Getting to Vienna

Getting to Vienna

The Austrian capital is well-connected with the rest of the world thanks to its location in Central Europe. Whether by plane, by train, by car or by ship on the Danube – many paths lead to Vienna.

By Plane

Vienna’s central position in Europe makes it a hub offering optimal transportation connections to the whole world. 205 destinations across 71 countries are regularly served from Vienna by 74 airlines.

By Train

A very comfortable way to travel to Vienna. The products of ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) and the Westbahn will serve all your travel needs.

By Car and Bus

There’s an excellent network of motorways and expressways that lead to Vienna.

From the airport to Vienna city centre

City Airport Train (CAT)

The CAT is the quickest connection from the airport to downtown Vienna (Wien Mitte, connections to U3, U4, rapid transit railway). It runs every 30 minutes.

The Railjets of Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)

The Railjets offer a quick and comfortable ride straight into the heart of the city. They run twice every hour from Vienna Airport to Vienna Main Station(U1) and Wien Meidling Station(U6).

Taking the Bus

The Vienna Airport Bus Lines take you directly to the city centre – to the Donauzentrum via Messezentrum & Vienna International Centre, or to the Westbahnhof and Vienna Main Station.

Getting around Vienna

The City of Music is voted as one of Europe’s top pedestrian-friendly cities. With its vast pedestrian zones – Stadtpark & the Prater and promenades along the Danube Canal, made famous by Johann Strauss’s beautiful Blue Danube waltz, there is no better way to explore the Austrian capital than by foot.

The city is bicycle-friendly too, so perhaps consider renting two wheels for your stay if you’ve got the legs for it!

And, if you decide to use public transportation, Vienna can offer you a big network of buses, trams, trains and metro (U-Bann Subway), to get you around the city easily and comfortably.

**Information gathered from: The online travel guide for Vienna – VIENNA – Now. Forever