Open all year round: the Villach Alpine Road
Street section with flower meadow

The prices and opening hours

Villach Alpine Road prices and opening hours

Flexible day, month and season tickets for cars, motorbikes and buses

From 15.11.2021 to 15.4.2022 (winter season) the city of Villach is responsible for the Villacher Alpine Road. The information about the road conditions is deactivated in the winter season! Information about road conditions (closed road, snow chains) can be seen by traffic signs at the beginning of the road depending on the situation.

No matter whether you’re only driving once on the Villach Alpine Road during your holiday in Carinthia or want to use all advantages of the mountain road at Dobratsch national park throughout the year as a local: the various different tickets perfectly suit your requirements! Tip: motorcyclists holding a tour ticket can purchase a discounted ticket for the Villach Alpine Road.

Prices 2021 Villach Alpine Road

Private car | Mobile home* | Motorcycle
19,00 €
12,50 €
28,00 €
21,00 €
Season ticket
52,50 €
52,50 €
Season tickets are valid from the first day of the season until winter closing, but no later than 31 December of the year issued. Season tickets can only be purchased for private vehicles (not for company cars, taxis and rental cars or other commercial uses). Classification is determined by vehicle registration certificate only (Austrian Terms of Vehicle Use 01).
14,00 €
11,50 €
Electric cars and hydrogen cars. No hybrid car.
The category "car" includes motor homes up to 3500 kg maximum gross vehicle weight (GVWR) and caravan combinations with a towing vehicle up to 3500 kg GVWR.
Motor homes and caravans from 3500 kg to 7500 kg GVWR are categorized as "Truck 1"; vehicles over 7500 kg GVWR are categorized as "Truck 2".
Truck 1
Truck 2
Truck ticket
24,00 €
30,00 €
Truck 1: tractors and other freight pulling vehicles up to 3500 kg maximum gross vehicle weight (GVWR).

Truck 2: tractors and other freight pulling vehicles over 3500 kg maximum gross vehicle weight (GVWR).

The return trip on the same day is free of charge.
Bus group | Adults & Children
Bus group (per person)
3,30 €
1,60 €
Up to 6 passenger or empty bus costs € 19,80. The return trip on the same day is free of charge. Children in the age of 6-15 years, accept of groups of pupils (up to the age of 18, the child rate will be charged).
Bus prices are based on the actual number of passengers carried (but not below the minimum price), excluding the driver and one tour guide. However, the cashier may check the vehicle to verify this information. If the specified number of persons is incorrect, then instead of the group rate, the adult rate will be charged for the actual number of seats stated in the vehicle’s registration certificate.
For group trips of schoolchildren or adolescents up to the age of 18, the child rate will be charged. One accompanying adult is free per 10 children.
More information you can read in the brochure.

Kärnten Card
Free use of the Villach Alpine Road (1 free admission every day) including several facilities (except for the alpine botanic garden). For all passengers who don‘t show Kärnten Card will be charged an additional fee of € 5,-/person.


Opening hours

The Villach Alpine Road is open all year round and requires an admission fee
from mid-April to mid-November.
No motorcycles between 8.00 pm and 7.00 am

Access prohibited beyond the ticket office in the following period:
June 1 to August 31 from 10.00 pm to 4.00 am
September 1 to May 31 from 9.30 pm to 5.00 am

The Nature Conservation Act and the Nature Conservation Ordinance permit camping only at officially approved campsites. There are no campsites directly in the street area of the Villacher Alpine Road. Camping along the road is therefore prohibited.