Source: Munich Airport / SMS G Darringer
There are many choices when it comes to getting from the airport to your chosen resort.
Many airports, particularly those in Switzerland and Austria, have good public transport links into the city they serve as well as to the central train station for easy onward travel by rail. Some, including Vienna, Friedrichschafen, Zurich, Geneva, Lyon, Munich, Turin and Milan Malpensa also have their own train or transit station, making this an especially hassle-free option. There's also a growing choice of scheduled ski bus transfers (private and shared) from airports to resorts, including resorts in other countries, most departing on Saturdays, as well as taxi transfers. It's sensible (and often compulsory) to book ahead - check details with them direct.
Alternatively, if you are travelling as a family or a group, or if you are travelling outside the normal weekend transfer days, the most cost-effective option may be to hire a car. Check your route first to see if this is a viable option as some high mountain passes close during the winter months - some even up until late spring - while there are also a number of bookable car-carrying transports through some alpine tunnels which can save you time if you plan ahead. See our road pages for more information.
Click on the links below for more information on the options that are available in each country:
> Getting to the Alps from Austria's airports
> Getting to the Alps from France's airports
> Getting to the Alps from Germany's airports
> Getting to the Alps from Italy's airports
> Getting to the Alps from Slovenia's airports
> Getting to the Alps from Switzerland's airports