Innsbruck offers free public transport to any guests staying at least two nights from May

Tyrol capital Innsbruck grabs the initiative to become even more environment-friendly. Any guests staying in the greater Innsbruck region for at least two nights will be able to benefit from this offer.

From 1 May 2020, visitors to Innsbruck will feel even more motivated to get on the bus or train to explore the Tyrol capital and its region. The new Welcome Card will be automatically attributed to any guest staying in Innsbruck for at least two nights. And contrary to similar offers in other cities across Europe, this includes any guest recorded in town. This means people using apartment sharing offers such as Airbnb will also be able to enjoy the new offer.

The 2020 version of the Welcome Card will be valid for buses and trains operating between all villages and towns in the Innsbruck region and, as of 1st May 2020, for public transport in Innsbruck city as well.

The Welcome Card also includes a long list of benefits for visitors of Innsbruck. Card holders enjoy discounts on entry fees to local swimming pools and bathing ponds, as well as in guided hiking programmes. Travel on VVT (Verkehrsbund Tirol) buses connecting the surrounding villages to Innsbruck are also included. Starting in May 2020, the coverage area of the Welcome Card will expand to also include public transport in the city centre, covering all routes operated by the IVB (Innsbrucker Verkehrsbetriebe). The Welcome Card can be obtained from all participating partner accommodations. If booking a stay of three or more nights, visitors receive the Welcome Card Plus. This also provides free access to select mountain lifts and gondolas.

“Only by providing alternatives will we be able to make using public transport more attractive and efficient also for our visitors. The launch of the new Welcome Card by Innsbruck Tourismus represents a milestone in sustainable tourism development”, said Tyrol Provincial Minister for Transport, Ingrid Felipe.