Welcome Service Tirol

The Welcome Service Tirol is the first point of contact for Tyrolean companies and universities and their international, highly qualified employees.

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Fast from A to B - Tyrol is mobile and offers the right vehicle for every taste!

Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB)
In Innsbruck, Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB) operates an extensive bus and tram network. Route plans, timetables and departure times can be found on the IVB website together with a practical app. Single tickets can usually be purchased from the driver, but it is worth buying a more economical eight-trip ticket ("8-Fahrten-Ticket") in advance (from vending machines at the stops or parking ticket machines with ticketing function or from tobacconists) or investing in a time ticket (e.g. annual ticket).

Verkehrsverbund Tirol (VVT)
The districts outside Innsbruck are served by the bus network operated by Verkehrsverbund Tirol (VVT). The VVT website provides useful information on routes, timetables and tickets. Single tickets and day tickets can be purchased from the driver. The fare depends on the number of zones involved on the journey. Bus passes (for a week, month or year) are only available at the VVT sales points!

city bikes
City bikes can be rented cheaply and simply at many stations in Innsbruck. For information, go to the website of Stadtrad Innsbruck. In addition, various electric scooter providers have now come to Innsbruck, e.g. Hive, Tier and Lime. The scooters can be rented on the spot using the provider’s app.
>>Find out more about bike and e-bike rentals as well as information on repairs
>>Find out more information about cycling tours, long-distance cycle paths, mountain biking and road bike riding

There are numerous taxi stands in Innsbruck and the Tyrol, or you can ask to be picked up anywhere by calling 0512/5311. Uber services are not available in Innsbruck due to regional regulations.
For women there is a special night taxi service (Frauen-Nachttaxi, t +43 512 5311). The service is specifically designed to take women home safely and cheaply at night.

ÖBB - Austrian Federal Railways
Train tickets for local, regional, national and international journeys are available from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). A quota of tickets at reduced prices is available in the Sparschiene category, which can be booked a maximum of two months in advance. For frequent travellers it is always worth acquiring a VorteilsCard. In some cases it makes sense to search for and book a planned train journey via the websites of Deutsche Bahn or Treni Italia.

Budget travel (including to Munich Airport) is provided by various coach operators, e.g. Flixbus.

air travel
Innsbruck Airport is close to the city centre and easy to reach by public transport (bus F). With regular services to a number of key European cities and numerous holiday charter flights, the airport is very attractive for both local residents and tourists. Nevertheless, it is worth comparing prices with flights from/to Munich (transfer time approx. 2.5 hours), Zurich (4.5 hours) or Vienna (4.5 hours). ÖBB trains, coaches (Flixbus) and the Four Seasons company provide convenient and inexpensive transfers to the airports outside of the Tyrol.

Driving your car
If you bring your own vehicle to Austria, you must observe a number of regulations regarding taxes and customs duty (NOVA). A person whose main residence is in Austria may use a vehicle with a foreign registration plate (including from another EU country) for a maximum of one month from the date of importation. The vehicle must then be registered in Austria or exported again. Up-to-date information on the subject, as well as tips on buying a car and the mandatory annual vehicle inspection is provided by the Austrian automobile club ÖAMTC.

Traffic regulations
The speed limit on Austrian motorways is 130 km/h, on other main roads 100 km/h and in built-up areas 50 km/h. There are also many designated zones in urban areas where the speed limit is 30 km/h. In order to improve the quality of the air in Austria, the Immission Control Act for Air (IG-L) was introduced in 2006 and is the legal basis for a 100 km/h speed limit on the A 12 Inn Valley Motorway between Kufstein and Unterperfuss. In addition, vehicles using the Austrian motorways must have a vignette, which can be purchased for cars and motorcycles for 10 days, 2 months or a year. Information on points of sale, current prices and the details for affixing the vignette can be found here. The Brenner Motorway south of Innsbruck is subject to toll charges in addition to the vignette.
Other useful information about traffic regulations on public roads is available on the website of the ÖAMTC. To avoid incurring any fines, make sure you are familiar with the Austrian road regulations.

Driving licence
EU driving licences are recognised in Austria and are equivalent to an Austrian driving licence. This means they do not have to be exchanged for an Austrian driving licence, although that can be done on a voluntary basis. Non-EU driving licences, on the other hand, are valid for a maximum of six months and must then be exchanged for an Austrian driving licence. Landespolizeidirektion Innsbruck (Innsbruck Police Headquarters, Kaiserjägerstrasse 8) is the place to go for recognition and exchange of driving licences from third countries.

Parking in Innsbruck
Innsbruck operates a parking management system in most city districts. The parking tariffs and applicable periods are displayed on the ticket vending machines.
>>find out more about the latest information and rates for short-term parking zones or resident parking permits