HOW TO GET TO THE ALPS
WHERE ARE LOCATED THE ALPS?
The Alps are located in the center of Europe and have always been interested in trade and traversed by travelers, by car, by train, by bike and flying over it by airplane.
GET TO THE ALPS BY CAR
GET TO THE ALPS BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTS
GET TO THE ALPS BY AIRPLANE
8 COUNTRIES ARE PART OF THE ALPS:
- Switzerland, with the most famous Swiss Alps as Matterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau.
- Italy with the Italian Alps as Monte Bianco, Monte Rosa, Cervino and Dolomites mountains.
- France with the French Alps as Mont Blanc and Les Ecrins.
- Austria with the Austrian Alps as Grossglockner.
- Germany with the German Alps as Zugspitze.
- Slovenia with the Slovenian Alps as Triglav mountain.
- The little Liechtenstein and Monaco are also parts of the Alps.
DRIVE TO THE ALPS
Driving in the Alps could be easy through fast motorways and long tunnels but small roads and high passes are the target for many bikers, motor bikers and slow driving tourists, therefore creating slight delays. Almost all of the roads are paved.
There are many farm tracks closed to traffic or accessible only through the payment of a toll.
The traffic is usually light but there may be peak periods during weekends and holiday periods in summer and winter where it becomes busier.
The winter period involves the seasonal closure of many mountain passes. Due to bad weather, or intensive snowing conditions other roads could be closed temporarily.
RENT - CAR TO TRAVEL ON THE ALPS
PUBBLIC TRANSPORTS IN THE ALPS
Thanks to the connection with the major cities and airports in Europe, you can reach and visit the alps by public transport, often with connections to high-speed trains.
Some routes are made famous by the incredible scenery reached by traveling with characteristic trains, funiculars, cable cars, ferry and buses.
Combining maybe the use of the bicycle, your vacation will be even more memorable.
It must, however, inform the visitor, which in some areas is necessary to have a very own vehicle, especially during the winter.
The winter period involves the seasonal closure of many mountain passes. In case of bad weather, as intesive snowing conditions, the roads could be closed temporaly.
Public transports are present in the entire Alpine region, but private transport may be necessary, to achieve the most remote areas. Numerous hiking and historical routes, are equipped and passable by hikers.
AIRPORTS IN THE ALPS
Are you looking for airports in the Alps or Airport close to the Alps? Check on the map the main available airports of the Alpine region:
If you already know your destination, check and book easily here a flight to the Alps.