Distance to Salzburg Airport: 98km
Distance to Innsbruck Airport: 152km
Distance to Munich Airport: 211km
Nearest railway station to Zell am See: railway station in town
Zell am See is conveniently located between a number of different airports. Salzburg is by far the closest but Innsbruck Airport is also not too difficult a journey.
Munich is also a reasonable option for its wide range of scheduled flights from all over the world, although further away than the previous two airports.
Salzburg airport boasts the easiest and shortest transfer. The recommended route takes the motorway south from the city towards the Tauern tunnel and cuts off just before that junction towards Bischofshofen and St Johann im Pongau.
An alternate and even shorter route on more minor roads is to cross Germany via Bad Reichenhall to Lofer and then cut south through Saalfelden.
Innsbruck Airport is generally a second choice for skiers but some travellers may be forced to take one of the many charter flights which arrive in Innsbruck at a weekend.
In this case, the best route heads along the motorway to Wörgl, then to Söll and St Johann, before taking the route via Hochfilzen and Saalfelden. An alternate route runs via Kitzbühel over Pass Thurn and down along the Salzach valley.
Munich Airport is a fairly straightforward route. Motorists should follow the motorway towards Rosenheim and then south in the direction of Kufstein. One option in good weather is to take the route via Oberaudorf, Reit im Winkl and Waidring, or alternatively use the longer main road via Wörgl, Söll, St Johann and Saalfelden.
The railway station is located near the lake in the central part of the town. Trains run regularly from here in the direction of Salzburg and Innsbruck, with connections from those routes both north and south into other countries.