European Travel


Mayrhofen Travel Guide

B&B - Hotel Larcherhof. The Hotel Larcherhof lies in Hollenzen (just outside the entrance to Mayrhofen, Zillertal). The hotel is surrounded by the fields and pastures of their farm.

You'll enjoy a breakfast laden with products from their own farm including fresh whole milk, butter, bacon,  sausage, full-flavoured cheeses or home-made yoghurt -  everything tastes naturally fresh and better. With a bus stop right outside the door you can be in the centre on Mayrhofen or the lift station in under 5 minutes.

Hotel Larcherhof Address - Family Eberharter - Hollenzen 88 - A - 6290 Mayrhofen - Tel.: +43 5285 62788.

Most people will arrive at the central railway station in Mayrhofen (Bahnhof). From there you should wait for the Line D Bus (Purple line) travelling to Ahornbahn / Penkenbahn / Horbergbahn. You will need to get off at Larcherhof in the area shown below. The buses generally run every 20 minutes and are free. You can view the timetable here. Larcherhof is a request stop. A cab can be taken from the station for approx €5. The accommodation has underground parking if required.  

Travel Guide

Mayrhofen is located 32 kilometres south of Jenbach, nestling at the end of the Ziller Valley and is the 3rd largest community in Tyrol. The town benefits from being surrounded by nine other resorts, the most commonly known is the Hintertuxer Glacier. The resort is close to several airports, the nearest being Innsbruck. The other airports are Salzberg and Munich. Distance to Innsbruck Airport: 75km. Distance to Salzburg Airport: 170km. Distance to Munich Airport: 197km. Salzburg airport can be cheaper than Innsbruck. 

By Plane

There are 3 local airports. Innsbruck, Salzberg and Munich. There are a number of airlines available. We recommend afternoon flight from the UK to allow for the easiest transfer to the resort especially for Innsbruck as sometimes there is fog over the town.

By Car

We recommend travelling via Euro Tunnel. The drive is approx 11 hours from Calais. You can save approx 2.5 hours on your journey by travelling via the Euro Tunnel compared to ferries. With the European time difference when travelling to Europe we recommend a one night stop over in Germany to ease the amount of time spent driving. Ibis hotels are very reasonably priced. When travelling to Austria snowchains are compulsory between Nov 1st and 15th April in snow, mud or ice. For more information on driving in Austria. You may also be required to buy a “vignet” (it’s the roadtax). You can buy a vignet at the gas stations near the boarder. This has not been required for previous journeys, but you never know. It covers driving on the major motorways and costs around €8 for a 10 day pass.

Travel Transfers

By Train from Innsbruck to Mayrhofen

Innsbruck bus route F runs from immediately in front of the airport terminal to the Innsbruck Hbf [main train station] every 15 minutes, travel time about 17 minutes. Click on “fahrplan”: enter von “flughafen” nach “hauptbahnhof” then Enter From the Innsbruck Hbf you can take train(s) to Mayrhofen. You can book your journey through - Change trains in Jenbach, total travel time about 1h 35m and costs approx €13. You can also book your travel from Salzburg airport by the oebb web site. The bus from Innsbruck airport is €2.50 to the train station. The train to Mayrhofen is €12 euros from Innsbruck.

By Train from Munich to Mayrhofen

Please check the cost of train travel from Munich. It can be up to €80. You can buy your tickets within the central shopping area, to the right outside of the terminal. You should then head to the underground (sbahn), platform 2 (Gleis), line 8 Munich East (Oest). The journey will take approx 40 mins. When you reach the station buy a ticket to Mayrhofen, via Jenbach. (The final destination of this train will be Innsbruck or Milan). When you reach Jenbach, change trains. Get on the red Zillertal-bahn. (There's a separate platform for this service). The train will leave every 40 minutes. The journey time is approx 1 hour. Mayrhofen is at the end of the line.

By Train from Salzburg

Take the number 2 bus from the airport to the main train station. It should take approximately 20 minutes. You can then get a train directly to Jenbach. That will take approximately 1.5 hours. From Jenbach you change over and catch the final train to Mayrhofen that will take approximately 50 minutes. You can book your journey through - Total cost will be approximately €80 return. 

Taxi Kroell and Four Seasons Travel offer transfers from Innsbruck, Munich and Salzburg to Mayrhofen. A bus service runs between Mayrhofen and Hintertux for extra trips during the week. You can view the timetable here

By Train from Mayrhofen to Innsbruck Airport

The first train from Mayrhofen Bahnhof is 05.46am. It will take you to Jenbach. They leave around every 40 minutes.  At Jenbach you change to head to Innsbruck Bahanhof. The train from Jenbach to Innsbruck leaves every 40 minutes. A ticket to Innsbruck will cost approx €13. Train timetable from Mayrhofen to Jenbach. 

At Innsbruck you head outside and look for bus station C. You then look for bus F that heads towards Flughafen (airport). You can buy a bus ticket at the bus stop. It is approx €2.50. There is one every 15 minutes. Travel time about 17 minutes. The airport is the last stop. 

Les Deux Alpes Travel Guide

Les Deux Alpes is situated 70km from Grenoble town centre (approx 1.15 hour drive), 177km from Lyon airport (approx 2 hour drive).

B&B - Chalet Ruby. Chalet Ruby is located near the Venosc cable car and a short walk from the centre of town. 

Chalet Ruby address - Rue de la Chapelle, 38860 Les Deux Alpes. 

By Plane

We recommend a morning flight from the UK to allow ample time for a transfer to the resort, with an evening return flight back to the UK. We recommend flying to Lyon Airport. The last bus to the resort is 17.50pm from Grenoble train/bus station, so allow ample time to make your connections.You can also fly to Geneva with a 2.5hr drive to the resort if you select a hire car option.

By Car

We recommend DFDS Seaways Ferries or Euro Tunnel. Tolls are approx €70. When driving to the resort using sat nav, please make sure you take the D1091 all the way to the Lac Du Chambon, and turn right after a small tunnel onto the D213. Sat nav can take you up a nasty mountain road so watch out for this. The D213 will take you all the way to the resort. Cars and or vans can be hired from Lyon or Geneva airport. The drive is approx 9 hours from Dunkirk or 2hrs from Lyon or 2.5hrs from Geneva.

If travelling by car we recommend ordering a Air Quality Certificate for travel around Grenoble and Lyon. It is only €4.80 and could be mandatory for travel through Grenoble.

By Train

By rail from London. Catch the Eurostar to Paris (Gare du Nord) and transfer to the high-speed TGV (Gare du Lyon) direct to Grenoble station. Please allow apply time to change between trains in Paris, as the journey can take approx 45mins-1hour. We recommend buying your Metro ticket in St Pancras to avoid delays in Paris. If you buy your ticket in Paris look for some additional ticket booths as the main ticket booth gets very busy. We recommend not checking in your baggage as that will save time when you arrive in Paris.

Travel Transfers

From Lyon to Grenoble

Faure Vercors run a service directly from outside the airport (Lyon St Exupery). This service runs on the hour from Lyon. It takes approx 1.5 hours to transfer to Grenoble train station. The cost is approx €33 return for adults and €16.50 for kids. You will be emailed a ticket. You will need to print and bring that with you. 

From Grenoble Train/Bus station to Les Deux Alpes

If you arrive by train exit to 'Centre Ville' not 'Europole'. The bus station is the last building on the right with yellow frontage. The bus and the train station are at the same location. The last bus to the resort leaves approx 16:00pm. Unless a specific transfer has been arranged, please allow ample time to get to the bus station from the airport. It takes approx 1.5 hours to get from the train station to the resort. Transisere bus number 3030 is the only bus direct to the resort. Bus number 3000 goes to Bourg D'Oisans, then 3030 to Les Deux Alpes.

Bus 3030 direct to L2A - 11.05, 13:00, 14.15, and 16.00
Bus 3000 from Grenoble to Bourg - 06.50, 10.25, 14.30, 16.45, 17.45 and 19.25
Bus 3030 from Bourg to L2A - 08.30, 12.00 and 18.25  

A ticket can be purchased at the bus ticket office adjacent to the train station for approx €5. You can buy two tickets at the time for a return or once you arrive in resort you can buy a ticket from the Tourist Information office at Place de Mont-de-Lans.

Landgraaf Snowworld Travel Guide

Landgraaf SnowWorld is located 3 hours drive from Calais/Dunkirk (approx 3 hours drive). The hotel has large parking facilities if you decide to drive.

Snowworld is 100 kilometer radius of four airports. Cologne-Bonn Airport (approx 1 hour drive) from Gatwick and Heathrow. Eindhoven Airport (approx 1.15 hours drive) from Dublin, Stanstead, London City. Liège Airport and Maastricht-Aachen Airport (no UK departures).

From Maastricht Follow the Heerlen-Maastricht motorway A79 and take the exit N281 direction Heerlen. Take the exit Kerkrade-West and turn right. Hold on to your left and pass three traffic lights. Go right at the roundabout and right again at the next roundabout. Follow the road and you will arrive at SnowWorld.

From Eindhoven / Belgium Take the A76 Aachen / Heerlen (E314) and follow the N281 to Ten Esschen Voerendaal / Heerlen. Take the exit Kerkrade-West and turn right. Hold on to your left and pass three traffic lights. Go right at the roundabout and right again at the next roundabout. Follow the road and you will arrive at SnowWorld.

From Aachen Take the highway to Heerlen and drive cross the border. Follow the signs in the Netherlands Heerlen / Kerkrade. Stay on this road (N281) and take the exit Kerkrade-West and turn right. Hold on to your left and pass three traffic lights. Go right at the roundabout and right again at the next roundabout. Follow the road and you will arrive at SnowWorld.

You can take the train to Heerlen station and take bus 25 to Gracht. Alight at Snowworld. You can reach snowworld on bus 25 (bus from Heerlen). For more information see the website Veolia Transportation.