By the public Postbus service to the Dobratsch

Postbus times: 

  • May until October: Wednesday & Saturday 
  • Start of July until the start of September: Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 

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Our tip:
Travel on the Dobratsch Bus service is free with the ‘Erlebnis Card’ for the region of Villach! Get information here about the ‘Erlebnis Card’.  

Bus companies & tour organisers - an attractive destination for you and your guests!

Offer your clients a lovely day excursion option on the Villach Alpine Road - from Villach-Möltschach, the 16.5 kilometre mountain road proceeds up to the Rosstratte, the finish point on the Dobratsch. The roadway is six metres in width throughout and the twists and turns are easy to navigate, which makes for a relaxing bus journey, and provides guests with an incomparable experience of the natural surroundings. The gradient is ten percent at most and the 1200 metres of ascent doesn’t present any specific challenge to modern tour buses. You plan how long you stay on Villach Alpine Road – depending on the time you have available there are several attractions to visit. Total drive time from the pay desk to Rosstratte P11 car park is around 30 minutes.

Get information about our attractive ticket prices for bus companies and Villach Alpine Road opening hours. 

Prices & opening hours

The loveliest excursion destinations for those travelling by bus

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A woman explains plants in the Alpengarten | ©

Parking for 5 buses   
On an area spanning around 10,000 m², in Alpine garden around 800 Alpine plants from three climatic zones grow. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the car park and you should plan around an hour for a visit. Special rates (group discount rate for nine people and over). Open daily from the end of May until the end of August, from 09:00-18:00


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Villach Alpine Road, Skywalk Rote Wand | © Stabentheiner

Parking for 5 buses   
A barrier-free path with no steps and a moderate incline proceeds from the car park up to the platform, which provides a view, 400 metres down, above the cliff faces below and a fantastic view to the Julian Alps and the Karawanken.


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Aerial photograph Aichinger Lodge | ©

Parking for three buses, WC, catering, children's play area 
The ‘Herrscher der Lüfte’ (‘Rulers of the Sky’) exhibition provides your bus tour guests the opportunity to observe bird life in Dobratsch Nature Park. (Time needed: around 20 minutes) From here there is also a dreamy panoramic view to the numerous lakes. And: At Aichingerhütte sun terrace the delicious Carinthian foods that are served taste particularly great! 


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Family on the relaxing deck chears on the Rosstratte | ©

Parking for four buses, barrier-free WC, catering 
The end point of the Villach Alpine Road provides several opportunities for your guests. For instance, they can take a short stroll to the viewing plateau, or even head out on a somewhat longer hike to the Dobratsch summit which has two of the highest pilgrimage churches in the Eastern Alps. Especially appealing – the Gams- and Gipfelblick platform which is a 20 minute walk away. Bus tours are very welcome to Berggasthof ‘Rosstratte’, numerous delicious Carinthian meals feature on the menu.


Bus company & tour organiser - become a regular customer now! Did you know that as a bus company or a tour organiser you can become a Villach Alpine Road regular customer? And enjoy a great deal of benefits!

aerial photograph of a sunset with a view to  Villach Alpine Road | ©

Benefits for you as a regular customer:

  • Cashless journeys with regular customer card or vouchers
  • Restrospective billing
  • speedy processing at pay desks

And quite incidentally offer your guests the perfect all-round experience – with exhibitions, experience worlds and stop-off options that are perfect for group travel. Of course appropriate bus infrastructure is provided along Villach Alpine Road – including plenty of free bus parking spaces, the majority of which have tables and benches for relaxing stop-offs. 

Become a regular customer: it’s so easy …     

  • Register as a regular customer: download our regular customer contract here (german only). 
  • Send the completed contract to:  Christian Eibl, Telephone: +43 662 873 673 118, E-mail: 
  • All bus journeys are charged monthly on a retrospective basis – you don’t have to make any cash payments! 
  • Your invoice will contain a breakdown of all the journeys completed within the billing period, with details of the vehicle license number, journey date and number of persons conveyed.  
  • You can browse through our tour operator brochure here (german only). 

When can we welcome you within our circle of regular customers? We look forward to a successful partnership and hope you and your customers have a wonderful time on Villach Alpine Road in Carinthia!