Getting there & away
About five buses a day connect Hallstatt town with Obertraun (€1.70, 10 minutes) and Bad Ischl (€4, 50 minutes) until the late afternoon. Get off the Postbus at the Parkterrasse stop for the centre and the tourist office, or at Lahn (at the southern end of the road tunnel) for the Jugendherberge.
Hallstatt train station is across the lake. The boat service from there to the village coincides with train arrivals. The last ferry connection leaves Hallstatt train station at 6.29pm (€1.70, 10 to 45 minutes). Car access into the village is restricted from early May to late October: electronic gates are activated during the day. Staying overnight in town gives free parking and a pass to open the gates.