As non-german speakers and first-time visitors to Innsbruck, we - a group of volunteers - were pleasantly surprised how easy it is to navigate our way to the various competition locations of the WWMG 2020 using only local public transport. We found we could do this with ease and confidence thanks to the regular and efficient connections and the friendly and helpful transport staff.
Our starting point was the Games Centre of the WWMG 2020 at the Olympiaworld Innsbruck, from where we took bus line J from “Landessportcenter” to “Patscherkofel”, for the Alpine Skiing, a delightful winding journey passing through several quaint Tyrolean villages to arrive directly at the bottom of the slopes, cable car and ticket office some 25 minutes later. Buses run regularly throughout the day and the return journey offers far-reaching views across the city.
Travelling further afield to the Nordic events being held in Seefeld was just as easy. Trains run from Innsbruck Mainstation with upto two trains an hour though we found it just as easy to take bus line T from outside the Ramada Hotel opposite Olympiaworld, just two stops to the Westbahnhof where we caught the train from platform one. The journey to Seefeld was a delightful and comfortable 35 minute train ride with breath-taking views of the mountains and valley and the small villages en route.
All accredited participants have the opportunity to use the local public transport system in Tyrol free of charge. If you are interested in traveling by bus or train around Innsbruck to the competitions or to explore the area, contact an info point for further details.