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Transportation to and from Vienna Airport


What is the distance from Vienna Airport to the centre of Vienna?

The largest airport in Austria is easily accessible from the city. By car, it takes 20 to 25 minutes to cover the distance of 20 kilometres / 12.4 miles between the airport and city centre.

From VIE Airport to Vienna City centre by Taxi
20 km
25 min
€ 36.-

Public transport

S-Bahn and train to Vienna

From Vienna Airport you can choose between S-Bahn S7 to Wien Mitte (direction Wien Floridsdorf Bahnhof) or the Railjet train to Wien Hauptbahnhof. Travel time to Wien Mitte station is 25 minutes, located just east of the city centre. Here you can change, at metro station Landstraße, to U-Bahn U3 in the direction of Stephansplatz and Erdberg (Vienna International Busterminal VIB) or U-Bahn U4 towards Karlsplatz. The train takes you in 15 minutes to the main railway station Wien Hbf. S-Bahn S7 and the Railjet train both run twice an hour. Public transportation in Vienna is carried out by Wiener Linien (U-Bahn, tram and bus), the name of the Austrian railway company is ÖBB (S-Bahn and train).

As of 1 January 2018 there are new tariffs for public transport in Vienna, also for the journey between Vienna Airport and the city. The price to Wien Mitte or Wien Hbf is € 4.30 for adults and € 2.20 for children from 6 up to 15 years, children up to 5 years can travel for free in Vienna. A ticket consists of two parts (Einzelfahrt im VOR € 1.90 + Wien Kernzone € 2.40). It is also possible to bu a day ticket, day tickets for public transport in Vienna cost € 8.00 for 24 hours, € 14.10 for 48 hours and € 17.10 for 72 hours.

Please note that these day tickets are not valid on the train and S-Bahn to and from the airport. You can however buy a more expensive day ticket at Vienna Airport that includes the journey to and from the airport. The price for a day ticket including the train or S-Bahn to and from the airport is € 11.60 for 24 hours, € 19.50 for 48 hours and € 24.30 for 72 hours. Tickets must be purchased and validated prior to boarding, fines for traveling without a valid ticket are high. Tickets for public transport in Vienna can be bought from the ÖBB ticket vending machines on the platforms. Please consult website Wiener Linien and website ÖBB for more information.

Top 5 sights in Vienna

1. Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City – skip the line tour
2. Entrance tickets to Belvedere Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
3. Concert tickets for Vienna State Opera and Vienna Hofburg Orchestra
4. Visit the Spanish Riding School – morning exercise
5. Vienna’s Giant Ferris Wheel (Prater)

City Airport Train to Vienna

It is also possible to travel with the fast non-stop train service City Airport Train (CAT) between Vienna Airport and Wien Mitte station. However, for this option you pay three times as much (€ 11.00 online, € 12.00 ticket machine). The City Airport Train runs like the S-Bahn twice an hour, travel time is only 16 minutes. Moreover, the train is free for children up to 14 years. In the trains you can read newspapers, city guides and magazines, use WiFi and charge electric equipment. It’s all included in the ticket price. Tickets can be bought online and at the information desk and ticket machines. A return ticket is valid for 6 months from the time of purchase. The last train from the airport leaves at 23:38 hours, the first City Airport Train from the city departs at 05:37 hours. Please consult website and timetable City Airport Train for more information.

Be smart and book your City Airport Train (CAT) tickets in advance through GetYourGuide.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 12 € 21
Youth from 15 years € 12 € 21

Bus services

Vienna Airport Lines to Vienna

Cheaper than the City Airport Train, but more expensive than public transportation are the bus services of Vienna Airport Lines (Postbus). They operate three bus services, namely Linie VAL 1 to Westbahnhof via Hauptbahnhof, Linie VAL 2 to Morzinplatz/ Schwedenplatz in the centre of Vienna and Linie VAL 3 to Donaustadt via Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Messe Wien and Prater. Buses leave from Flughafen Wien Busterminal in front of Terminal 3, a bus runs to and from the airport once an hour. The prices can be found below, children up to 5 years travel for free when accompanied by an adult. Please consult website Vienna Airport Lines for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 9 € 15
Children, 6 up to 14 years € 4.50 € 9

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Vienna: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concert in Karlskirche

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Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Skip long entrance lines and discover the Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful gardens. See the palace’s marvelous interiors and learn about its fascinating history on a guided walking tour.


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Be impressed by the performance of the famous Lipizzaner in a breathtaking location, the baroque Winter Riding School. The unique atmosphere of this place and the accompanying classic Viennese music will make this experience unforgettable.



Vienna: Hallstatt & Alpine Peaks Day Trip with Skywalk Lift

Marvel at mountain peaks, serene lakes, small villages, and magnificent alpine scenery on a day trip from Vienna to Hallstatt. Enjoy breathtaking views over the town from the incredible Skywalk.


Vienna: Upper Belvedere & Permanent Collection Entry Ticket

Visit the Belvedere Museum in Vienna with an entry ticket to visit the Upper Belvedere. Get access to the Permanent Collection and discover the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including "The Kiss".


Vienna: Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church Ticket

Experience a musical evening at St. Peter's Church with this entry ticket. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna fill the church with their enchanting interpretations of timeless classics by famous composers.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

Vienna: Hofburg and Empress Sisi Museum Guided Tour

Learn about the amazing life of Empress Sisi of the Hapsburg monarchy on a guided walking tour of Vienna.

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Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

Enjoy a look behind the scenes of the Spanish Riding School on this guided tour. Admire the stunning architecture of the centuries-old institution.

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Vienna: Vienna Central Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

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