45 - 15:45 - every quarter and three quarters of an hour.
Departure Bergeralm: from 09:00 - 16:30 - every half and full hour
Take advantage of the possibility to arrive by public transport!
Winter taxi to Maria Waldrast
Here you'll find schedules and fares for the winter taxi to Maria Waldrast. Special transport services out of these scheduled times are possible (€ 35.- one way) when calling : 0043 677 648 64 265 or 0043 5273 6219
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17.45 only Thursday to Saturday
18.15 - only Thursday to Saturday
Ascent or descent: € 7.00 per person, € 4.00 children (6-12 years)
Toboggan rental: € 6.00 per person
The car park "Stieglgatter" is chargeable: € 5.00/day
The shuttle bus to Maria Waldrast also runs on request outside the timetable times (cost: € 35.00) under the following telephone numbers:
The toboggan run is open daily and illuminated Thursday to Saturday from 17:00 to 22:00!
Your guest card is your ticket for all public transport services in the Wipptal holiday region - all year round. This includes all trains (S-Bahn) from Innsbruck to Brenner as well as all busses in the region Wipptal from Schönberg to Brenner. There is also a shuttle bus from the train station Steinach to the ski resort Bergeralm running for free with your guestcard.
The suburban trains between Innsbruck and Brenner run hourly; there is even a half-hourly connection from Steinach to Innsbruck.
The regional bus is coordinated with the trains and goes from the Steinach or Matrei train stations to all side valleys.