Distance to Innsbruck Airport: 82km
Distance to Salzburg Airport: 146km
Distance to Munich Airport: 206km
Nearest railway station to Gerlos: main railway station in Zell am Ziller (for Tyrol) or in Krimml (for Salzburg)
Gerlos is one of the more difficult destinations for the independent traveller without access to car transport to get to.
Innsbruck Airport is the most convenient both for choice of potential packages and for the proximity and ease of public transport. Essentially the journey takes the same route as for the more popular resort of Mayrhofen - in other words, heading along the Inn Valley motorway until Jenbach and then turning off into the long Ziller valley. Just before Mayrhofen is the town of Zell am Ziller and the route to Gerlos and the pass heads east from here.
Salzburg airport offers three different options to get to Gerlos
The route from Munich Airport heads south to Rosenheim and Kufstein and then follows the Inn valley motorway and the Ziller valley as above.
The closest railway station to Gerlos is 17km away at Zell am Ziller. During the day it is possible to take the regular local bus service up to the resort but in the evening it may be necessary to rely on a local taxi service.
Gerlos is split into various hamlets along the road up to the pass. Much, but not all, of the hotel accommodation is located near the bottom of the various lifts or the central part of the main settlement.
There is a good ski bus system along the valley for those hotels who are a little further afield and ski runs head back down into the central village area as well as to the bottom of the lifts.
The hotels listed individually below all have an official rating of four stars or four stars superior. Those who are looking for something a little more homely or a different type of accommodation might like to use the link below, which checks top-quality availability for all of the resort.
Tel: 05284 5216 0
Fax: 05284 5335 49
The Gaspingerhof is a four-star hotel located at the bottom of one of the ski runs down to Gerlos. It markets itself as a hotel for 'active' holidaymakers and boasts an Arabian-themed wellness and pool area.
Tel: 05284 5368
Fax: 05284 5537 7
The four-star Schönruh is a family hotel of 50 beds at the base of the Gerlos ski slopes. The hotel offers a sauna world and indoor swimming pool with a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains.