Travelling to Tirol by car, © Tirol Werbung/Verena Kathrein
Travelling to Tirol by car, © Tirol Werbung/Verena Kathrein

Travelling to Tirol by Car

No matter where you are coming from, getting to Tirol is easy. Map your route, get a toll sticker, and off you go. One word of warning - keep your eyes on the road and don't let yourself be distracted by the views!

Getting to Tirol by car is super easy, no matter where you are coming from. Check a route planner for directions and to find the fastest, easiest way to get to all the places you want to go to. 

Vignette Toll Stickers

If you are planning on taking the motorway, don’t forget to affix a Vignette or toll sticker to the upper right corner of your windshield. Vignette stickers can be purchased at all automobile clubs, petrol stations and border crossings. Tourists can buy a vignette valid for 10 days. If you intend to stay longer or visit Tirol several times, you can also purchase a vignette for the duration of two months or one year. The vignette allows you to drive on all Austrian motorways. For pricing information go to www.vignette.at.

Information on Border Checks near Kufstein

The Bavarian police has recently reintroduced ID checks at the border crossing at Kufstein-Kiefersfelden, which can sometimes result in delays. The checks are only carried out on people travelling north (towards Germany) on the A93 motorway.

During periods of heavy traffic – in particular at weekends during the winter season – the Tirolean regional government has agreed with the Bavarian police that a second lane on the motorway will be opened in order to speed up the checks.

Of course, travellers also have the option of taking an alternative route to Germany. The border crossing at Kufstein-Kiefersfelden is currently the only border crossing between Tirol and Germany where ID checks are carried out.

Closure of the Arlberg Tunnel

From 24 April until 2 October 2017 the Arlberg tunnel connecting Tirol and Vorarlberg will be closed in both directions due to construction work. Drivers can either take the B197 over the Arlberg pass or choose from a number of alternative routes through Germany and Switzerland. For more information visit http://www.asfinag.at/arlbergtunnel.

Electric Cars

There are many charging stations for your electric car in Tirol. To see them all, visit www.lemnet.org.

Get Your Car Winter-Ready

When driving to Tirol in winter, be prepared for snowy and/or icy road conditions. Equip your car with winter tyres and carry a set of snow chains in your boot in case you need to cope with difficult driving conditions. For up-to-date road conditions contact the Austrian Automobile Club (ÖAMTC).

 

 

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