Getting to Vienna

By plane

Vienna’s central position in Europe makes it a hub offering optimal transportation connections to the whole world. Many guests use the non-stop offers of international airlines to come to Vienna. The Austrian airline ‚Austrian‘ also offers several direct flights a day to the capital city.

Vienna Airport

The airport’s information desk is located in the departure lounges in terminals 1 and 3, and in the arrival hall in terminal 3. Information can be obtained 24/7 over the telephone by calling +43-1-7007-222 33. The Vienna Tourist Board’s tourist information office is open daily from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm in the arrival hall (level 0).
Free WiFi is available throughout the airport. The only prerequisite is that the mobile device must be equipped with a WiFi compatible Wireless-LAN card. Power sockets are available in all lounges and in the waiting areas at gates B, C, D, F and G (see map).

Getting from the airport to the city

Train, taxi or bus – there are various ways of getting to the city.
Tourist Info Vienna Airport
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City Airport Train (CAT)

The City Airport Train connects the airport with the transport hub at „Wien Mitte“ non-stop in only 16 minutes.
The CAT station in Wien Mitte enables check-in for various airlines (luggage transport included) from 6.00 pm on the day before until 75 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time – the only requirement is a valid CAT ticket.
Vienna Airport – Wien Mitte: daily from 6.09 am to 11.39 pm every 30 minutes
Wien Mitte – Vienna Airport: daily from 5.36 am to 11.06 pm every 30 minutes
Single: €11, return: €17 – discount available with the Vienna-Card
•    Children up to 14 years of age and wheelchair users travel for free
•    Tickets can be purchased at, from ticket machines and from tourist information at the airport

Intercityexpress (ICE)

The Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB – Austrian Federal Railways) offer direct connections to Wels, Linz and St. Pölten. These trains also stop at „Wien Meidling“ and at „Vienna Main Station“.
There are 2 connections per hour to the airport from Vienna Meidling Station and Vienna Main Station. These run every 30 minutes daily from about 5.30 am to 10.00 pm.
Vienna Airport – Wien Meidling: daily from 6.33 am; every 30 minutes until 11.03 pm
Wien Meidling – Vienna Airport: daily from 5.24 am; from 09.01 am every 25 minutes until 10.01 pm
•    Travel time: 26 minutes
•    Ticket price: €4.40 (there may be differences in the price when purchasing tickets on
Vienna Airport – Vienna Main Station: daily from 6.33 am; every 30 minutes until 11.03 pm
Vienna Main Station – Vienna Airport: daily from 5.39 am; from 9.11 am every 32 minutes until 10.11 pm
•    Travel time: 18 minutes
•    Ticket price: €4.40 (there may be differences in the price when purchasing tickets on
Tickets can be purchased at, from ticket machines, via the ÖBB Ticket App and on the train

Express train S7

The express train plies between Vienna Airport and Floridsdorf. The journey takes 37 minutes as the train makes a number of stops.
Vienna Airport – Vienna Floridsdorf: daily from 5.18 am to 0.18 pm
Vienna Floridsdorf – Vienna Airport: daily from 4.36 am to 11.36 pm
•    The timetables can be found on the ÖBB website:
•    Tickets: As the airport is outside the Vienna city limits, you will need two single tickets (€2.20 each) of the Wiener Linien. Vienna-Card or holders of multi-day tickets (Wiener Linien) need ONLY one single ticket (€2.20). Please validate the ticket before starting your journey.
•    Tickets can be purchased at, from ticket machines and from tourist information at the airport
NOTE: Single tickets that are purchased from bus drivers or on trams are subject to a surcharge and cost €2.30

By train

The train is a comfortable way to travel to Vienna. The products of ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) and the Westbahn are aimed at individual travel needs.

ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways)

Sparschiene: The tickets issued by Sparschiene Österreich and Sparschiene Europa are a particularly affordable way to travel. As these tickets are released in blocks, they should be booked as early as possible (up to six months before departure).
Night train: Whether in a standard seat, couchette or sleeper carriage, passengers will arrive at their destination rested and refreshed. Sparschiene tickets can also be booked on selected night trains.
Tickets and information: online at or by telephone 05-1717 (from outside Austria: +43-5-1717)

Westbahn (private train company)

The Westbahn only offers connections for passenger trains between Vienna and Salzburg.
Tickets and information: online at

Find closer information on International train connections which are also offered on

Visit the website for the quickest and most affordable connections to Vienna by train, plane, private car and long-distance bus.

By car & bus

You’ll have a safe journey to Vienna by car and bus on Austria’s excellent network of motorways, expressways and federal highways.
As tolls are compulsory on all motorways and expressways in Austria, you will also need a vignette to use Vienna’s city motorways. Find closer information on:

Parking in Vienna

When travelling to Vienna by car, please take note of the rules for short-term parking zones in Vienna. Find all relevant information here: