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How to travel to/ from southern Germany and Austria by train, plane or car for your cycling holiday in Bavaria or Austria, around Lake Constance or along the Danube. Useful info, websites, local connection options and onward travel ideas for start/ finish destinations featured in our Bavarian, borderlands and  Austrian cycle tours as well as bike and boat holidays along the River Danube.

For Elbe River Path Tour destinations, please see travel information page for the Czech Republic / Germany here» 

Carrier & Airports Info


1: Eurostar train to Paris or Brussels, then onward connections to Konstanz.
2: Fly to Friedrichshafen and Zurich, Switzerland.

1: Eurostar train to Paris or Brussels, then onward connections to Graz.
2: Fly to Salzburg or Vienna.

1: Eurostar train to Paris or Brussels, then onward connections to Munich.
2: Fly to Munich

1: Eurostar train to Paris or Brussels, then onward connections to Passau.
2: Fly to Vienna, Salzburg and Munich.

1: Eurostar train to Paris or Brussels, then onward connections to Salzburg.
2: Fly to Salzburg and Munich.

1: Eurostar train to Paris or Brussels, then onward connections to Vienna.
2: Fly to Vienna.

Bad Radkersburg and Mureck (finish points for Mur cycle path tours)  – via train to/from Vienna or Salzburg (see above).

Please see below for more detailed information on options available.

By Rail:
  • The excellent rail network in the area is the best option for transfers to/from Passau, Vienna, Munich, Salzburg, Graz and Konstanz as required.
By Air:
  • Salzburg
    British Airways – flying from London Gatwick.
    Ryanair – flying from London Stansted.
  • Vienna
    British Airways – flying from London Heathrow.
    Ryanair– flying from Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Stansted and Manchester.
    Austrian – flying from London Heathrow and Manchester
    Wizz Air – flying from London Gatwick
  • Munich
    British Airways – flying from London Heathrow
    easyjet – flying from  Edinburgh, London Gatwick and Manchester.
    Lufthansa – flying from Birmingham, Edinburgh, London Heathrow,  and Manchester.
  • Friedrichshafen
    No summer direct flights currently, but Lufthansa may offer connecting flights from London via Frankfurt or Düsseldorf
  • Zurich (Switzerland)
    British Airways –  flying from London City and London Heathrow.
    Swiss – flying from Birmingham, Manchester, London City and London Heathrow.
    Easyjet – flying from London Gatwick and London Luton.
    Edelweiss Air – flying from Edinburgh
By Car:

Use Ferry or Tunnel. Distances from Calais using toll roads: Passau 638 miles; Salzburg 695 miles; Munich 604 miles; Konstanz 500 miles.
Long term parking can usually be arranged (we can advise likely charges).

This information is correct as at January 2023.

Useful Contacts

Please note that rail and flight contacts are for your convenience and no endorsement is intended.

Rail contacts

www.oebb.at – Austrian Railways (timetables in English).
www.bahn.com – German Railways (timetables and online ticketing in English, including some Austria only services).
www.eurostar.co.uk – Eurostar
www.seat61.com – The Man in Seat 61 (an excellent independent site giving information on rail travel across Europe)

Flight contacts 

If you can, it is often worth checking alternative days (days or weeks), as sometimes you can save money by adding an extra day to the start or end of your trip.

www.britishairways.com British Airways
www.easyjet.com – easyjet
www.jet2.com – Jet2
www.ryanair.com – Ryanair
www.lufthansa.com – Lufthansa
www.swiss.com – Swiss International
www.austrian.com – Austrian
www.flyedelweiss.com – Edelweiss Air
www.wizzair.com – Wizz Air

Some flights are daily; others are only on certain days of the week.  Please check with airlines, particularly for return flights at the end of the holiday.

Airport websites

Many include local shuttle bus, train and taxi information.

www.salzburg-airport.com/en/ – Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart
www.viennaairport.com/ – Vienna International Airport
www.munich-airport.com – Munich
www.bodensee-airport.eu – Friedrichshafen Bodensee Airport
www.flughafen-zuerich.ch – Zurich

This information is correct as at January 2023.

Booking Procedure

Decide how and when you would like to travel, checking price and availability (either yourself or through your travel agent).
Once you are satisfied, place the booking with us. We will confirm the booking within 24 hours (week days only).
Once we have confirmed your reservation, book your travel arrangements.