Distance to Innsbruck Airport: 75km
Distance to Salzburg Airport: 170km
Distance to Munich Airport: 197km
Nearest train station to Mayrhofen: Mayrhofen - in town
Innsbruck airport is the closest connection for those planning to visit Mayrhofen by air. Salzburg and Munich airports are both, however, within easy reach and with good road connections.
Traffic can be heavy in the Ziller valley once travellers from any direction leave the main Inn valley motorway, but major road improvements in the past few years have led to a reduction in the notorious traffic jams which used to be a problem.
Innsbruck is one of the most popular airports for charter flights but the increase in the number of scheduled flights - especially outside the weekend period - has only confirmed its status as the best airport for Mayrhofen.
The route from Innsbruck follows the main Inn valley on the motorway past the city in the direction of Salzburg. The exit into the Ziller valley is at Strass.
Salzburg Airport offers a good variety of charter flights in the winter months and it is a popular flight destination for visitors to ski resorts to the east of Innsbruck.
Bus transfers will normally run via the country roads past St Johann and Söll in order to allow the travel companies to drop off guests for other resorts - those who have hired cars will be able to choose the more convenient option of travelling along the motorway past the Chiemsee and then down to Kufstein and into Austria to join the Inn valley motorway.
Munich Airport is again an easy journey on motorways until reaching the Ziller valley. The route skirts the city of Munich to the east and follows the motorway south to Kufstein and then west towards Innsbruck before turning into the Ziller valley.
Travelling onwards to Finkenberg, Tux or the hotels near the Hintertux base station is further than people sometimes imagine. Those arriving by public transport in Mayrhofen will have to switch to bus or taxi for the final stage of their journey. Here are the distances for onward travel for some of the resorts:
Rail journeys require a change from the main Inn valley railway line at Jenbach train station. From there the Ziller valley line heads from the entrance of the valley up to the train station on the edge of Mayrhofen in just under an hour. Trains stop running fairly early in the evening, however.