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The bus is the most convenient way to reach the six major ski areas outside the city. A Club Innsbruck pass (free from the tourist office or your hotel if you spend one night or more) gives you complimentary transportation to the ski areas; many hotels provide shuttle service to the special ski bus stop. These are not the regular city buses, but deluxe ski buses that leave from the Landestheater on Rennweg, across from the Hofburg.
Driving is the best way to see Tirol, since it allows you to wander off the main routes at your pleasure or to stop and admire the view. In Tirol, as throughout Austria, where the train doesn't go, the post-office or railway bus does, and except in the most remote areas buses are frequent enough that you can get around, but bus travel requires time and planning.
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