FAQ about Bad Gastein

Here you find some of the most common questions, and of course answers to them, that people usually have about Bad Gastein regarding the trip there, skiing, things to do, accommodation etc.

Can I take the train to Bad Gastein?

Yes, since Bad Gastein has its own train station, it is absolutely possible to do. The big advantage of Bad Gastein's train station is that there are direct trains from both Salzburg and Innsbruck, and also from German Munich, three cities with plenty of direct flights from various places in Europe, which gives the advantage that you can get a very smooth (and environmentally friendly) transfer from the airport to the ski resort.

Are there kid-friendly activities in Bad Gastein?

Absolutely! Apart from the obvious winter activity skiing, families can enjoy activities like sledding, mini-golf, and visiting the Adventure Playground.

How do I reach Bad Gastein from Salzburg Airport?

Bad Gastein have the luxury of having a train station, something that is not common in ski resorts in the Alps. Because of this you can easily take the train from Salzburg Airport, which takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours. Alternatively, a taxi, transfer or rental car can also be an option, usually a bit more expensive though.

Is English widely spoken in Bad Gastein?

Yes, Bad Gastein mainly lives on tourism, and since English is the language usually spoken by visitors (apart from German of course) it is widely spoken, everything to make communication easy for the village visitors :-)

What are the top attractions in Bad Gastein?

Well, skiing is of course the number one attraction in Bad Gastein but when it comes to things to see and experience apart from that you have the Gastein Waterfall (Bad Gastein Wasserfall), the famous Felsentherme and Alpentherme thermal spas, and of course the Stubnerkogel Suspension Bridge. Taking the cable car up the mountain Graukogel and enjoying the views is also a popular thing to do, as well as just strolling through the village and enjoy the Belle Époque architecture.

What is the best time to visit Bad Gastein?

Bad Gastein is a year-round destination, it is not all about skiing. The skiing season usually last between December to March, as well as other winter sports of course. In the summer (June to September), hiking is the main attraction but you can also do other outdoor activities such as mountain biking, visiting spas and paragliding just to name a few.

What is the Gastein Card, and how does it work?

The Gastein Card provides discounts on various activities and access to public transport in the Gastein Valley.

What is the ski pass price in Bad Gastein?

A ski pass in Bad Gastein cost 73.90 EUR per day for adults, for youth 57.00 EUR and for children ski pass price is 37.00 EUR.

If I want to rent skis in Bad Gastein, where can I do that?

If you want to rent your ski equipment in Bad Gastein, you can do so in the stores First Descent and Hervis Bad Gastein. If you want to see booking options and the shops on a map you can see them all here.