You can find connections and timetables at the the web site of the
Wiener Linien and city maps here.
For example, to find a connection from the airport to the hotel
Kaiser Franz Josef, enter
address: Sieveringer Strasse,
and the desired date and time.
Then click on submit twice.
Public transport is convenient and safe. Trams, buses and underground trains
generally run until about midnight: first and last trains are listed
at each stop. There are also night buses on some routes which can be
used with the same kind of tickets and are also found by the route
finder mentioned above. On fridays and saturdays, underground continues
through the whole night.
Inside each bus, underground or tram carriage there is a list of all
the stops on that line. All stops are signposted (at bus and tram
stops at the top of the stop sign). Free subway maps are available at
information offices. Ticket vending machines take € 10 bills
but it is advisable to have some small change with you. 'Zone 1'
covers all of Vienna; the other zones apply to lines to nearby towns,
or to Vienna Airport. In particular, if you buy a single ticket (=
Einzelfahrkarte) at a vending machine you should press yellow button
1 under the 'Einzelfahrkarte' table for adults.
The following tickets are available at vending machines (at every subway
station), tobacconists, or ticket offices at railway stations.
Single tickets are also available (slightly more expensive) inside each
tram or bus.
Transportation from the airport to Landstraße or Schwedenplatz
- Single tickets (Einzelfahrkarte) for € 2.20.
Each single ticket allows travel for one person
on a single journey in one direction, and
allows any number of
transfers between buses, trams and
underground trains. The ticket should be
at the beginning of the journey at a blue `Entwerter'
found at the entrance to underground stations
and in buses or trams.
- Daily Ticket (Einkaufskarte) for € 5.70.
Valid from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. (no matter when stamped). Not valid on
24 Hrs. Ticket (24-Stunden-Karte) for € 7.60.
Valid 24 hours from the moment of stamping.
48 Hrs. Ticket (48-Stunden-Karte) for € 13.30.
Valid 48 hours from the moment of stamping.
- 72 Hrs. Ticket (72-Stunden-Karte) for € 16.50.
Valid 72 hours from the moment of stamping.
- 8-day strip ticket (8-Tage-Karte) for € 38.40 for a
total of 8 (not necessarily consecutive) days of travel. One of the eight strips has to be stamped at an Entwerter for
each day used, at the beginning of the first journey of
that day. After that you just have to carry the ticket
These tickets can also be used for several persons travelling together,
provided that one field is stamped for each person once for each day,
- Weekly tickets (Wochenkarte) for € 16.20,
valid from Monday to Monday 9 AM.
- Monthly tickets (Monatskarte) for € 48.20, valid for a
available from ticket offices and tobacconists. When buying your first
weekly ticket ask for the (free) white card onto which the
ticket should be attached. Each card is issued with a number and each
weekly/monthly ticket must have this number entered into the space
provided---otherwise the ticket is invalid. These tickets are
transferable, but if n people travel together, you must be able to
produce n tickets!
Taxis from the airport to Vienna are expensive (starting from
if you order in advance),
so you should either
take the airport bus service from the airport to terminus Schwedenplatz
(price € 9.00,
every 30 min., tickets available from the driver), or use the Rapid
Transit train (Schnellbahn) line S 7 from the airport to
Landstraße/Wien Mitte (price = 2 single tram
tickets = € 4.40, about every 30 min.; tickets are available from
ticket machines on the platform from which the train leaves and
also cover the continuation of the journey to the hotel) or take
the (faster) train CAT from the airport to
Landstraße/Wien Mitte (price= € 12.00; € 11.00 if
booked online; a combined ticket CAT + public transport in Vienna at € 14.00 is also