View to the just recently prepared slopes of the ski area St. Johann with sunshine View to the just recently prepared slopes of the ski area St. Johann with sunshine

How do I get to St. Johann in Pongau?

Directions to St. Johann-Alpendorf

The Alpendorf skiing and hiking area in the Salzburg region is your gateway to pure pleasure: pure skiing pleasure, pure hiking pleasure. In short: pure holiday pleasure in every season. Located in the Pongau district capital St. Johann, Alpendorf is the quickest entry into the Snow Space Salzburg ski area when coming from the east.

More than 90 percent blue and red slopes, numerous offers for families and active vacationers make St. Johann-Alpendorf in the Snow Space Salzburg ski area a popular hotspot for family and pleasure skiers in winter. In the warm season of the year, the place, which is only 50 minutes' drive from Salzburg, delights with numerous opportunities to actively enjoy the summer months. With the alpine adventure park "Geisterberg" Alpendorf in Sankt Johann im Pongau offers an attractive day trip destination for families with children.

Address & Parking


Alpendorf Gondelbahn
Alpendorf 2
5600 St. Johann im Pongau

Parking spaces

There are numerous free parking spaces right at the valley station of the Alpendorf gondola lift. Just follow the parking lot signs.

You can also use our free ski bus.

Your travel options

Alpendorf in the Pongau district capital St. Johann is the quickest way to get into the skiing and hiking area Snow Space Salzburg from Salzburg, Munich and Vienna. Only around 50 minutes separate winter sports enthusiasts and active holidaymakers from the city of Salzburg and only around 15 minutes from the Austrian motorway network.
What that means for you is obvious: an all-round comfortable journey to pure pleasure - whether for hiking in summer or skiing in winter.

Freshly groomed slope in the sunshine of St. Johann-Alpendorf at Snow Space Salzburg ski resort, with a view of Sonntagskogel mountain | © Alpendorf Bergbahnen AG

Traveling by car

Traveling by car is one of the most comfortable ways to travel, as Alpendorf in St. Johann im Pongau is so close to the city of Salzburg.

  • Coming from Vienna: Autobahn A1 - exit A10 / E47 Pongau junction - Pinzgauer federal road B311 via Bischofshofen to St. Johann im Pongau and to Alpendorf
  • Coming from Munich: Autobahn A8 towards Salzburg - Salzburg junction A1 / A10 further towards Villach / Salzburg Süd - exit A10 / E47 Pongau junction - B311 to St. Johann im Pongau and Alpendorf
  • Arrival from Carinthia, Italy and Slovenia: Tauern Autobahn A10 - exit A10 / E47 Pongau junction - B311 to St. Johann im Pongau and to Alpendorf
  • Coming from Graz: Autobahn A9 - exit 69 Selzthal - Ennstal federal road B320 direction Radstadt, Schladming, Liezen - Altenmarkt B320 - direction Wagrain on the B163
  • Coming from Zell am See: federal road 311 to St. Johann im Pongau

E-charging stations in St. Johann - Alpendorf

  • 8x Parking space Alpendorf Gondola lift (P2)
    Plug: 8 x Type 2, 11 kW


Tips for a smooth journey by car

  • Vignette obligation: If you are traveling on an Austrian motorway, you need a motorway vignette. You can buy these at any border crossing as well as at petrol stations and tobacconists or buy them digitally
  • Rescue lane: In the event of a traffic jam, please form an emergency lane to enable the emergency vehicles to move forward quickly
  • Winter tire requirement: From November to April there is a statutory winter tire requirement in Austria. Please also check the condition of your winter tires before you leave
Nachhaltige Anreise in den Skiurlaub mit der ÖBB | © ÖBB

Traveling by train

The ICE train station St. Johann im Pongau can be reached from many Austrian and German cities without changing trains. By bus from the train station you can get to Alpendorf at the valley station of the Alpendorf cable car in under 10 minutes.

Tip: You can find the optimal connection to St. Johann in Snow Space Salzburg on the ÖBB website if you enter “Alpendorf (St.Johann im Pongau)” as the destination stop.

Discount for Vorteilscard holders

With a valid ÖBB Vorteilscard, you will receive a 15% discount when purchasing a day lift ticket! Children up to the age of 15 can also benefit from this discount provided that one of their parents has a Vorteilscard.

Skibus mit Logo Snow Space Salzburg

Traveling by bus

St. Johann - Alpendorf can also be easily reached by bus.

Tip: Simply enter "Alpendorf (St.Johann im Pongau)" as your destination in the ÖBB timetable information - the relevant stop is in the immediate vicinity of the valley station of the Alpendorf gondola lift.

There is also a free ski bus during the high season that runs between St. Johann and the Alpendorf district, as well as between the ski resorts of Flachau, Wagrain & St. Johann.

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Traveling by plane

If you arrive by plane, we recommend the nearby airports in Salzburg (around 50 minutes away by car) or Munich (around two hours away by car).

From Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart as well as from Franz-Josef-Strauß-Airport in Munich, guests can best reach Alpendorf in St. Johann im Pongau with a shared bus transfer or with an airport taxi. Check with your accommodation provider to find out the fastest way from the airport to your destination, Snow Space Salzburg.

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