Getting to and around Vienna

Getting to Vienna

By Airplane

Vienna International Airport is located 20 km south-east of the city center ( There are several possibilities to travel from the airport to the city center. For train schedules and further information about travelling options see the homepage of Austrian Rail Networks ÖBB (

  • City Airport Train (CAT): This train runs from the airport non-stop to Wien-Mitte. Trains leave every half an hour and take 16 minutes. Tickets can be bought online (for € 11) or at vending machines (for € 12) (
  • Schnellbahn (S-Bahn) and Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB): Trains - S7 and ÖBB lines - run approximately every quarter of an hour and connect the airport to various train stations in the city center. The ride takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Tickets cost € 4,10 and can be bought online ( or at vending machines.
  • Vienna Airport Lines (VAL): Three different bus lines connect the airport with Vienna’s main public transport junctions. Busses leave every 30 minutes and take 20 to 40 minutes to the city center. Tickets cost € 8 and can be bought online, VAL vending machines at the airport, ÖBB vending machines or directly from the driver (

By train

Vienna three larger train stations (Wien Hauptbahnhof, Wien Westbahnhof, Wien Meidling) can be reached via trains operated by the ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways), the Westbahn or foreign railways companies. Please visit and to find route options and book your tickets. 

By bus

Bus companies such as Eurolines ( and Flixbus ( offer rides to Vienna.

By car

Please note that driving on Austrian motorways requires a highway toll sticker: The “Vignette” can be bought at any gas station along the route. For more information on toll sticker prices see

Several districts of Vienna are short-term parking zones that require the purchase of parking tickets. Commonly, information is displayed directly at the parking spaces. Further information (also about where to buy tickets) can be found at A cheaper option is to leave your car in one of the park and ride facilities at the outlying districts of Vienna and use public transport for the rest of the way (

Getting around Vienna

Public Transport

Vienna provides a well-developed public transportation system comprising subway lines (U-Bahn), local trains (S-Bahn), tram lines (Straßenbahn) and bus lines (Autobus). There are various different types of tickets, such as single tickets (€ 2,40), 24-hour tickets (€ 8), 48-hour tickets (€ 14,10), 72-hour tickets (€ 17,10) and weekly tickets (note: they are valid from Monday to Monday, € 17,10). You can purchase tickets at the vending machines at subway stations. Single tickets can also be bought on board of a tram or a bus (at a slightly higher rate). On weekdays public transport is runs almost 20 hours per day (until shortly after midnight), with nightlines provided during nighttime. On weekends metro lines run all night long. For further information and route planning see


Vienna provides a public bike rental system. To use the "Citybikes" you need register either online ( or directly at any terminal of a rental station. The one-time registration fee is € 1 (being a credit for your first trip that takes longer than one hour). The first hour of rental is free, after that fees apply. Given the short distances between Vienna's main attractions and its increasingly well elaborated bikeway network, cycling in Vienna is a pleasant way of getting around.


There is several taxi companies: Taxi +43 1 60 1 60, Taxi +43 1 40 100, and Taxi +43 1 31 300. You can find taxi stands all over the city.

Cafés and Eateries around the venue