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Why is Vienna a top location?
Vienna - the most beautiful city in the heart of Europe
Due to its central location in Europe, Vienna is a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world. According to the “Innovation Cities Global Index”, Vienna is after London and San Francisco as one of the most innovative cities in the world.
Vienna has more than a hundred museums to delight you. The historic city centre and its imperial buildings, which can still be visited today, are an important part of Vienna’s culture.
Classical music in the spotlight
Vienna is the world capital of classical music with many famous composers such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert.
Viennese coffee house culture
Vienna has a long tradition of coffee culture, and you will come across elegant Viennese coffee shops. You can’t have Viennese coffee without a Sachertorte (a Viennese chocolate cake), an apple strudel, or a Kaiserschmarrn (a fluffy shredded pancake).
Viennese imperial flair is in the air
Explore Vienna’s most beautiful squares while sitting on a horse-drawn carriage, which is called “Fiaker” in Vienna.
After that, enjoy a walk through the avenues of the parks at Schönbrunn Palace, where Emperor Franz and his Empress Sisi once resided. The castle itself impresses with splendid staterooms and offers an insight into the former imperial living rooms.
We won't tell you more and let you discover the treasures of Vienna...
The Vienna Airport Lines take you directly and comfortably to the airport or to the city centre of Vienna every day, picking you up from various districts of Vienna with three express lines.
- VAL 1: Line VAL 1 runs hourly from 03:00 a.m. to 00:30 a.m. for you from Wien Westbahnhof via Wien Hauptbahnhof (South Entrance) to Vienna Airport.
- VAL 2: Line VAL 2 runs hourly around the clock, from 04:15 a.m. to 03:15 a.m., for you from Vienna Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz to Vienna Airport.
- VAL 3: Line VAL 3 connects Donaustadt with Vienna Airport. The Vienna Airport Lines stop at the stations: Donauzentrum – Kagraner Brücke – Hotel NH Danube City – Kaisermühlen/VIC (Austria Center) – Krieau (Messe Wien) – Stadion – Donaumarina – Vienna Airport. Line VAL 3 runs every two hours between 5:58 a.m. and 6:58 p.m. between Donauzentrum and Vienna Airport.
When possible, public transports should be preferred to travel around Vienna and to/from Airports.
Taxi stands: this airport map shows the exact position of the taxi stand.
The taxi fleet also includes eco-friendly hybrid vehicles.
Important note: Please only use the taxi rank directly in front of the arrivals hall or the “City Transfer” counter in the arrivals hall.
If you are approached in the arrivals hall for taxi service, it is in your best interest not to use it.
This is an illegal business conducted by people who in many cases also do not have the required business license.
Thanks to its geographical position in the centre of Europe, Vienna Airport is one of the most important hubs for the growing number of destinations in central and eastern Europe.
- The majority of European capitals are two hours or less away by plane
- 74 airlines provide regular connections between Vienna and 205 destinations worldwide
The Vienna International Airport is approximately 20 minutes away by taxi.
The airport bus also takes you to Messe Wien (Foyer D) in 25 minutes.
Check the City airport train website here
16 MINUTES NON-STOP TO THE CITY CENTER
With a journey time of only 16 minutes, the City Airport Train is the fastest way to travel to the city center – without stress and traffic jams and in an environmentally friendly way.
The City Airport Train operates daily from 05.37 a.m. to 23.38 p.m., 365 days a year. The City Air Terminal is located in walking distance (10 minutes) from St. Stephan’s Cathedral at Wien Mitte station and can be reached easily by tram, underground, bus or taxi.
CITY CHECK-IN INCLUDED – DROP OFF YOUR LUGGAGE AT THE CITY CENTER
Passengers can already check in their baggage at the City Air Terminal directly in the city center and get their boarding passes. The City Air Terminal offers all the services of an international airport terminal with both manned check-in desks and self service check-in kiosks. This service is available from 24 hours until 75 minutes before departure.
The table below gives an overview of the timetable.
FIRST TRAIN (DEPARTURE)
LAST TRAIN (DEPARTURE)
05.37 (then 07 and 37 min past the hour)
06.08 (then 08 and 38 min past the hour)
Price (single): € 12.00
Price (return): € 21.00
A separate CAT counter is located in the arrivals hall, where you can obtain information about all CAT services, purchase a ticket and much more.
The City Airport Train stations can be seen on our airport map.
With the ÖBB suburban trains (S7 and REX7), you can travel from Vienna Airport to a wide range of stations in Vienna, with services leaving up to four times an hour. The suburban rail network offers connections to Vienna’s underground lines.
Detailed timetables can be found at www.oebb.at/fahrplan.
ÖBB Schedule Folder (PDF)
Good to know
It is recommended to apply as early as possible for a visa as the application process can be time consuming.
Before applying for your visa, please check the latest information on entry regulations for Austria.
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. In case of visa rejection, EASL cannot be held responsible and therefore cannot refund any registration and accommodation fees.
You are strongly advised to find out if you need a visa to enter Austria as early as possible, and should a visa be required, to apply as soon as possible.
Travellers requiring a visa can travel freely throughout the Schengen zone for three months with a Schengen visa issued by any Schengen country. Obtaining a visa entitling you to visit one Schengen country automatically entitles you to travel to and from all the other Schengen countries, too. Further information about visa regulations and Schengen visas can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
Further information about visa regulations and Schengen visas can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/travel-stay/entrance-and-residence-in-austria/visa/
Visa Required Countries : https://www.bmi.gv.at/202/Fremdenpolizei_und_Grenzkontrolle/Visumpflichtige_Laender/start.aspx