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approximate cost of taxi Innsbruck to Hall

We are taking the train from Desenzano to Hall. On the bahn.de website it shows a one hour wait between arrival in Innsbruck and leaving for Hall -- which is only a four minute journey. Does anybody know what the approximate taxi fare to Hall would be if we decided to only go as far as Innsbruck?

Thanks for any knowledge.
Andrea

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Give me a date and a time. There are buses from in front of the Innsbruck Hbf to Hall (mostly to Unterer Stadtplatz) every 10-15 min during most of the day. You can look for schedules at www.vvt.at (Verkehrsverbund Tirol).

You must be going at an off time, because this website also shows about 4 trains/hour.

Train or bus is €2,90 pP one way.

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Thanks Lee and Ian,

It will be Sunday, September 19th and I was thinking of the 8:10 departure as there are no connections and it does go through the Brenner Pass which I though would be most scenic.

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It looks like your scheduled arrival in Innsbruck is 12:32. There is a bus from in front of the Hbf leaving at 12:46, getting to Hall, Unterer Stadtplatz, at 13:06. There's another one half an hour later, at 13:16.

Bus route 4 leaves from the southern-most bus stop in front of the station. The taxi stand is just south of there. If you miss the 12:46 bus, you could try a taxi.

You should probably get familiar with that website, vvt.at. There are convenient buses in Hall, between the Bahnhof and the old town, for instance.

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That is an off time, and bad luck too. Only 1 train an hour at lunch on Sundays, and it leaves 4 minutes before you get there. And no chance of shortcutting, your train is non-stop from Brenner.

You could take a short walk and see the Golden Shed. (oops Roof)

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Thanks Lee for the website. I've bookmarked it and it will be quite useful.

I'm sure I'll be happy with some underwhelming moments, Tom. We've planned an ambitious trip.

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I spent two nights in Hall last August, and I can concur with Tom that is is underwhelming. On the between day I took the train from Hall to Innsbruck, then over Brenner Pass to Fortezza, Italy and back (Italy, check). For someone from Colorado, Brenner Pass is also underwhelming. Pretty, but nothing like the Rockies.

I came back from Innsbruck on the bus. I don't think it was scheduling, because I had to wait a while for the bus, but Unterer Stadtplatz was closer to my room than the Bahnhof.

Where are you going from Hall?

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We have the two nights in Hall, followed by two nights in Salzburg, two nights in Hallstatt, and three nights in Vienna.

We are staying at the Garten Hotel Maria Theresia so we are thinking of treating ourselves to a massage and maybe some other total relaxation treatment. We will have already completed three nights in Venice and five nights on three different Italian Lakes.

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I put in Innsbruck Hbf and the address of your hotel, Reimmichlstrasse 25. It showed the best route to be Bus line 'S' from the same bus stop at 12:50 (now you have 18 min) to Hall Kurhaus (13:12), change to Bus 7370 (13:14) to Heiligkreuz Kirche (Holy Cross Church) (13:19), then walk back 100 yds, 2 min) to your hotel.

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Hi James Hall was pretty enough but I would not recommend it for two nights, especially a Sunday and a Monday. We arrived later in the day by train and planned to take a taxi to the hotel. We knew it would be a slow night when we exited the train station and saw absolutely nothing or nobody. Walked out to the busier street by the train station and there was no sign of a taxi there either. Luckily there was a map posted so we jotted down the directions and set off on foot but it was a long walk uphill with our backpacks. There was absolutely nothing open for dinner on the Sunday so we ate at the hotel which turned out to be really nice. The next morning we hustled over to the TI to take the walking tour only to be refused admission. Even though we were 30 minutes early and they only had one participant they insisted that if we did not book minimum one day in advance they would not have us. Even more irritating, we later went for the tour of the mining museum. That tour is PART of the same walking tour they refused us, so we were now with the one guy and guide. Weird and irritating. Again on Monday limited options for dining so we ate at the hotel. We did really enjoy a hike up to Thaur (very friendly locals all around) and area so in the end decided to be positive about the whole thing and call it, as the man himself says, a vacation from our vacation. Oh, and had plenty of time to do some laundry by hand.

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I did not find the TI office in Hall to be particularly accommodating.

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There´s nothing wrong with Hall, as such. But there´s hundreds of similar towns scattered throughout Austria and Germany. I went out of my way to visit Hall because the Blue Book seemed to make such a big deal out of it, only to find that is was very similar to the last town I visited, no better or worse. I still trust Rick Steves for lodging recommendations, but I´m suspicious of the random small towns he chooses to highlight.

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I liked Hall in Tyrol, but only for a half-day stroll through the old city and a stop in the coin museum. I wouldn't recommend it for an extended stay.

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I was surprised to read all the negative comments about Hall in Tirol. While it is not an entertainment center (understatement), it is a beautiful village of that area. I stayed at the Gasthof Badl Hall In Tirol about 10 years ago, one 2 nights. The town was a good walking town, doing your own tour looking at the village parish church and the Jesuit church. Burg Hasegg (Hasegg Castle), Rathaus, and the rows of traditional Austria houses in the village were delightful. Rick Steves had recommended eating at Frau Steiner's and the food was some of the best in that area.
Hall is not Vienna, Innsbruck, or Salzburg, but it has its own beauty.

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I would have happily ate at Rick's recommended restaurant but on Sundays and Mondays the whole town shuts down after lunch. Its hotel fare or nothing. As I said, Hall was nice enough but two nights was excessive for my interest level.

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Hi, Just wanted to post for anyone visiting Hall in Tirol that the Burg Tavern (in Burg Hasseg) is open every day. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere we've been in Europe. www.erlebnisgastro.at/burgtaverne/burgtaverne.html I have to agree with Alice, we recently stayed at the Gasthof Badl for the fourth time. This past November was the first time visiing the Advent Markets in Hall, Innsbruck and Rattenberg. Lee, if you want to see some really spectacular mountain scenery, if you get the chance, go a little further in Italy (another hour) to the Val Gardena area. Paul