This wonderful country nestled in the mountains. It is not easy to reach from Italy, or rather, you have to take into account several hours of travel. How best to get to Hallstatt actually depends, logically, where you start from. Now I’ll tell you about our experience.
Hallstatt Austria, how to get there
By car: from northern Italy in my opinion it is worthwhile. Since there are no nearby airports, the time taken with your own vehicle would correspond to that to go to the airport, wait for the flight, rent a car or take public transport, etc… indeed, perhaps you would extend the time.
From Modena, we took for Tarvisio on the way, stopping in the spectacular village of Monte Lussari, and for the Brenner on the way back, making a stop for lunch in the pretty village of Egna, south of Bolzano.
Journey time, excluding stages: 6h 30min.
Route map, the outward one in blue and the return one in gray
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However, Easyjet will connect Milan MXP to Vienna from 31 May 2018, with daily flights, excluding July and August, in which they will be bi-weekly.
If you are traveling from central or southern Italy, the best way to get to Hallstatt is by plane.
Always Easyjet connects Naples to Vienna, while the national carrier Austrian Airlines also travels with direct flights from Sicily, Palermo, and Catania.
If you prefer public transport, from Vienna the train is better, and there are two types of routes to choose from, which depart from two different stations: the first leaves from Vienna Main-Train-Station (Wien-Hauptbahnhof), while the second from Vienna-West-Train-Station (Wien-Westbahnhof).
On the Austrian railway’s website, you can find the route that suits you: www.obb-italia.com
Once you arrive at Hallstatt station, you will have to take the ferry which, with € 2.50 per person one way, will take you to the town center.
Where to sleep in Hallstatt
If you arrive with your car, know that you cannot leave it in the center of the town and that almost all the lake view structures do not have parking. You will therefore have to leave it in a paid one on the edge of the village, the P1 and P2.
- (Motorhomes can only be parked in the P3 car park).
- The costs for 2018 are as follows:
- 1-3 days: 13.00 Euro / per day
- 4-7 days: 8.00 Euro / per day
- from 8 days to departure: 6.00 Euro / per day
- If you come during the day, these are the current prices:
20 minutes free
- from 1 to 2 hours: 6.50 Euros
- from 2 to 3 hours: 8.50 Euros
- of 20 minutes 1 hour: 3.50 Euros
- from 3 to 12 hours: 9.50 Euros
- from 12 to 24 hours: 0 , 50 Euro / h
In short, they are not exactly economic prices.
The alternative is to choose a structure outside the center, which will allow you to leave your car in the hotel car park, at no additional cost. Ok, you don’t have a lake view, but you will be equally well, you will save two pennies and you will still comfortably reach the village on foot, through a pleasant walk.
Hallstatt Austria where to sleep gasthof hirlatz
We stayed at the Gasthof Pension Hirlatz, behind the village, near the stream and in the funicular area.
I recommend it for the location, 20 minutes walk from the center, for the presence of the parking lot, for the tranquility of the place, and for the rooms with large and clean balconies.
By booking, you can also dine on-site, although the menu is not very varied.
In Hallstatt in the center, however, you will find several Gasthof with restaurant, some even of a certain level, as well as there are shacks that sell hamburgers and hotdogs … in short, there is a choice for all budgets.
Hallstatt Austria how to get there
At this link, a list of good quality facilities to stay in Hallstatt: where to sleep in Hallstatt – Booking.com
I hope that, with my information and my advice, you will be able to organize a wonderful holiday in Hallstatt, including it in a wider itinerary, to discover all the beauties that Austria is able to offer.
Discover all the wonders of Hallstatt!