Zell am See-Kaprun is located in the heart of the Pinzgau region of Salzburg province - 85 km south of Salzburg, approximately 380 km southwest of Vienna and 200 km south of Munich-  is home to the Schmittenhöhe and Kitzsteinhorn resorts, which offer over 140 km of pistes with 100% snow guaranteed on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier from October to May. 

This winter it is even easier to travel to Zell am See-Kaprun with flights directly to Salzburg W. A Mozart Airport and with easy train connections from Vienna, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, and Sweden. The Winter wonderland paradise of Zell am See-Kaprun is just waiting to be discovered.

Plus, when you arrive at the resort, a free ski bus is included in your Ski Alpin Lift ticket- so you can travel free between Zell am See, Kaprun and between the Schmittenhöhe and the Skicircus at Saalbach/Hinterglemm/Leogang/Fieberbrunn. More info here

How to travel to Zell am See-Kaprun in Winter

Non-stop Flights to Salzburg

Getting to Zell am See-Kaprun in Winter 22/23 is easy with direct flights to Salzburg W.A Mozart Airport from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dublin, Helsinki, Oslo, Paris and Stockholm.  As well, as from multiple destinations in the UK and Germany.

With over 30 connections from the UK, it’s even easier to get to the pistes.   With flights from London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton.

Direct flights from the German major hubs of Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Köln, Lübeck, connects Zell am See-Kaprun to the world.

For more information visit the Salzburg Airport Winter 22/23 Flight Plan


Easy transport from Salzburg

There are frequent trains from the Salzburg Main Train Station to Zell am See.  By train, the journey is approximately 90 min and costs from 14.10 € (plus 3€ for a seat reservation).  There are trains departing at least hourly from 6 am to 22:15.

The ÖBB trains Economy class is very comfortable, air-conditioned and many trains have power outlets, free Wi-Fi, tables and an on-board bistro.

To guarantee your journey on a particular route, especially during holidays, we recommend including a seat reservation with your ticket purchase. For 3€ you can select a window seat, a seat with a table, close to the luggage racks or in the quiet section.   

Reserve your tickets directly with ÖBB. The 2023 train schedule will be implemented on December 11, 2022.

From the Salzburg W.A Mozart Airport take the Obus2 to the Salzburg Main Train Station.


Alternatively, the Regional Bus 260 departs directly from the Salzburg W.A Mozart Airport to Zell am See. The 1 hr 45 min journey costs 14.10 € for adult full fare and travels via Bad Reichenhall, Lofer and Saalfelden.

Zell am See to Kaprun

From Zell am See, Regional Bus 660 departs from the Zell am See Postplatz via the Bahnhof, AreitXpress Gondola to Kaprun.  The journey takes 15 minutes and costs 3.10 € for an adult full fare (free with Ski pass) and departs every 15 minutes from December 25 to April 10, 2023.

Find route information and book tickets here

Direct train service from Vienna to Zell am See

In addition to the normal train service to Zell am See from Vienna, ÖBB has announced a direct train service from Vienna to Zell am See-Kaprun from December 23, 2022, to April 10. 2023.  The trains travel via St Pölten, Linz and Salzburg. 

  • RJX1260 departing Vienna Main Train station at 17:28 on Fridays arriving in Zell am See at 21:54
  • RJX1262 departing Vienna Main Train station at 7:50 on Saturdays arriving in Zell am See at 12:22
  • RJX1060 departing Vienna Main Train station at 10:28 on Saturdays arriving in Zell am See at 14:52

        * RJX1060/RJX1162 also on Friday 6.1., but not on Saturday 7.1

   RJX1260 also on Thursday 5.1., but not on Friday 6.1.


  • RJX1265 departing Zell am See at 10:57 on Saturdays arriving at Vienna Main Train station at 15:32
  • RJX1261 departing Zell am See at 16:57 on Saturdays arriving at Vienna Main Train station at 21:32
  • RJX1267 departing Zell am See at 16:32 on Sundays arriving at Vienna Main Train station at 21:11

*RJX1267 also on Monday 26.12., Monday 10.4., but not on Sunday 25.12., Sunday 9.4.

Please visit the ÖBB website

Trains from Germany to Zell am See-Kaprun

From Munich, the train journey to Zell am See is 3-4 hours.  Trains depart from the Munich Main train station (München HBF) or Munich Ostbahnhof with connections to Zell am See at either Wörgl or Schwarzach St Veit. 

Direct Trains from Munich & Hamburg

Beginning Friday 16 December to 25 March 2021, the ICE "Großglockner" provides a direct (in 3 hours) connection from München HBF or Munich Ostbahnhof to Zell am See on Fridays and Saturdays with return to Munich on Saturdays and Sundays.   

The ICE "Großglockner" will also transport guests from Hamburg, Hanover, Fulda, Würzburg (via Munich) directly to Zell am See on Friday and return on Sunday.

  • ICE 1283 departing München at 15:20 on Saturdays arriving at Zell am See at 18:08
  • ICE 1282 departing Zell am See at 8:32 on Saturdays arriving at München at 11:35
  • ICE 1285 departing Hamburg at 11:28 on Fridays via Hannover, Göttingen, München Hbf (18:25) arriving at Zell am See at 21:28
  • ICE 1284 departing Zell am See at 10:32 on Sundays via München Hbf (13:48), Göttingen, Hannover arriving at Hamburg at 20:38

From the Airport the S1 or S8 takes you to München HBF or Munich Ostbahnhof.

Please visit the ÖBB website

Holiday Express from Northern and Western Germany
to Zell am See-Kaprun

The UEX will travel to Zell am See via a change to an ÖBB train at Wörgl (all booked directly with UEX)

  • Hamburg – Bremen/Berlin – to Zell am See

From Hamburg: Nightly Friday/Saturday, December 26th, 2022, to April 6th, 2023.

To Hamburg: Nightly Saturday/Sunday, January 3rd, to April 1st, 2023.

More information here

  • Münster – Cologne – to Zell am See

From Münster: Nightly Friday/Saturday January 20th, 2023, to March 31st, 2023.

To Münster: Nightly Friday/Saturday January 28th, 2023 to March 7th, 2023.

More information here

Panoramic Alpine Train Journey from Switzerland

Daily, the panoramic cars of Eurocity Transalpin EC 163/164 transport visitors from Zurich to Zell am See en route to Graz.

Please visit the ÖBB website

Ski Express from Amsterdam and Utrecht

From December 23, 2022, to March 31, 2023, the TUI Ski Express will bring visitors from Amsterdam or Utrecht. Departing Friday night, arriving in Zell am See the next morning.

The information about the TUI Ski Express is only available in Dutch.


Sweden and Denmark to Zell am See

Snälltåget offers direct trains to Zell am See during the winter season 2022/23. The night train departs Fridays from Malmö via Høje Taastrup (outside of Copenhagen), Odense and Kolding, arriving at Zell am See on Saturday morning. With departures on December 22 and 29 and every Friday from January 6th until March 10, 2023.  The return journey takes place a week later Saturday evening - arriving in Denmark and Sweden on Sunday.

At Christmas and New Year holidays, the train departs one day earlier from Denmark and Sweden.

Ready for your winter adventure in paradise? 

We have Studios, 1- and 2-bedroom self-catered apartments in Zell am See and Kaprun.

  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking
  • Secure Ski Storage
  • Close to free ski bus

Schmitten Haus in Zell am See is located 500 m to Schmittenhöhe AreitXpress Gondola

Eßreithweg Apartments in Kaprun are located a 10 min walk to the Kitzsteinhorn Gondola at the Kaprun Centre


Find your perfect holiday getaway in Zell am See-Kaprun and Live like a Local