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Getting here by car

Exploring PillerseeTal being mobile

The well-developed road networks in PillerseeTal and all of the Kitzbühel Alps make getting here with your own car a true pleasure. The state and through roads lead through fabulous mountain scenery, sparking the desire for holidays already on your way here. No matter if coming from Germany, Italy or Austria, with the car you’ll be flexible on your holidays and can explore the region in summer as in winter. We have put together the most important information for you at a glance.

The best way to PillerseeTal

  • Coming from GERMANY: coming from Munich via the A12 to Kufstein Süd (toll-free) and via B173 and B178 into PillerseeTal

  • Coming from AUSTRIA/ITALY: Coming from Innsbruck via the A12 to the exit Wörgl Ost and via the B178 continuing into PillerseeTal

  • Coming from AUSTRIA: Coming from Salzburg via the A1 or A10 to the exit Salzburg West or exit Bad Reichenhall (A8) and via the D21 and B178 into PillerseeTal

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Toll-free on holiday

Inntal motorway from Germany to Kufstein-Süd toll-free!

The route section from the German state border to the Kufstein Süd motorway exit has been toll-free since December 2019. This means you can travel comfortably to the Kitzbüheler Alpen region and the PillerseeTal without a vignette. Please note, however, that vignettes are compulsory on all other motorways in Austria.

Please note that road tax discs are mandatory on Austrian autobahns!

On Austria’s autobahns and highways, road tax discs are mandatory for all passenger cars, motorbikes and campervans.

Clicking or picking

Please note that you - before using a road on which road tax discs are mandatory - need to buy a road tax disc and place this correctly on your windscreen. Those who get caught without a valid road tax disc must expect a large fine.

Since 2018, digital road tax discs can also be purchased. This can be easily activated in the webshop or with the free app "Unterwegs".

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Important information for motorists

Good to know

  • Yes, within Austria road tax discs are mandatory on the autobahn and designated roads. NOTE: Since 15/12/2019, road tax discs are no longer required for the road section A12 (border Kufstein-Kufstein South)!

  • No. Since 01/01/2008, driving with the lights on at day is no longer required by law. But switching your headlights on is highly recommended by the Austrian Road Safety Board!

  • Carrying high-visibility vests is mandatory for all motorists in Austria! The high-visibility vests must be worn by drivers of multi-track motor vehicles when putting up the breakdown triangle on a road outside of city limits. On an autobahn or road, wearing the vest is mandatory when the driver leaves the vehicle and stays on the roadway or the service lane!

  • As in most European countries, using your mobile phone without hands-free equipment while driving is prohibited. Those who get caught must expect to pay high fines.

  • Highways and outside of city limits: 100 km/h, on autobahns 130 km/h and within city limits 50 km/h.

  • In Austria the upper limit is 0.5 per mille.

  • Generally, carrying a first aid kit, warning triangle and high-visibility vest is mandatory in Austria.

  • Since 1/1/2008, winter tyres are mandatory in Austria from 1 November to 15 April! But conditions must be expressly “wintry”. Alternatively to winter tires, snow chains can also be used, parked passenger cars are excepted.

  • In case of congestion formation or stop-go traffic, forming an emergency corridor is mandatory on Austria’s autobahns and highways or roads. More information on www.rettungsgasse.com

Getting here safely even in winter

Getting to the snowiest region of Tirol

No matter if snowfall or sunshine, the snow-clearing vehicles in Fieberbrunn, Hochfilzen, St. Jakob in Haus, St. Ulrich am Pillersee and Waidring ensure a worry-free and untroubled journey here. The snowiest region of Tirol scores with ploughed state and through roads and thus also in matters of road safety. Here we have put together useful tips on mandatory snow chains and road tax discs as well as for the weather forecasts and important questions and answers for you.

Snowiest region of Tirol

Snowiest region of Tirol
Snowiest region of Tirol

What the locals have long assumed, is now officially confirmed: PillerseeTal is the snow pocket of the Kitzbühel Alps and furthermore the snowiest region of Tirol.

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Being mobile locally

Give your car a few days holiday, too.

Even though getting here with your own car is very convenient, you can also rest assured giving it a few days holiday during your stay in PillerseeTal. With your valid guest card you can use buses and trains for free. Use our three railway stations in the region to explore the Kitzbühel Alps at no cost. The buses are also included in your guest card

Guest card = ticket

Guest card = ticket
Guest card = ticket

Treat your car to a few days holiday, too, and use the free mobility offer for the public transport within the Kitzbühel Alps.

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