By car to Lake Hallstatt or Gosau Valley

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Traffic news
19.9. - 13.10.2022
Salzkammergut Railway closed in autumn

For all those who would like to travel by train to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein this Autumn. Please note: From 19th September 2022 to 13th October 2022, the entire railway line between the stations "Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad - Stainach Irdning" will be closed due to construction and renovation work

All Change!
Bus instead of Train

A rail replacement service has been set up for travellers during this period. Buses will then take passengers to, among other places, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun.

Stops at a glance

Getting on/off options for rail replacement services in the World Heritage area of Bad Goisern am Lake Hallstatt / Gosau:
Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad railway station (B145) Bad Goisern market square Nearby: Bad Goisern town centre / local history museum / Hand.Werk.Haus

  • Steeg-Gosau railway station (forecourt)
    Transfer options in the direction of Gosau / Gosautal / Gosausee
  • Obersee (Municipality of Bad Goisern)
    Between the stops "Steeg-Gosau" and "Obersee" there will be a call taxi during the construction works (19.09. - 13.10.2022). You can reach the taxi operator, Taxi Rastl, at the following telephone number: +43 (0) 6131 542. Registration at least 60 minutes before departure.
    Meeting points Steeg-Gosau railway station (forecourt) and at the stairway to the Obersee stop.
  • Hallstatt & Obertraun:
    Hallstatt Lahn (bus terminal)
    Nearby: Town Centre / Salzwelten
    Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen Train Station (forecourt) Obertraun Gasthaus Koppenrast Nearby: Koppental & Koppenbrüller Caves

  • Special service for travellers
    Timetable for rail replacement services
    09.09.2022 - 13.10.2022
    All information in one compact PDF file
    Download & print now

Driving Regulations

No matter whether you are travelling to Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt or Obertraun: Motorway Toll Stickers (Vignette) are required on all vehicles on Austria's motorways and highways! Stickers can be obtained from the Austrian Automobile Clubs as well as post offices, sundries and gasoline stations. Please note that stickers are also available in Austria's neighboring countries at gasoline stations, at borders as well as Automobile clubs.

The motorway toll sticker/vignette must be attached to the windshield in a clearly visible position.

Arrival to Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt or Obertraun

Coming from the east

You will reach the four towns of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut - Hallstatt, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun - via Westautobahn A1 (Vienna-Salzburg) to the Regau junction and continuing via Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Bad Goisern to Hallstatt, Obertraun or Gosau. Travel time from Gmunden: about 1 hour

Coming from the north/west

You'll reach the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut via Westautobahn A1 (coming from Munich-Salzburg), exit at "Golling" and continue via Abtenau on the B166 to Russbach, Gosau, Bad Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Hallstatt or Obertraun. Travel time from Salzburg: about 45 minutes

Coming from the south

Along the Tauernautobahn A10 (coming from Graz, Carinthia, Italy, Slovenia), exit at "Eben" and continue via St. Martin on the B166 to Annaberg-Lungötz and Russ am Pass Geschütt – to Gosau, Hallstatt, Obertraun or Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt. Travel time from Eben: about 30 minutes.

The following fees apply:

  • Passenger auto:
    Year sticker: 92,50 Euro
    Two-month sticker: 27,80 Euro
    10-day sticker: 9,50 Euro
  • Motorcycle:
    Year sticker: 36,70 Euro
    Two-month sticker: 13,90 Euro
    10-day sticker: 5,50 Euro
  • Valide from 1st of December 2020 until 31th of January 2022

Note: In Austria, road tax discs are mandatory on all motorways. The road tax discs are available at all petrol stations and rest areas.

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