Getting around Innsbruck
The Innsbruck public transport network is operated by IVB - Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe. The highly efficient and fast service consists of buses and trams with which it is really easy to move around Innsbruck. Furthermore, the historical center can be easily reached on foot: many areas are pedestrianized.
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The tram lines, active from early morning to late evening, are highly efficient and punctual. The Trams are extremely modern: many vehicles with a lowered floor circulate, allowing easy use even for people with reduced mobility. Trams circulate with frequencies from 15 minutes, during peak times, to a maximum of 30 'after 21: 00. While the letters are associated with the road line, tramlines are associated with numbers.
Next to the 1,3 and 6 lines, there is the STB, the Stubaitalbahn interurban tramway.
Trams are also known as Trambahn or Strassenbahn. They cross the areas of the old town, outskirts, Saggen, Wilten, Pradl, Igls, and small villages and villages of Stubai.
The road network is the best, and fastest, way to get around the city. Buses run daily from Monday to Sunday, serving all areas of Innsbruck and the suburbs. Races, quite frequent, start from 05: 45 approximately, up to 23: 00. In addition, a dense bus network of the Tyrolese transport company VVT connects the Capital of the Alps with neighboring countries and regions.
Anyone wishing to move to Innsbruck even in the middle of the night will have no problems. The 5 night lines, N1, N2, N3, N7 and N8, are running from 23: 00 to 05: 00 in the morning. The IVB Nightliner operates in the central area of the city, or the so-called Kernzone, and all have in common the Hauptbanhof stop, the Central Railway Station. At night, you can even move with regional buses, run by the Tyrolean VVT. More info from this link.
In addition to the "traditional" lines, there are two special lines to move around Innsbruck. The TS - The Sightseer, red, is a Hop On Hop Off tourist bus with which you can get off and on as you please. With a single ticket valid all day, you can visit the major attractions and monuments of the city: get off, explore on foot and hop on the bus.
The ticket can be purchased on board the bus and costs 16.00 € at full fare. Children from 6 to 15 years, pay 10.00 €. There is also a special family ticket from 47.00 €, for two adults and up to 3 children. The bus can also be used by people with reduced mobility, with tickets from 10.00 €. Quite interesting that you can use it for FREE with the convenient INNSBRUCK CARD, recommended by us.
SKIBUS It is a special FREE shuttle, active every day, with which you can reach every day THE SKI SLOPES AND THE BOTTOM RINGS. To take advantage of the bus, you will need your guest card which you will receive free of charge and automatically at the accommodation manager. SKIBUS are active in Innsbruck and in the Regions of Enchantment.
More than a journey, or a move, it is a real experience. The Innsbruck Funicular, is an incredible ascent for about 2000 meters, from the city center to the heart of the mountains, at 2256 meters above sea level. From Congress, not far from the famous "Tettuccio d'Oro", at the station of Hungerburg, passing through the intermediate Alpezoo. A journey of about 20 minutes aboard the Nordkettenbahnen, with which you can enjoy a breathtaking view, truly unique and wonderful. You will see Innsbruck and the Karwendel nature park. Try to make a jump when the sun leaves room for twilight and the city is all lit up. Really magical and evocative.
The price is exorbitant to say the least: well 34.50 €, per adult, for a return trip. However, it's FREE with the Innsbruck Card!
Opening hours: 07 hours: 15 - 19: 15 (Mon-Fri) and 08 hours: 00 - 19: 15 (Sat-Sun)
Innsbruck Card, recommended by us, is the best solution that combines savings and comfort. Available in three different solutions, it allows free access to all museums and attractions and unlimited travel on all means, including funicular, cable car and TS. Prices start at 43.00 €. From here, all the info.
Tickets for the means of transport to Innsbruck are available in different types. Einzel-Ticket, it's a simple travel ticket; it is valid for one trip without interruption in the Kernzone area, and costs 2.40 €. If you buy it on board, it costs 3.00 €. Reduced costs 1.80 €. 8 Fahrten Ticket, is a carnet that includes 8 simple travel tickets; whole, costs 14.60 €, with a surcharge of well 6.00 € if purchased on board the vehicle; reduced for students and children from 6 to 15 years, 11.40 €.
24h Ticket it is a day ticket that allows unlimited travel on the vehicles in the Kernzone area of Innsbruck. The full ticket costs 5.60 €, while reduced, 3.60 €. Valid 24 hours from the time of validation on the first used medium. For families traveling to Innsbruck, super recommended the 24h 2 Ticket Addition, that costs 8.10 €. Allows 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children up to 15 years, to make unlimited journeys within 24 hours. Wochen-Ticket is a valid weekly pass from the first day of the registration, until midnight on the seventh day. It can be used on all Kernzone vehicles. Costs 21.80 € and can not be purchased on board.
Tickets can be purchased in cash or by card at the many automatic ticket machines distributed in many bus and tram stops; at the IVB branches in the area; at the enabled parking areas.
Tickets can also be purchased on board, directly from the driver. In this case, however, a surcharge is payable.