to the Schmittenhöhe

Directions to the Schmittenhöhe

The fastest way to mountain joy

The Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See is the perfect destination for an excursion or a holiday no matter the season. For skiing fun in winter or hiking pleasure during the warmer months – if you visit the Schmitten, you can look forward to a jam-packed list of leisure activities. 

And the journey to the Schmitten is a piece of cake. No matter which direction you’re coming from: Thanks to the great transport and traffic connections, your journey to holiday joy will be pleasant and stress-free. 

Getting here

Visiting the Schmitten by car

The easiest way to get to the Schmitten is by car. 

Useful tips for your car journey: 

  • Schmitten tip: To avoid queuing and waiting times, we recommend entering the ski area at the zellamseeXpress. This way you can get to the sunny side of the Schmittenhöhe in just a few minutes.
  • Charging stations for electric cars: In Zell am See, there are various charging stations: 
    • Parking areitXpress
    • SMATRICS charging station (in the Rathausgarage)
    • GREENSTORM charging station - Hotel-Gasthof Grüner Baum
  • Winter tyres: are mandatory from November 1 to April (as well as during weather conditions that make them a necessity) 
  • Toll stickers (“Vignette”): are mandatory on Austrian motorways and clearways; they’re available at border crossings as well as online as a digital toll sticker.
  • Emergency corridors: have to be formed on Austrian motorways and clearways in case of a traffic jam. The rule is: All cars on the left lane need to move as far to the left as possible. All cars on the middle and right lane have to move over as far to the right as possible. 
Utilization of the car parks:
Schmittenhöhebahn, trassXpress, Sonnenalmbahn

Useful tips for your train journey: 

Current train schedules are available directly at the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and the German Federal Railways (DB). Especially during school holidays and peak season, we suggest reserving a seat to make your journey to the Schmitten even more relaxing … 

ÖBB Railtours
With Railjet & Co. to the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See.

To make your trip as comfortable as possible, you can travel with the "Winterticket" from all ÖBB train stations in Austria directly to us in Zell am See on an ÖBB train of your choice. With your train ticket for the respective route, you will also receive your voucher for the 1, 3 or 6-day ski pass.
All information about the "Winterticket" from ÖBB Railtours can be found here.

ÖBB-Plus Ticket
The big plus to your ÖBB ticket.

You can combine your ÖBB-Plus Ticket with a discounted Gipfelstürmer Ticket and save money at the same time! On the Schmittenhöhe, the unique panorama with views of the Zellersee and over 30 three-thousand-meter peaks awaits you.
All information about the ÖBB-Plus Ticket can be found here.


Tip for those who want to save money: In the winter months, the Austrian and German Federal Railways have attractive winter offers for those travelling by bus or train.

>> Find out more about the offers of the Austrian Railways … 

>> Offers of the German Railways

Travelling to Zell am See by bus?

Current bus schedules are available here:

Travelling by plane 

The nearest airport is Salzburg’s W. A. Mozart Airport. From there, you can take the bus – or the train from Salzburg main station – to Zell am See. Tip: If you don’t want to bring special/oversized baggage, you can rent your ski and snowboard equipment from the ski rental stations on the Schmitten in Zell am See! 

As you can see: No matter which direction or country you’re coming from – many roads lead to the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See!