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Getting around Innsbruck by bus, tram, funicolar. Info, timetable

Getting around Innsbruck

Innsbruck’s 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 get around Innsbruck. Furthermore, the historic center can be easily explored on foot: many areas are pedestrianized.


The tram lines, active from early morning to late evening, are highly efficient and punctual. The Trams are extremely modern: numerous vehicles with low floor circulate, allowing easy use even for people with reduced mobility. The trams circulate with frequencies from 15 minutes, at peak times, to a maximum of 30′ after 21:00. While the letters are associated with the road line, the tram lines are associated with numbers.

Next to lines 1, 3 and 6, there is the STB, the Stubaitalbahn interurban tram line.

Trams are also known as Trambahn or Strassenbahn. They cross the areas of the old town, suburbs, Saggen, Wilten, Pradl, Igls, and small towns 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 red colored TS – The Sightseer is a Hop On Hop Off tourist bus with which you can hop on and off as you please. With a single ticket valid for the whole day, you can visit the major attractions and monuments of the city: get off, explore on foot and get back on the bus.

The full fare ticket costs 22€. Children aged 6 to 15 pay the reduced rate of 13€. There is also a special family ticket for two adults and up to 3 children at 60€. The bus can also be used by people with reduced mobility. 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.


Getting around Innsbruck

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 “Golden Roof”, 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. Tickets from €19 per person for a return trip.

Opening hours: 07:15 – 19:15 (Mon-Fri) and 08:00 – 19:15 (Sat-Sun).

More info on the official website.

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