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Travelling to Vienna

Vienna Schwechat is Austria's main airport, but you can also fly to Linz, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt or Graz. Austrian Airlines (AUA), is a holding company that includes Lauda Air and Tyrolean Airlines as well, flies to numerous international destinations. Find out about cheap flights to Vienna.

The Austrian rail network is comfortable, modern and reliable. International bus connections are cheaper but also slower and less comfortable.

The network of streets and highways is excellent and well maintained. You can cross the border 24 hours a day at major crossing points.


Getting Around in Vienna


The Austrians are known to be a car-loving nation. As a result, Austria boasts an excellent road network. However, almost all of the bigger cities suffer from severe parking availability problems. Spaces are scarce and prohibitively expensive. If you do find a space, the time you are allowed to park for is usually around 90 minutes in central districts. One way streets and traffic jams also take enjoyment out of the journey.

If you do decide to drive your own car here to Vienna you will need to purchase a Vignette which is a form of toll that allows you to drive on Austria's motorways. These vignettes can be purchased at gas stations, border crossings etc.

Drivers in Austria are also required to carry safety warning equipment, namely a reflective warning triangle to place on the road in the event of an accident, a first aid kit and a reflective vest. Failure to carry these items in your car will leave you liable to a fine.

Do you prefer to rent a car during your stay in Vienna? No problem, we have compiled a list of attractive car rentals.


Public Transport

Vienna features an impressive public transport system. The subway, trams and buses assure reliable and clean transportation. The underground/subway system is particularly easy to navigate. At night, there exists a network of night buses, a cheaper alternative to taking a taxi. All of these transport options are available at very reasonable prices ranging from Euro 1.80 for a single Journey, Euro 14.00 for a weekly card and Euro 49.50 for a monthly ticket.



Much of Vienna encourages cyclists through designated cycle lanes. Since 2002 the city has even offered public bicycles ('Stadtrad') in central districts. Tourists and locals use them for short distances. They are free save apart from a small deposit.

There are many beautifully tended cycling routes throughout the country esp. along the Danube River.



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