Arrival and Departure Arlberg Trail
You can choose any starting point for the Arlberg Trail. All three main villages (St. Anton, Lech and Stuben) are suitable as the start of the long-distance hiking trail. From there, you should ideally hike in a clockwise direction, because then the routes and the timetables of the cablecars interlock perfectly.
A possible route would be from St. Anton via Stuben (1st overnight stay) to Zürs, via Seekopf to Lech (2nd overnight stay) and from there back to St. Anton (3rd overnight stay). Of the total 9,550 metres of altitude, 6,038 metres have to be climbed on foot, the rest is covered by cablecar
The arrival to the starting point of the Arlberg Trail is either by car or by train, depending on your preference. Below you will find the most important information on how to get there.
Arrival by car
On the way to the Arlberg you need a motorway vignette, as the motorways in Austria are subject to tolls. Vignettes are available at border crossings, petrol stations, post offices and from your automobile club.
The holiday resorts around the Arlberg have good transport connections and can be reached via many different roads..
- Stuttgart – Bregenz – Feldkirch – Bludenz – Arlbergpass or Arlbergtunnel – St. Anton am Arlberg / Lech am Arlberg
- Stuttgart – Ulm – Memmingen – Kempten – Reutte – Elbigenalp – Warth – Lech am Arlberg – St. Anton am Arlberg
- Zürich – Winterthur – Dornbirn – Feldkirch – Bludenz – Lech am Arlberg
- Salzburg – Kufstein – Innsbruck – Landeck – St. Aton am Arlberg – Lech am Arlberg
- Zürich – St. Gallen or Sargans – Feldkirch – Bludenz – Arlbergpass oder Arlbergtunnel – Lech am Arlberg
- Davos – Scuol – Nauders – Pfunds – Landeck – St. Anton am Arlberg – Lech am Arlberg
To plan your route perfectly, please enter one of the following addresses into your route planner, depending on your chosen starting point:
Lech: A-6764 Lech (Vorarlberg, Austria)
Stuben: A-6762 Stuben (Vorarlberg, Austria)
St. Anton: A-6580 St. Anton am Arlberg (Tirol, Austria)
Parking spaces: There are various public parking facilities available at the Arlberg villages, most of them are subject to a charge (usually between € 5 and € 10 per day).
Arrival with train
By train you can easily travel to the Arlberg without traffic jams. Vorarlberg is well connected and the towns around the Arlberg are also easily accessible by public transport.
Lech: One stop is in Langen am Arlberg and is about 15 km from Lech, which is about a 20-minute drive. Alternatively, you can travel to the train station in St. Anton am Arlberg. This is approx. 20 km from Lech, which is a 30-minute drive. As railjet stations, all international express trains, including the Venice-Simplon Orient-Express, stop at both stations. From there you can travel on to Lech by bus or a regional taxi company.
Stuben: The train arrival is via the station Langen am Arlberg, which is only about 3 kilometres away from Stuben.
St. Anton: The railway station St. Anton am Arlberg is a Railjet station, there are seven direct connections per day from Vienna and Zürich.
For information on connections and prices, please contact:
Deutsche Bahn: Tel. +49 180/699 66 33, www.bahn.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen: Tel. +43 5 17 17, www.oebb.at
Schweizerische Bundesbahnen: www.sbb.ch
Bayerische Regiobahn: Tel. +49 8 21/47 87 78 77,
Under the following link you will find the current bus timetables: https://smartride.vvt.at/
Arrival by plane
If you are travelling by plane, the following airports are the closest:
- Altenrhein (aprox. 100 km)
- Flughafen Innsbruck (approx. 120 km)
- Flughafen Friedrichshafen (approx. 130 km)
- Flughafen Memmingen (approx. 180 km)
- Flughafen München (approx. 200 km)
- Flughafen Zürich (approx. 290 km)
- Flughafen Salzburg (approx. 300 km)
Afterwards, you can travel on to the starting point by train, bus or with a regional taxi company.
Depending on the chosen end point of the Arlberg Trail, you return home by train and bus, or back to the parked car.
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