Get in by Plane
The Vienna International Airport is located approx. 18 km south-east from the City Centre. You have several transport options:
The City Airport Train (CAT) leaves every half hour and takes 15 minutes non-stop to Wien-Mitte Railway Station (Landstraße). The tickets (one way 10 Euro; return 18 Euro) are sold at automats directly at the station. Customers of Air Berlin, Austrian, Germanwings, TAP and many more can check-in (including baggage) at the City Air Terminal at Wien-Mitte Railway Station (Landstraße) without any additional charges, leaving them baggage-free with a bit more time in Vienna.
The commuter railway S-Bahn S7 and S2 also travels directly to Wien-Mitte but
also stops at other (useful) hub stations including transfer to every subway
line in thr city. Taking approx. 25 minutes to reach Wien-Mitte this option is
a bit slower as the CAT service but costs much less. The required ticket is a Vienna Zone 100 ticket (single 1.80 Euro, day/week/etc. passes are also valid) plus one extra zone ticket (1.80 Euro) since the airport is technically not in the metropolitain area. All tickets can be purchased at automates and have to be validated before boarding.
Expect a cab fare around 40 Euro after tip and extras. Some Vienna hotels and hostels offer guest shuttle service to and from the airport for a fare that is much cheaper.
Get in by Train
Vienna is a railroad hub, easily accessible from other major European cities. Südbahnhof (South Station) has been closed for construction and many trains now terminate at Wien Meidling. Other large train stations are Wien-Westbahnhof, Wien-Nord and Wien-Mitte, each including transfer to subway lines.
Get in by Bus
Most international busses arrive at the Vienna International Busterminal located at the subway stop Erdberg, many also stop at the Airport or subway stop Südtirolerplatz.
The Vienna public transport system includes rail, commuter rail, subway (most efficient), trams, and buses. It takes you everywhere with-in the metropolitain area (Kernzone 100). Tickets are available at machines (Cash, Visa, Maestro), counters at subway stations and tobacco shops.
You must validate your ticket if the time and date is not printed on it before entering the subway platform or train, or as soon as you get on a bus or tram.
Single Trip Tickets (1.80 Euro) are valid for a single uninterrupted trip to anywhere.
The special Shopping Ticket (4.60 Euro) is valid workdays from 8am to 8pm.
24/48/72-hour tickets (5.70/10/13.60 Euro) are valid from time stamped.
Week ticket (14 Euro) is valid Monday through Sunday only.
The Vienna Card (18.50 Euro) is good for 72-hours of unlimmited public transport and also gets discounts at major museums, many attractions and shops.
Tip:If you arrive by plane and you are planning to buy a 24/48/72-hour ticket, week ticket or
similar, then buy your ticket already at the airport. You will only need an
additional Single Trip Ticket to get from the airport to any place in the