The Alpine Road is not particularly well suited for a budget DIY roadtrip.
Many of the roads are country routes either with locals or with tourist traffic on them, so not particularly suited to hitchhiking.
The public transport tends to be fragmented and often running north to south rather than the west to east of the route.
Nonetheless the Alpine Road does have an excellent selection of youth hostels - both public and private - for those who are looking for budget accommodation along the way.
Hostels with the "Check Availability" button underneath offer the ability to see if accommodation is available on desired dates through our travel fulfilment partner Booking.com. Click on the button to see whether rooms are free.