Hallstatt Luggage Storage & Bag Lockers:
Important Info: There are no luggage lockers at the Hallstatt Train Station, see alternative options below for bag storage.
Luggage Locker Size & Cost: Small 2€ (45x35x85 cm); Medium 2.50€ (60x35x85 cm); Large 3.50€ (90x35x85 cm); Jumbo 4.50€ (90x50x85 cm).
Getting To Hallstatt: Read More Here.
We prefer to visit Hallstatt either as an overnight visitor or as a day trip from Salzburg which gets rid of any potential luggage storage issues, but in case you can’t avoid it below are your options for storing your bags while visiting. You will either have to temporarily store your luggage in a coin-operated locker during one of the short layovers on the way to or use one of the limited options in town. Be warned, there are no bag lockers at the tiny Hallstatt Train Station or at the Dachstein Ice Caves so please use the information below to plan for your luggage if needed.
Bag Lockers & Luggage Storage Options:
1. Attnang-Puchheim Train Station:
About This Option: When going to Hallstatt by train from either Salzburg or Vienna we have found that dropping your bags off at the Attnang-Puchheim Train Station is the easiest option especially since you will have to transfer trains here anyway. Coming from/to Vienna you will have a 20-30 minute layover between trains and from/to Salzburg a 12-17 minute layover to stash your luggage. The transfer window is plenty of time to store your bags in the lower level of the station and you’ll only be switching one platform to change trains. The trains to/from Vienna and Salzburg are usually on tracks 3/2 while the ones to/from Hallstatt are on next door tracks 4/5 and there are escalators to make the transfer easier.
Since the Attnang-Puchheim Train Station was rebuilt in 2011 we haven’t had any problems finding a bag locker to quickly store our luggage before catching the train to Hallstatt even with a short layover. The Attnang-Puchheim Train Station is modern, well laid out, and has tons of storage lockers. The luggage lockers are digital with open ones marked with a green light and taken ones with a red light. Simply select the lock you want with the touchpad and swipe your credit card. The cost for a locker ranges from 2-4€ depending on the size you need and it will be good for up to 24 hours. In the very unlikely event that all of the bag lockers in Attnang-Puchheim Bahnhof are all full, or your connection gets too tight, you will have to bring them with to Hallstatt and use one of the options below.
Number of Bag Lockers: There are a total of 15 bag lockers including 2 Large lockers (90x35x85 cm), 9 Medium lockers (60x35x85 cm), and 4 small lockers (45x35x85 cm). There have been open lockers everytime we have been at this station but the large ones are limited.
2. Dachstein Ice Caves Visitor Center:
About This Option: The Dachstein Ice Cave Visitor Center, finally has luggage lockers as of 2017. This has long been an issue for visitors needing to store their bags, especially if you were arriving by bus from Salzburg all the way through to the Ice Caves. Before these lockers were added, you would have had to get out in Hallstatt to drop your bags off and then wait 30-60 minutes for the next bus up to the visitor center which was a big waste of time. During the peak Summer season, the luggage lockers at the Ice Cave Visitors Center can get close to full mid-day, but if you are there earlier in the day you shouldn’t have any issues. We were there mid-day in September and only half of the luggage lockers were being used.
Number of Bag Lockers: The Dachstein Visitor Center has a limited number of storage with 12 Small lockers (45x35x85 cm), and 10 Large lockers (90x35x85 cm) that range from 1-2€ for up to 24 hours.
3. Salt Mine Visitor Center (Salzbergstraße 21):
About This Option: Opened in 2016, the Salt Mine Visitor Center is the only place in the Hallstatt village which has coin-operated lockers. It sits at the base of the funicular which lifts visitors up Salt Mountain (Salzberg) to Rudolph’s Tower and the Salt Mine entrance. The Salt Mine Visitor Center is fairly close to the Hallstatt Lahn Bus Stop and is open until an hour after the funicular lift closes so in the Summer months it is open until 7pm. Like the Hallstatt Tourism Office, stopping here to drop your bags takes you off of the bus 543 that would continue to the Ice Caves, but it is an excellent backup option.
Number of Bag Lockers: There are a total of 14 bag lockers including 10 Large lockers (90x35x85 cm) and 4 small lockers (45x35x85 cm). If you happen to be touring the salt mine backpack (non-suitcase) you can store it for free during your tour in the area where you get changed into your mining suit.
Center Hours: Stays open 1 hour after the funicular lift closes. April through late-September 9am-7pm; late-September through early-November 9am-5:30pm; the rest of November 9am-5pm; CLOSED late-November until early-April.
4. Hallstatt Luggage Depot (Seestraße 114):
About This Option: Newly opened in 2019 is a much needed luggage depot in the heart of Hallstatt just a short walk from the ferry dock. Previously the Hallstatt Tourism Office on the Southside of town would hold up to 20 bags, but after taking a year off of the storage business the regional Dachstein Salzkammergut Office opened a luggage depot closer to the heart of town. The only downside to this option is that the office and depot are closed on weekends, but it can still be a very helpful option.
Hours: Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm; closed on Saturday & Sunday. Cost: Suitcase 5€, small bag 3€. Website: Here.
5. Kurt`s Mammut Express (Obertraun):
About This Option: Friendly cafe located directly across the road from the Obertraun train station, this luggage storage option is ideal for visitors looking to arrive by train then take Bus 543 up to the ice cave. Yes the Ice Cave Visitor’s center has its own limited number of lockers also that may be a better option, but this cafe is a great place to stop for a coffee or soup. The tables are themed like the inside of a train car and the owner can be very helpful finding you accommodations in Obertraun if needed.
Cafe Hours: April-October the cafe is open Tuesday-Friday 1-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-8pm; Closed Mondays. Luggage Storage Hours: The owner is often available daily from 8am-8pm to help you with luggage storage even outside of the operation hours for the cafe since it is attached to their home. You just need to ring the bell and as long as he is available they can accommodate you. Cost: 3-5€ per item. Website: Here.
6. Salzburg & Vienna Train Stations:
About This Option: Most people needing to store their luggage while visiting Hallstatt are traveling between Vienna and Salzburg or Munich so this option for your bags won’t work for many. There are a ton of luggage lockers at Salzburg station as well as the major stations in Vienna. You can store your bags for up to 24 hours. The Salzburg Station option isn’t super useful for most people, but can be ideal if you are popping out to Hallstatt for the day then returning back through Salzburg either to switch to a new hotel or continue to a new city in the West of town like Munich.
Number of Bag Lockers: The Salzburg station has well over 100 lockers with dozens of each size so finding a locker is super easy. They even have specialty lockers for downhill skis.
7. Hallstatt Tourism Office (Storage No Longer Available):
About This Option: Located right next to the main Hallstatt Lahn bus stop on the South side of town, the Hallstatt Tourism office NO LONGER allows for luggage storage as of 2018. We still wanted to mention them on here just to make sure that if anyone heard that the office does luggage storage that it no longer does. You can still stop by and pick up great brochures and get info on what to do in town.
Office Hours: January to April Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm; Saturday 9am-1pm; Sundays Closed. May to June Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-2:30pm. July to October Monday-Friday 8:30am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday 9am-4pm. November & December Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday Closed.
8. Weekday Door To Door Service:
About This Option: If you are traveling by train, the Austrian National Railway (OEBB) has a limited weekday door to door luggage delivery service called Haus-Haus-Gepäck. A situation where you might use the service is if you are going from Salzburg to Vienna and visiting Hallstatt for the day on the way through. You send your luggage ahead to Vienna, taking your carry only to Hallstatt then pick up your bigger luggage in Vienna the next day. Some people do find the luggage service better than dropping your bags in a coin locker mid journey than having to pick them back up again. It is also very popular for sending bikes, strollers, and ski equipment between cities especially since there are options for pickup or delivery with Germany and Switzerland also.
How It Works: You have to add the luggage service onto your OEBB train ticket at least 2 days before departure then bring your bags to the luggage service area of the train station during your designated 4-hour time slot which will be sometime from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday. Pick-up and delivery are available to and from Salzburg, Linz, Graz, Vienna, Innsbruck, (not Hallstatt) as well as many cities in Germany, South Tyrol and Switzerland. If your origin and destination are both in Austria the bags will arrive following day in inside a set 4-hour window, but if it is international delivery takes up to 3 days. The costs is usually 20€ per bag domestically or 40€ for international service. Vienna has extended hours from 5-9pm on Wednesday but they charge an extra 15€ per bag. There surcharge of 10€ for special items and 10-20€ for bikes.
9. Bad Ischl Train Station (Storage No Longer Available):
About This Option: Not much to say here as what was once the second best option to store your luggage near Hallstatt no longer has bag lockers. It doesn’t make much sense why they would have gotten rid of them as there was plenty of space along the side of the building facing the train tracks and the building is usually staffed, but they removed the lockers.