Distance to Salzburg Airport: 75km
Distance to Klagenfurt Airport: 153km
Distance to Linz Airport: 200km
Distance to Graz Airport: 210km
Nearest train station to Flachau: Radstadt Railway Station - 12km
Last updated: 23.10.22
Looking at the distances, the range of flights on offer and the simple convenience of the travel options, Salzburg airport is the top choice for those looking to fly in for a ski break in Flachau. The other airports really only come into play if there is a particular reason to use a destination.
Salzburg Airport has a wide range of charter and scheduled flights in the winter season (with the charters mostly on the weekend). The airport is connected to the railway station via airport bus and those picking up a car rental will find that there is only a short section of the journey which is not on the motorway.
Klagenfurt has good road connections through to Flachau via the Tauern Autobahn (motorway) but a quite limited choice of destinations with some budget carriers and regional scheduled flights to some German cities.
Linz is a destination for some of the budget flight operators and offers a limited range of scheduled flights from and to German destinations. Transport to Flachau, whether by road or rail, is easiest through Salzburg.
Graz has a decent programme of scheduled flights, mainly from cities in nearby countries. The easiest road route is via the A9 through to Schladming and on to Radstadt.
Munich is quite a distance away but may still be an option because of the accessible road and rail transport connections to Salzburg and the wide range of flights available.
The nearest railway station is 12km away in the town of Radstadt. The station offers fast Inter-City and EC rail connections and there are frequent bus services to the resort.
Flachau is a sprawling resort on the western side of the Tauern motorway with clusters of accommodation around the bases of the various lifts leading into the ski area.
The main part of the village, with the World Cup race course and the tourist office, is near the base of the Star Jet chairlifts, although there is another group of hotels around the bottom station of the Achter Jet gondola.
A map of the Flachau region with some of the accommodation options. Enter proposed dates for winter accommodation availability. (The default view is for the following day so there may be more limited accommodation available outside the main ski season!) Zoom in for more choice and click on the prices for more details: