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About Vienna

The capital city of Austria, Vienna is a historical city where you can indulge yourself in a life of culture and arts. This is an enchanting city, colorful with its street musicians, impressive with its grand and spectacular buildings, and delicious with its historical coffeehouses. Vienna is a small city and easy to get around, with many places to see and visit such as the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, and Hofburg Palace. Other sights to see include the Opera House, Art History Museum, and Graben Street. You can listen to street musicians play as you sip your coffee at a street café. Vienna is especially enticing to people with a sweet tooth, as it offers a rich array of desserts, breads, and pastries.

Summers are warm and wet, and winters are cold in Vienna so the ideal seasons to visit are in the summer, spring and fall. There is a convenient transportation network in the city. The local Vienna card covers both public transport and museum entries.

The airport is 20 km from the city, and you can reach the city by bus, train or light rail.


Transportation to Vienna City Center from Airport


Vienna Intl. Airport

There are a variety of transportation methods to get to the city from Vienna International Airport, which is located 18 km away. You can get to the city from the airport by taxi, bus, train, and rental car.


Taxis are the fastest transportation alternative to get to the city center from Vienna International Airport. Taxis are very convenient and easily accessible at the airport. Taxis are accessible the moment you land, providing quick transportation to the city center. Although taxis are a more expensive method of transportation they are among the most comfortable options.


Taking the train to the city center is the most affordable transportation option and could be the best choice for you. The Vienna S-Bahn train from the airport takes about 25 minutes to get to the city center. The City Airport Train is another train you can take to the city center. This train travels directly to Wien Mitte station. The total trip takes about 16 minutes. The City Airport Train runs every day from 5:30 am to 11:30 pm. The ICE (Intercity-Express) operates between Vienna International Airport and the Main Station. These trains run every 30-minutes.  


Buses are a more affordable transportation option, especially compared to taxis. Buses operate between the airport and various locations in the city. Buses also provide transportation to other cities nearby. With a bus you can get to the city center, Wien West, and Wien Meidling train stations in 20 to 45 minutes.


Car-sharing is another way to get to the city from Vienna International Airport. You must pay the required fee before entering the vehicle designated to you and then you can be on your way. You can also drop the car off wherever you want. The companies Car2go and Drivenow at the airport provide this service.

Rental Car

Renting a car is a comfortable and quick way to get to the city center from the airport. There are various rental car companies located at the airport. If you want you can drop off your rental vehicle at the rental car offices located in the city or continue to use the vehicle during your trip and return it to the airport before your departure. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Avis, Budget, Buchbinder, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Megadrvie, Sixt and Thrifty.

Weather in Vienna

DayMin - Max
ThursdayMin 19ºC - Max 27ºC
FridayMin 17ºC - Max 30ºC
SaturdayMin 20ºC - Max 35ºC
SundayMin 22ºC - Max 26ºC
MondayMin 19ºC - Max 28ºC

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