Distance to Innsbruck Airport: 106km
Distance to Friedrichshafen Airport: 127km
Distance to Zurich Airport: 193km
Distance to Munich Airport: 236km
Distance to Salzburg Airport: 283km
Nearest rail connection to St Anton: train station in town
The popularity of St Anton means the Arlberg can boast a global visitor base. While Innsbruck is popular for the charter flights and internal European scheduled services, Zurich and Munich also have enough visitors arriving on intercontinental flights through their airports.
Friedrichshafen offers another close connection, while Salzburg is a long and involved journey away.
Innsbruck Airport is the most popular for St Anton and the one that most package holidaymakers and independent skiers will use.
Innsbruck has long been a popular destination for ski charter flights - especially from the northern European countries. Now the new lower-fare scheduled flights from major destinations like London have made it into a real alternative for those flying from further afield.
Getting from Innsbruck airport to the ski resort involves following the main Inn valley motorway up to where the road splits for Ischgl or St Anton. The road through to St Anton is much improved over previous years with the construction of tunnels and dual carriageway sections.
Zurich Airport is a popular airport for those arriving via scheduled flights. Those who have not arranged a transfer will find a local bus company runs a feeder bus into the Arlberg during the Saturday daytime hours. The rail connections from Zurich to Langen am Arlberg followed by a bus or taxi are another alternative.
Those hiring a car would probably be best to take the route from Zurich via St Gallen and then join the Austrian motorway via Feldkirch and the route up towards the Arlberg pass. In bad weather the Arlberg tunnel is a recommended choice.
Friedrichshafen Airport, as one of the "new" destinations for winter charters and low-cost flights, has transformed itself into a popular option for visitors wanting to head for the resorts of the Arlberg. The road from the airport follows the northern shore of Lake Constance before joining the Austrian motorway at Bregenz and following the same route as the one from Zurich above.
Munich Airport is a trek from the western part of Austria. There are various ways to head into Austria from Munich. The best choice is to use the motorway south to Kufstein and along the Inn valley to Innsbruck. Then follow the route from Innsbruck.
Alternatively, drivers who know the area can head through the city and take the motorway south to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
From Garmisch Austria can be reached via Mittenwald and Seefeld or via the Fern pass and Imst - in both cases joining with the Inn valley motorway.
Salzburg Airport is the least convenient and popular of the airports. A rail connection runs from the city to St Anton (and further via bus or taxi). The road connection heads through Germany to Kufstein on the Austrian border (and then via the Inn valley motorway as above).
A private airport transfer to St Anton from the various airports is an option for those who do not fancy waiting for a bus or train:
St Anton train station is located just outside the town centre within easy walking distance of the ski area. In fact, a skier could stay in Innsbruck, buy a train ticket to St Anton and then head straight onto the piste without a problem.
The rail journey from Innsbruck to St Anton train station takes around one hour and 20 minutes. St Anton is part of the express rail service between Innsbruck and Zurich or to Bregenz in the Vorarlberg so there is a direct train to the ski resort.
The train journey from Zurich takes around two hours and 40 minutes if direct (up to 4 hours if not). The ride from Friedrichshafen takes around 20 minutes longer - however the trip from Zurich is often direct and that from Friedrichshafen involves several changes.
From Munich the journey can take 4-5 hours with a couple of changes of train and from Salzburg just over 3 hours, often with a change in Innsbruck.
Bus connections are available to St Anton from Landeck, Lech and to Langen am Arlberg (one of the train stations on the other side of the Arlberg Pass).