Everything for bus operators: Discount for regular customers, infrastructure, timetables etc.

Every year around a million guests visit the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and its many different sights. Bus trips on Austria’s most unique Alpine road are becoming increasingly popular. Did you know that as a bus company, or tour organiser working with Grossglockner Hochalpenstrassen AG on regular basis that you get to enjoy so many benefits? For instance, a regular customer discount of up to 30 percent! Find out all the key information here about our regular customer benefits and the infrastructure for bus trips along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.  

Straßenverlauf Fuscher Lacke bis Mittertörl | © grossglockner.at/Michael Stabentheiner
Important road details 
  • Turning radius: average turn 15 m, minimum radius 12 m 
  • Tunnel height: 4 m respectively
    •    Mittertörl Tunnel 117 m, with no restrictions
    •    Hochtor Tunnel 311 m for double-decker buses single-
  •  Edelweiss-Spitze is not driveable by bus. The highest point of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, the Edelweiss-Spitze, is unfortunately not accessible to vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. However, this popular viewing point can be reached on foot in around 30 minutes from the car park at Restaurant Fuschertörl! 

Benefits for you as a regular customer at Austria’s highest mountain  

  • Cashles drives (including on Gerlos Alpine Road and entry to Krimml Worlds of Water) 
  • Retrospective billing 
  • Speedy processing at pay desks 
  • Regular customer discount of up to 30 percent annually! 

Becoming a regular customer is so straightforward …
  1. Register as a regular customer: download our regular customer contract here
  2. Send the completed contract to: Christian Eibl, telephone: +43 662 873673 118, E-Mail: eibl@grossglockner.at 
  3. As a bus company or travel operator, achieve a minimum turnover of 300 Euros within one calendar year on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and... 
  4. As a regular customer receive turnover based, graded reimbursement at the end of the year.  
  5. All bus journeys are charged in arrears on a monthly basis – you don’t have to make any cash payment!
  6. The invoice includes a list of all trips made during the billing period, specifying the licence plate number, date of journey and number of persons conveyed.
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Our bus services for you

Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Glocknerbus, glacier road, view of the Grossglockner | © grossglockner.at/Michael Königshofer

How it works – drive the bus up to the light barrier at the pay cabin – your licence plate is captured automatically. Scan your regular customer card at the cash point and off you go! 

Flowers in the front with Fuscher Lacke | © grossglockner.at/Gellner

The catering establishments and exhibitions in the Grossglockner High Alpine Road are logistically set up to accommodate buses. More than 100 free bus parking spaces are available in the parking areas.


Glocknerstrasse, Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Hoehe bus car park | © grossglockner.at/Simon Oberleitner

All bus parking areas, including details of maximum capacity and journey times from various cities such as Salzburg, Innsbruck, Munich, Vienna to Fusch or Heiligenblut, can be found in the brochure created especially for tour operators and coach travel companies. 

More than 100 free coach parking spaces are available in the car parks. 

"Building the road" exhibition in the preserved tollhous, Fuscher Lacke | © grossglockner.at/Fuscher Lacke

Unique free exhibitions in the Haus Alpine Naturschau, in the original Straßenwärterhäuschen hut at the Fuscher Lacke, Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe and much more. 


Hiker with national park ranger, view of Grossglockner | © grossglockner.at/Michael Königshofer

From mid-July to the end of September, daily at 10:30 and 13:30, free guided hikes with a national park ranger start from the visitor centre on the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe via the panorama trail up to the Kaiserstein. Groups are requested to book in advance. +43 4825 6161 or nationalpark@ktn.gv.at

Glocknerstrasse, view from the Edelweiss peak  | ©  grossglockner.at/Michael Koenigshofer

Discover the Grossglockner High Alpine Road without obstacles! We attach great importance to ensuring that our visitors can experience the beauty of this unique landscape regardless of their individual needs. With wheelchair-accessible facilities, barrier-free paths and an inclusive service, we want to ensure that every guest has an unforgettable adventure along our road. Find out more about our accessible offers. 

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Environmentally-friendly travel – by bus to hiking fun  

If you would like to travel by bus to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe, you can do so from the Salzburg and Carinthian sides. From the end of May until the end of September the Glocknerbus proceeds from Hinterglemm via Zell am See and from Kaprun via Fusch/Ferleiten, up to the Höhe. You will be accompanied on the journey by a National Park Ranger who will provide plenty of interesting information. Postbus services start in Lienz and Spittal/Drau, which take you to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe and back again. Detailed information about timetables and Glocknerbus stations can be found here.