Our bus offers
Getting around the Wilder Kaiser region
Our bus offers
Getting around the Wilder Kaiser region
Relax and get to know the Wilder Kaiser region thanks to our broad selection of buses. In summer, the KaiserJet bus for hikers and bathers, the local hikers’ buses and the mountaineer taxi will take transport you comfortably and safely to the hiking starting point or excursion destination of your choice. Furthermore, take advantage of the village evening bus to visit our evening events from Tuesday to Friday without a car. Wondering how to access the cable cars in winter? Take advantage of the ski buses in Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll, which will transport you to the valley stations early in the morning.
The KaiserJet connects the village centres of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll with all cable car valley stations, bathing lakes, the Kaiserbad (open air pool, indoor pool, wellness, climbing hall, tennis hall) and the excursion destinations throughout the region. The Kaiserjet ‘flies’ through the region every hour from mid of June 2020 to beginning of October 2021.
Holders of either a Wilder Kaiser Card (guests, residents, employees) or a lift pass can take advantage of this offer free of charge.
This free hikers’ bus runs daily between the Ellmau Dorf/Bauhof bus stop the trailhead of the hike to the Wochenbrunner Alm Alpine hut. Passengers can change to/from the KaiserJet and regular buses at the Ellmau Dorf/Bauhof bus stop.
The free "Hintersteiner See hikers’ bus" runs daily between the village of Scheffau (Dorf) and Hintersteinersee lake (alternates between the western and eastern banks). Please note: Groups of 10 persons or more must register in advance with the Scheffau tourist board. Change to/from the KaiserJet or regular buses at the Scheffau Dorf bus stop.
In order to reduce unnecessary traffic, in July & August 2021 there will be an extra Park & Ride hiking bus to Hintersteiner See in addition to the existing hiking buses that run from Scheffau village centre.
The bus runs daily from 09:30 - 19:00 from the gravel car park on the Loferer-Bundesstraße B178 east of the ENI petrol station in Scheffau to the Hintersteiner See Seestüberl bus stop. The parking & hiking bus is free of charge. Parking is also available free of charge at the gravel car park during the day. Attention: No vehicles may be parked overnight.
From the Ellmau Dorf/Bauhof bus stop, a free hikers’ call bus* runs several times a day via the stations Going Dorf, the fire station car park (Feuerwehrparkplatz) in Going, and the Going bathing lake (Badesee) to Hüttling. The latter is the starting point for multi-day hikes (Kaiserkrone, 3-day mountain hut hike) and day hikes (e.g. Schleier Waterfall, Moor & More). You can change from/to the KaiserJet and the regular buses at several stops.
*Please note: The Rufbus must be ordered at least 30 minutes before departure by calling Stadttaxi Ellmau/Kitzbühel on +43 5358 3912. Only if the Rufbus Hüttling/Tannbichl has been ordered will it run. On the outward journey, it is only possible to get off at the terminus, not along the route.
The collective taxi for climbing enthusiasts
In summer the mountaineer taxi (subject to a charge) will take you to the Wilder Kaiser mountain at the best times of day.More
1. Can residents, accommodation providers, second-home owners and employees in tourism also travel free of charge by public bus?
All persons who have a permanent main or secondary residence in the region and who can therefore (theoretically) make use of the VVT’s 365 day offer, are not covered by the carriage regulation. This applies to all residents and thus also to accommodation providers. VVT monthly passes have been available at every tourist information office since June 2019. All BürgerCard (ResidentCard), FreizeitwohnsitzCard (HolidayHomeCard) or StaffCard holders can borrow these passes free of charge up to 10 times a year and thus make use of the public transport system throughout Tirol! This offer is 100% financed by the tourist board.
2. I don't have a smartphone. Can I still take the bus from the train station to the region free of charge?
Yes, the Wilder Kaiser guest card can be sent by email in advance and printed out at home.
3. My accommodation provider cannot or does not want to send me the Wilder Kaiser guest card in advance by email or to my mobile phone. What are my options?
In this case, you unfortunately cannot take advantage of the free bus journey and have to buy a regular ticket. Alternatively, you can use the Wilder Kaiser train station shuttle, which will take you directly to your accommodation for €15 per person. On the day of departure, you can use the bus to arrive back to the departure station free of charge with your guest card.
4. Can the accommodation provider send me the guest card in advance by post?
Unfortunately, it is not possible for the accommodation provider to issue a physical guest card before check-in.
5. I have a guest card and would like to take a day trip from Ellmau, Going, Scheffau or Söll to Innsbruck by bus and train. Do I have to pay full price?
In this instance, you can take the bus to Wörgl free of charge. From here you only have to buy a train ticket from Wörgl to Innsbruck (buy at the counter, ticket.vvt.at or from the bus driver).
Due to low travel demand, the ski buses of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll are temporarily suspended.
Current information and any new timetables can still be found on this page.
The free ski bus runs regularly between all ski bus stops within the villages of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau or Söll in the Wilder Kaiser region. Thanks to this service, easily access the SkiWelt resort’s cable car valley stations and the village centres of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau and Söll without a car. Access the current ski bus timetable at the ski bus stops or obtain a paper copy from the Tourismusverband Wilder Kaiser’s local tourist information offices.