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With the ICE 'Ski Express Tirol' Directly from Hamburg to St. Anton am Arlberg

With the ICE 'Ski Express Tirol' Directly from Hamburg to St. Anton am Arlberg
photo: TVB St. Anton a.A./Bätz/With the ICE 'Ski Express Tirol' Directly from Hamburg to St. Anton am Arlberg
31 / 01 / 2023

What has recently been connecting the Hanseatic city of Hamburg with the world-famous ski metropolis of St. Anton am Arlberg? The answer is on the rail. It is the new direct connection ICE 1201 on Saturdays, at 06:05 from Hamburg Hbf. via Hannover Hbf., Munich Ost, the Tyrolean Unterland, Innsbruck Hbf., directly to St. Anton am Arlberg, arriving at 16:07. In the opposite direction, the ICE 1200 runs, also on Saturdays, at 11:48 a.m. from St. Anton am Arlberg via the same route directly to Hamburg Hbf. (arrival at 22:29).

Holidaymakers to be convinced of the advantages of rail travel

The additional direct connection is intended to convince more and more vacation guests of the numerous advantages of environmentally friendly rail travel. Together with Deutsche Bahn (DB), ÖBB and its tourism partners are focusing on environmentally friendly vacation travel to Tyrol by rail. Additional offers in various regions, such as the 'guest card is also a ticket' campaign for public transport, ensure mobility during the vacation and make it even easier to do without your car.

TVB St. Anton a.A./Bätz

Comfortable and without traffic jams directly from Hamburg to St. Anton am Arlberg

The journey time from Hamburg Central Station to St. Anton am Arlberg with direct ICE is around ten hours. On its way through Tyrol, the "Ski Express Tirol" stops in Kufstein, Wörgl, Jenbach, Innsbruck, Ötztal, Imst-Pitztal and Landeck-Zams until it arrives in St. Anton at 16:07. The same evening, it returns to Munich, thus providing an attractive daytime connection from the Arlberg to Bavaria. In return, there is also a direct ICE connection on Saturdays in the morning at 06:26 from Munich to St. Anton. After arriving at 11:03 a.m., you can thus enjoy almost an entire day of skiing.

Connections are tailored to the needs of tourists

Since the timetable change, there is also again a wide range of well-known attractive connections that are precisely tailored or geared to tourist needs. These include the following connections:

  • Railjet "Kitzbüheler Alpen" Vienna - Kitzbühel on weekends from December 23, 2022, to April 10, 2023, and from June 30 to September 10, 2023
  • NEW: ICE direct connection on weekends Berlin (until March 31, 2023) / Hamburg (from April 1, 2021) - Frankfurt - Stuttgart - Munich - Innsbruck
  • ICE "Großglockner" Hamburg - Munich - Kitzbühel - Zell am See, on weekends or public holidays until March 26, 2023, and from June 2 to September 10, 2023
  • Railjet "Tirol" direct connection Munich - Arlberg - Feldkirch, on Saturdays from December 31, 2022, to April 15, 2023, and from June 24 to September 30, 2023
  • ICE "Karwendel" and "Wetterstein" direct connection on weekends from Hamburg and Hanover to Seefeld / Innsbruck and return from December 16 to March 26, 2023
  • NEW: ICE "Ski Express Tirol" from Hamburg via the Tyrolean lowlands to St. Anton am Arlberg and back (on Saturdays until March 25, 2023) or in summer from Munich via the Tyrolean lowlands to St. Anton am Arlberg and back (on Saturdays from June 24 to September 9, 2023).

Tyrol is home to the two highest ICE stations in the world

With its destination of St. Anton, Deutsche Bahn's parade train also sets a new altitude record. While Seefeld station in Tyrol, at 1,182 meters above sea level, was previously the highest ICE station in the world, it has been replaced since the timetable change by St. Anton station in Tyrol, at 1,303 meters above sea level, as the highest ICE station in the world. On the almost 850 km route to St. Anton am Arlberg, the ICE climbs almost 1,300 meters in altitude. Tyrol is thus home to the two highest ICE stations in the world.

Everyone involved agrees that the direct ICE connection from Hamburg to St. Anton am Arlberg is an important piece of the puzzle in the mobility map of the Tyrol:

Regional Mobility Councillor René Zumtobel: "Most vacation guests still come to Tyrol by car. It must change in the future so that we can achieve our climate protection goals. To achieve this, we need attractive offers, and good connections to the Tyrolean tourist areas, and we will also focus more on suburban mobility for our guests in the coming years. The new Ski Express from Hamburg with numerous stops in the Tyrol is another important step towards making public travel to the Tyrol more attractive for tourists."

TVB St. Anton a.A./Bätz

ÖBB-Personenverkehr Tirol regional manager Werner Dilitz: "Together with our partners, we are constantly working on further improving the offer, both in local and long-distance transport and making it even more attractive for travellers. The example of the ICE direct connection from Hamburg to St. Anton am Arlberg" shows once again that rail travel is very much in vogue. We are already looking forward to numerous vacation guests who rely on the advantages of the environmentally friendly train and can start their vacation by boarding the train and enjoying the journey to St. Anton am Arlberg, congestion and, above all, stress-free."

Karin Seiler, Managing Director of Tirol Tourist Board: "With every new station and every new connection, the attractiveness of the mobility offer in Tyrol grows and with it the incentive for our guests to travel by train. The Tirol Tourist Board has been promoting public transport for many years as part of its "Tirol auf Schiene" initiative. The fact that the Ski Express will, in the future, travel as far as the important winter destination of St. Anton am Arlberg is something we are particularly pleased about and is a further piece in the mosaic of this comprehensive project."

Mayor Helmut Mall, St. Anton: "In the course of the important discussion of sustainability, climate, more shift to rail, etc., this is a pleasing and positive development to be able to reach our town of St. Anton am Arlberg quickly, safely and easily with this ICE direct connection. We are very happy about this!"

Managing Director Martin Ebster, TVB St. Anton am Arlberg: "When the former visionaries built the Arlberg railroad line, and especially the station in St. Anton am Arlberg, they certainly did not realize what this would mean for the future of St. Anton am Arlberg: from a mountain farming village to an international winter & summer destination. 140 years later, the railroad line is more important than ever in terms of sustainability. Therefore, with the new ICE direct connection from Hamburg to St. Anton am Arlberg, we are pleased to be able to take another step towards climate-neutral travel for our guests."

Source: ÖBB Press Releases