How To Get To Kuehtai

How To Get To Kuehtai

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Kühtai is in the Tyrol state on a high alpine pass surrounded by mountain peaks of the Austrian Alps.

Where is Kuhtai, Austria?

The Kuhtai ski resort is only 35km west of Innsbruck airport. The closest major town is Oetz, 18km to the east.

Flights to Kuhtai

Gateway airports to Kuhtai are Innsbruck (for European & UK travelers) or Munich & Zurich (for everyone else). Munich & Zurich airports are 3-3.5hr drive away. Both have excellent train connections to Innsbruck and the local train line closest to Kuehtai.

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Airport & Hotel Transfers

Private transfers are available to Kuhtai from the airports & can provide the most efficient, & for larger groups, cost effective mode of travel to Kuhtai. Search & book your transfer here.

Train & Bus Transport to Kuehtai

The ski resort at Kuhtai is accessible by combination train & bus from two directions.

From the east, Postbus route 4166 buses run from the Innsbruck Hbf via the Vols & Kematen im Tirol railway stations to the resort, a journey of 1.5hrs. The bus passes thought the towns of Sellrain & Gries along the way.

From the west, the Postbus route 4196 bus meets the trains along the Innsbruck - Landeck line at the Ötztal Bahnhof (station). The bus travels to Kuhtai via Oetz and the Hochoetz  gondola at Ochsengarten in around 55min. Bus tickets can be purchased from the bus driver.

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Driving to Kuhtai

Driving to Kühtai can be done from the east or west. Both routes start on the A12 motorway which travels along the Inn River valley, the approach from the east is the better road in icy conditions.

From the east, drive via Innsbruck. The city of Innsbruck is a major transport hub in the Alps and travelling there by car is quite straight forward from most locations across Europe. The 40km drive from Innsbruck to Kuehtai is along an excellent road that doesn't give any hint one is climbing to a lofty 2020m resort base. From the A12, take the Zirl turnoff east of Innsbruck and head south through Unterperfuss, then Sellrain and Gries on the L13 road. Travel time to Kuhtai is 50min in good conditions.

From the west is via St Anton, Landeck & Imst. Leaving the A12 one heads south on route 186 into the Ōtztal to the town of Oetz . The ski resorts of Soelden & Obergurgl Hochgurgl are further in to the Oetztal. At the town of Oetz, turn left onto the L237 & climb for 18km to Kühtai via Ochsengarten. A more dramatic journey than from the east, the road is prone to increased ice and snow on the road leading to more slippery conditions. The journey time is 25min from Oetz.

For day trippers, car parking is free and located at either end of the village adjacent to ski lifts & ticket offices. Most accommodation has underground parking at each establishment.

Car Rental & Hire for Kuhtai

All the major airports & cities have car hire available. Airports have the easiest pick up & drop off processes. If you travel to Innsbruck by train or plane and choose to drive to the Innsbruck ski resorts, car hire & rentals are readily available.

In Innsbruck, cars can be rented from the airport or various locations near the city centre. Check prices as locations away from the airport are sometimes cheaper, but they are rarely more convenient!

Ensure the car comes with snow tyres and/or snow chains (as a bare minimum). All wheel drive or 4WD vehicles offer the safest driving experience on the windy mountain roads of the Alps.

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Getting Around Kuhtai

Kuhtai is compact enough that the best way to get around if not skiing is on foot. A free local shuttle does occasional laps from one end of the village to the other.

A free ski bus links Kuhtai with the Hochoetz ski resort at Ochsengarten, which is a good place to be when the visibility at Kuhtai is low.

Nearby Ski Resorts

South of the Oetz toward the Italian border are Soelden & Obergurgl Hochgurgl. A 3-day lift pass at one resort gives free access to the other.

Innsbruck has a further 8 ski resorts in its vicinity. The closest to Kuhtai are Oberperfuss & Axamer Lizum.

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