The Congress & Messe Innsbruck is conveniently located two miles from Innsbruck Airport and is within walking distance to many downtown hotels and restaurants.
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Phone: ++43 (0) 512 5936-122
Getting In and Around Innsbruck
Access by Air
Innsbruck Airport (Flughafen Innsbruck)
There are numerous airlines that service Innsbruck Airport, including Austrian, British Airways, Tyrolean, and Air Berlin. The Airport is located a convenient two miles from the city center, with several public transportation options. Learn more about the Innsbruck Airport.
Taxis are located immediately in front of the airport building and the train station. Your hotel Concierge can call you a taxi if transportation is needed from your hotel.
Access by Car
Innsbruck is accessible through both of Tyrol’s motorways: Inntalautobahn (A 12) and Brennerautobahn (A 13). For driving directions we recommend using Google Maps.
Access by Rail
Regular (direct) trains operate from Venice, Bolzano/Bozen, Zurich, Munich, Graz, Vienna (via Linz and Salzburg) and many other destinations.
Despite being a smaller city, Innsbruck has fantastic train connections to all major cities in its neighborhood. The main station, Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof, is located at Südtiroler Platz (South-tyrolean square) in the east of the city center.
Access from Other Airports
Munich or Salzburg
Round Trip shuttle transfers are available from Munich or Salzburg Airports directly to your hotel in Innsbruck. To reserve a shuttle please visit the Web site.
There are frequent trains from Munich Airport to Innsbruck that typically take just over two hours; these trains almost always have a transfer at one of the other main Train Stations in Munich (Ost Pbf., Hbf, Pasing) if leaving directly from the airport. When you arrive in the Munich airport, follow signs for long distance trains.
There are, on average, four trains a day from Frankfurt Airport to Innsbruck that typically take just over five hours; these trains typically have a transfer at the Muenchen Hbf (Munich) Station. When you arrive in the Frankfurt airport, follow signs for long distance trains.
Getting Around Innsbruck
Most visitors won’t require any transport around Innsbruck as all of the major Old Town sites are within a reasonable walking distance.
From the main train station (Hauptbahnhof) to the city center it is a relatively short (10 to 15 minute) walk. Walk out of the Hauptbahnhof, cross the street at the train station cross walk, turn to your right, and go down to the next street to your left. Walk on this street until Maria-Theresien Strasse, and then turn right toward the city center. Taking this street all the way leads to the pedestrian zone and the Golden Roof.
Public Transportation Options
The public transportation system consists of two different modes of transportation: buses and trams. The buses are used for getting around Innsbruck relatively quickly and inexpensively. The trams are best used for seeing all of the major tourist attractions while navigating around Innsbruck.
The city bus system is a network of more than twenty bus lines which cover all major areas of Innsbruck and its suburbs, operated by InnBus. Information about routes is available on the official Web site. Fares within the city limits (inside the so-called Kernzone) are standard and do not depend upon distance traveled, except when leaving the Kernzone. City fares are less than $2, and multi-ride and 24-hours-passes are available (day passes for suburban zones). Tickets and passes can be purchased from local vending machines mostly found at transfer stations and terminals, as well as from tourist offices, tobacco stores, newspaper kiosks, and some convenience stores and government offices. The more expensive single-trip tickets can also be purchased directly on the bus or tram.
Visa information can be acquired by contacting the International Visitors Office (IVO) of the National Academies. This Web site should serve as a visa resource for all visiting scientists and scholars traveling to the United States. Additionally, a survey is available and will be used to assist future travelers with the visa process.
The U.S. is advising visa applicants to apply at least three to four months in advance of their travel date. To increase security for citizens and visitors, the U.S. has recently updated its policies for visas. Here are some guidelines to help you through this procedure:
- travel.state.gov—A Web site about current visa policies and procedures.
- www.nationalacademies.org/visas—For additional visa information, contact International Visitors Office (IVO) of the National Academies of the Sciences at the above Web site. This should serve as a visa resource for all visiting scientists and scholars traveling to the United States. Additionally, a survey is available that can be used to assist future travelers with the visa process.
- Make an appointment to visit the U.S. Embassy/Consulate—Make sure you ask if there are any fees required. Please note that most fees must be paid prior to your scheduled appointment. Wait times for appointments may be longer than in the past. Schedule the appointment as soon as possible. Information on visa wait times can be found at travel.his.com/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html.
- Get your documents ready—Passport, applications, documents to support the application with employment details (reason for travel along with financial status), and proof of fee(s) payment.
- Submit—Your application, passport along with supporting documents to the U.S. Embassy/Consulate should be submitted.
- Start early—Additional reviews may be required and this could add an additional 4–6 weeks to the processing time.
If you require a letter of invitation for your visa, please send request to SPS Headquarters.