Travel Information

Traveling to Vienna

By plane

If you arrive at the Vienna International Airport (VIE) you can choose several transportation systems to get to the city center. There are two railway options, buses and taxis.

  • The cheapest option is to use the railway line S7 to the station Wien Mitte-Landstraße. The S7 is operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and usually goes every 30 minutes. You can check the exact departures at their website by searching for a connection from “Flughafen Wien” to “Wien Mitte-Landstraße Bahnhof (U)”.
  • The City Airport Train (CAT) goes non-stop to Wien Mitte-Landstraße and is a fast but more expensive option. You can check the timetable either at their website or at the website of ÖBB.
  • For buses you can check the details at the website of the airport.

Some low-fare airlines prefer to use the nearby Bratislava Airport (BTS). To get to Vienna, you can use for example the ÖBB Postbus (partner of Slovak Lines Express) or Eurolines.

By train

Depending on where you are traveling from you will most likely arrive at either Hauptbahnhof, Westbahnhof, or Wien Meidling. From there you have direct access to the public transportation system of Vienna.

By bus

Many long-distance buses arrive either at the Vienna International Bus Terminal (VIB) in Wien Erdberg, Wien Praterstern, Waldmanngründen at Südtiroler Platz, or at Wien Messe.

Traveling within Vienna

The public transportation system of Vienna is operated by Wiener Linien. At their website you find information about schedules, maps, ticket prices, etc. With a ticket from Wiener Linien you are also allowed to use the regional trains, e.g., S-Bahn, operated by ÖBB within(!) Vienna. This is in particular interesting for people going to the airport: you then only need to buy a ticket from the border of Vienna (“Schwechat” in this case) to the airport.