The Best Ski Flight Options To Austria This Season
The ski season is fast approaching, and there is reason to rejoice – this year could mark the first full length season for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the Austrian slopes since 2018/19! With that in mind, keen skiers and boarders are clamouring to get on the slopes over the coming months, to make up for lost time.
Austrian resorts and hotel are gearing up for their biggest season too, and in keeping with our mantra we aim to send as many of you to Austria on any date, for any duration. Starting with 3 night breaks, have some of the best ski resorts in Austria on sale, from St. Anton to Kaprun, and Saalbach to Schladming. To make things a bit easier for you, we've pulled together some of the best flights options to Austria ski resorts for Winter 2022/23.
Whether you prefer to fly with British Airways, easyJet or another provider is entirely your choice. It is, however, a good idea to take a look around at some of the available deals some major airlines are offering. Jet2, for example, offers a baggage allowance of 22kg for their flights – perfect if you’ve got a lot of ski gear to haul around. As another example, flights that depart mid-week are going to be cheaper than weekend flights, so a 3-night stay starting on a Monday will be cheaper than a weekend. Equally, a 4-night long weekend from Thursday to Monday is another great option, as you avoid the higher charges and weekend crush at the airport.
Here’s our handy guide to some of the best flights to Austria that might be suitable for your ski trip this coming Winter.
Which Is The Best Airport For My Austrian Ski Resort?
Let's begin by looking at the closest airports to the major ski resorts in Austria. We've included a couple of airports outside of Austria too. Munich and Zurich both offer more flights on different days than the main hubs of Innsbruck and Salzburg, so it's always useful to look at other options for both price and date flexibility.
Bad Gastein - 1hr 30 mins, Salzburg
Kaprun - 1hr 45 mins, Salzburg
Kitzbuhel - 1hr 15 mins, Salzburg
Mayrhofen - 1hr, Innsbruck or 2hrs 15 mins from Munich
Saalbach - 1hr 30 mins, or 2hrs 30 mins from Innsbruck
Schladming - 1hr 10 mins, Salzburg
St. Anton - 1hr 20 mins, Innsbruck, or 2hrs 30 mins from Zurich
Zell am See - 1hr 30 mins, Salzburg
Flights from London
London Gatwick offer the most flexibility, with direct flights available daily throughout the season. London Luton and Heathrow also offer flights on different days with different carriers.
Fly daily from London airports to Innsbruck, Salzburg, Munich and Zurich.
Click on the links below to open a new window for Google Flights and Skyscanner, then amend the search criteria to suit your budget or flight dates :)
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Our pick? London Gatwick to Salzburg - Thurs 19th Jan, returning Mon 23rd Jan (4 nights), £131 which includes a 22kg hold bag.
Saturday Flights For 7 Nights
With Saturday being the most common transfer day at Austrian resorts, if you’re trying to book a week-long ski break then flying on Saturday will give you the most options.
Sites such as SkyScanner and Google Flights have handy tools for you to track the prices of flights. This Price Alert feature will send you a notification when flights have either increased or decreased in price, making sure you get the best deal. Google Flights also has a Price Grid, so you can visualise the cost of flights on different dates:
Flights From Manchester
Manchester airport provides the option to fly direct every day to both Zurich and Munich, with flights to Innsbruck available every Sunday throughout the ski season.
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Our pick? Fly Manchester to Innsbruck with Jet2 on Sunday 12th March, returning Sunday 17th March - £169 which includes a 22kg hold bag.
Flights From Birmingham
When flying from the midlands, there are daily flight options available from Birmingham. These are often flights to Munich, which is a great choice when travelling to some Austrian resorts.
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Our pick? Fly from Birmingham to Salzburg for 7 nights from 1st April 2023 for £227.
Flights From Edinburgh
Fancy hitting the slopes of St Anton or Mayrhofen for your 2022 / 2023 ski trip?
You can fly direct to Munich on most Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays during the season.
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Our pick? Thursday 2nd Feb, returning Monday 6th Feb (4 nights) - £73 with easyJet.
Flights From Glasgow
Glasgow airport offers the best direct flights when arriving in Salzburg, they're available on most Saturdays during the coming ski season. See some of the best options below.
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Our pick? Saturday 1st April, returning Saturday 8th April (7 nights) - £238 with Lufthansa
Flights From Dublin
If you're looking to reach Austrian ski resorts flying out of Dublin, the either Salzburg or Munich is going to give you the best direct flight options.
Direct flights are available to both Salzburg and Munich, with the German airport providing the most flexibility.
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Our pick? Thursday 23rd Feb, returning Monday 28th Feb (4 nights) - £108 with Aer Lingus
Flights From Belfast
The best option when flying from Belfast is Salzburg airport, with direct flights available most Saturdays of the season. There's some good prices, especially during the usually expensive holiday period:
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Our pick? Friday 3rd March, returning Friday 10th March (7 nights) - £250 with British Airways