Passau is a busy summer holiday destination, although many of the visitors seen in the old town will be from the massive river cruise ships or from European bus tours.
Plenty of hotels are available on the central 'old' part of Passau, but there is also a choice a short distance away over the rivers for those who want to choose an area that is a little quieter.
The hotels chosen are from the four-star and four-star superior categories and some of them have online booking facilities through our travel fulfilment partner Booking.com. You can check availability at those particular hotels by clicking on the button under the hotel.
If you know when you are planning to go but haven't decided on accommodation, then use the search form underneath to get an idea of which hotels are available and to compare prices during the period you wish to travel.
(Please note that this selection will also include some guesthouses, pensions and self-catering apartments for those who are interested in that form of accommodation!)
Although it is not the closest airport to Passau, Munich Airport is far and away the most-used airport for those visiting the city. The airport has a vast choice of flights and easy public transport and motorway access to the city.
Distance to Linz Airport: 104km
Distance to Salzburg Airport: 124km
Distance to Munich Airport: 159km
Distance to Nuremberg Airport: 225km
Linz and Salzburg over the border in Austria could both be options if there are suitable flights. Salzburg, especially, has quite a number of options due to its status as an arrival airport for those travelling to the Austrian mountain resorts in winter and summer.
Passau train station is located about a kilometre to the west of the old town and has regular services to both Munich and Regensburg. There are also services over the border to Linz and long-distance ICE trains to other destinations in Europe. Local trains run to Mühldorf am Inn and into the southern part of the Bavarian Forest on the Ilztalbahn (the 'Untere Waldbahn').