From the Airport

The Vienna International Airport is located about 18 km from the city centre of Vienna. 

For rapid connections within Vienna, check out the scheme. Public transport in Vienna is operated by Wiener Linien.

Scheme of the Vienna Metro (U-Bahn) [ download ]

Bus Schedule [ download ]

Tram Schedule [ download ] 



By taxi

The most comfortable and – depending on the time of day – probably quickest way is by taxi. With prices starting at 25 Euro, this is the most expensive means of transport, however, and in addition has to be reserved to get the special airport tarif. Prices usually include 1-2 persons and 2 pieces of luggage per person (plus hand luggage). You'll find taxis waiting outside the arrival and depature halls. Without major traffic jams, it takes about 30 min to get into the city centre. The typical route is via A4 (Ostautobahn) and Landesstraße B9 (Pressburger Straße).

Overview of all available taxi companies (inlcuding prices)


By train

S-Bahn S7 to Wien-Mitte

If passengers already know exactly where they wish to go and/or where their hotel is, they can use the S-Bahn S7 express train to reach their desired destination. As far as price is concerned, the S7 is the cheapest mode of transport at just 4,40 Euro. The S-Bahn is the right choice especially for passengers who can alight near their hotel or wish to change directly for the Vienna U-Bahn underground railway system.

intervall: every 30 min

travel time: 25 min (to Wien-Mitte)

price: € 4,40  (2 zones, one way ticket)

more info | timetable/schedule


City Airport Train (CAT)

There is also a range of further public transport options, such as the City Airport Train, which at a journey time of only 16 minutes is the quickest route to the centre of Vienna. Prices for the City Airport Train are only around 11 Euro if the ticket is bought online.

intervall: every 30 min

travel time: 16 min (to Wien-Mitte)

price: € 11,00  (one way ticket), € 17,00 (retourn ticket)


By bus

Another option is the Vienna Airportlines bus is another option. There are 3 different lines with several stops in the city. Depending on your destination in Vienna, choose the most suitable station for you. You can click on the line to get more detailed information plus an area map. Prices inlcude 2 pieces of luggage per person. Click here for   timetable/schedule of all lines 

You can buy tickets online in the ÖBB Ticket Shop or directly at the airport from the ticket machines (at bus gates 7 and 8). 


Price for all lines: € 8,00 (one way ticket), € 13,00 (retourn ticket)


Line 1185 to Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz 

intervall: every 30 min

travel time: around 20 min

Click here for timetable/schedule


Line 1187 to Wien Westbahnhof via Bahnhof Wien Meidling

intervall: every 30 min

travel time: around 30 min to Meidling, 45 min to Westbahnhof

Click here for timetable/schedule


Line 1183 to Kagran via Kaisermühlen VIC

intervall: every hour

travel time: around 40 min

Click here for timetable/schedule



From the train station

There are 4 major train stations in Vienna. For arrivals and departures, check the electronic timetable at the ÖBB Reiseportal


Wien Hauptbahnhof (Vienna Main Station)

Am Hauptbahnhof, 1100 Wien

2014 the re-consctructed and modernised transport station was re-opened together with the adjacent Bahnhof City with its shops, information counters, ticket machines and staffed counters. Since  December 2014 the long-distance trains stop at Vienna Main Station. Check-in for all night and car trains from and to Vienna will be at the Main Station. Another new feature is the direct connection from Passau to Vienna Airport. 

Changes to public transport services

  • tram line D has been extended by one station to the eastern exit ("Hauptbahnhof Ost" terminus)
  • the U1 metro station "Südtiroler Platz" has been renamed "Südtiroler Platz – Hauptbahnhof"
  • the express train station "Südtiroler Platz" is now called "Hauptbahnhof Wien", the express train station "Südbahnhof" is now called "Quartier Belvedere"
  • transfers to tramlines O and 18 as well as to bus lines 13A and 69A are now wheelchair accessible


Wien Westbahnhof

Europaplatz 2, 1150 Wien

Vienna's Westbahnhof, which has also been called BahnhofCity since the general refurbishment and expansion (2008-2011), is the Viennese terminus for trains arriving from Western Europe and Western Austria.

A larger shopping mall, a diverse dining experience and, of course, all the services of Austrian Railways are now available at Vienna's Westbahnhof. The excellent reception of the remodeling amongst passengers is reflected in first place in this year's station test carried out by the Verkehrsclub Österreich (VCÖ). The airport bus operated by Vienna AirportLines continues to stop on Europaplatz, in front of the station building.

Changes to public transport services

  • metro lines U3 and U6 "Westbahnhof" are directly accessible in the station
  • tram lines 5,6,9,18,52,58 have stops right outside the main entrance on the opposite side of the street (Europaplatz)
  • s-Bahn S50 ("Westbahn") to Tullnerbach-Pressbaum


Bahnhof Wien Meidling

Eichenstraße 25, 1120 Wien

This modernized and extended station lies in Vienna's 12th district, at the end of Meidlinger Hauptstrasse. Regional as well as long-distance trains stop here. Ideal connections to the city center transport network are guaranteed by subway and tram as well as various bus lines, express trains and the local Vienna-Baden railway. Within 5 min you can reach the Arcade Meidling Shopping Mall with a variety of shops, a public library and many cafes. It's also in walking distance of the Euro Plaza Office Park and the pedestrian and shopping area Meidlinger Hauptstraße.

The direct airport bus operated by Vienna AirportLines stops at Vienna-Meidling station, in Dörflerstrasse.

Changes to public transport services

  • metro line U6 "Philadelphiabrücke/Bahnhof Meidling"
  • tram line 62
  • buses 15A, 59A, 62A, 7A,7B, 8A, 9A stop at the bus platform and stops around the station


Bahnhof Wien Mitte

Landstraßer Hauptstraße 1c, 1030 Wien

The extremely busy station (approx. 650 trains and 268,000 passengers per day) near the city center is one of the most important transport hubs in the city. Wien Mitte is the intersection for two subway lines (U3 and U4), five express train lines, including the airport express train S7, tram line O and bus line 74A, which enable rapid onward journeys. In addition to check-in counters for numerous airlines, the station also houses the terminal for the airport express train City Airport Train CAT. The modern station also offer plenty of shopping options with The Mall. For entertainment, you can also visit the close-by Village Cinema.

Changes to public transport services

  • metro line U3 and U4 "Landstraße Bahnhof Wien Mitte"
  • S-Bahn lines S1 (Wiener Neustadt to Gänserndorf via Mödling), S2 (Wiener Neustadt to Laa/Thaya), S3 (Wien Meidling to Absdorf-Hippersdorf via Stockerau), S7 (Wien Floridsdorf to Wolfsthal via Airport)
  • tram line O
  • bus 74A 



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