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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Quickly from A to B - Tyrol offers a well-developed public transport system

Especially with regard to climate protection, a rethinking of our mobility behaviour is indispensable.

Every second car journey is shorter than 5 kilometres, every fourth even shorter than 2 kilometres, a distance that many people are able to cover by bicycle without much effort. Do you also have to overcome inclines on your way? Then maybe an electric bike could be the right choice for you. But public transport is also very well developed in Tyrol.

Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB)

In Innsbruck, the Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe (IVB) offer an extensive bus and tram network. On its website IVB provides a route planner for public transport connections in Austria. Various tickets can also be purchased there (for different means of transport and also not only for Innsbruck). Please note that is not possible to purchase tickets on IVB buses or trams. Single tickets can be purchased at ticket machines at bus stops, parking ticket machines with ticket functions and some other points of sale (e.g. in some tobacconists). There is also an IVB ticket app. It is worth comparing the different ticket types to find the cheapest one for your needs. Tip: Also check the offers of VVT , ÖBB and WESTbahn before you buy a ticket (see below)! 

Verkehrsverbund Tirol (VVT)

The Tyrolean districts outside Innsbruck are served by the bus network operated by Verkehrsverbund Tirol (VVT). However, the VVT website provides information on all public transport connections in Austria with a route planner and various tickets (not only for trips inside Tyrol) can be purchased via the VVT website, the VVT ticket app or at other points of sale. Tip: Also check the offers of IVB, ÖBB and WESTbahn before you buy a ticket!

ÖBB - Austrian Federal Railways

Various long distance and local transport tickets are available from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). A quota of tickets at reduced prices is often offered in the Sparschiene category. For frequent travellers it may be worth acquiring a VorteilsCard. There is also an app from ÖBB. In some cases it makes sense to search for and book a train journey via the websites of Deutsche Bahn or Treni Italia. Tip: Before buying, check whether other possible attractive offers of ÖBB are available and also consider the ticket offers of IVB, VVT and WESTbahn!


WESTbahn Management GmbH is a private railroad company whose trains (the so-called WESTbahn) run between Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. Tickets are available via the website. Tip: Before buying, also check the ticket offers of IVB, VVT and ÖBB!

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.


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 may be worth comparing prices with flights from, for example, Salzburg, Munich, Verona, Zurich or Vienna. ÖBB trains, buses (Flixbus) and airport transfer providers offer convenient transportation to airports outside Tyrol.


With regard to vehicles (cars, motorbikes, etc.) that are or were brought to Austria from abroad, detailed regulations and deadlines must be observed. We recommend that you seek expert advice in advance (before a vehicle is brought to or driven in Austria) in order to avoid surprises with regard to the often very high costs (e.g. standardised consumption tax NoVA, duty, further taxes) and to avoid the risk of severe penalties (e.g. because a vehicle with a foreign licence plate is used illegally and/or not all regulations concerning the import, duties or taxes have been observed, etc.).

In Tyrol, for example, the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club ÖAMTC offers advice in English (membership is required but not very expensive).

Traffic regulations

To avoid incurring any fines, make sure you are familiar with the Austrian vehicle and road traffic regulations. Various information can be found on the internet (e.g. on the website of the Federal Ministry - although this is of course not an exhaustive description), but the motorists' clubs ÖAMTC and ARBÖ can also help.

Driving licences

It is important to inform yourself in detail about the validity of your driving licence(s) in Austria and the possible requirements in this regard before driving a vehicle in Austria. Depending on the situation, various legal regulations must be observed. For more information, you could contact the driving license authority (on request, we will be happy to find the right contact for you). The Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club ÖAMTC, for example, also offers advice.

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. Booking and payment of parking time is also possible via app in many places in Austria (e.g. in Innsbruck).