Travelling around

Public transportation in Vienna is renowned for its efficiency and convenience. Operated by Wiener Linien, the network includes buses, trams, subways, and S-Bahn lines, offering seamless connectivity throughout the city. Tickets and passes from Wiener Linien allow unlimited travel on all rapid transit systems, buses, and trams within Vienna. It's advisable to opt for time-based tickets, as they offer significant savings and hassle-free travel within the city.

However, it's crucial to ensure you have a valid ticket before boarding. Certain tickets require validation upon entry, especially for U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations, while validators are located within buses and trams. Wiener Linien tickets are not valid on airport shuttle buses, the CAT (City Airport Train), the Westbahn (a private railway service from Westbahnhof), sightseeing buses, or the yellow Ring Tram.

Children under six travel free on public transportation, while those under 15 are eligible for reduced fares. Additionally, on Sundays, public holidays, and during school vacations, all children under 15 travel for free, even non-residents, until their 24th birthday if attending school in Austria.

Wiener Linien tickets and passes can be purchased at city stations, ticket machines (often found at U- and S-Bahn entrances), online via the Wiener Linien website and app, and possibly at tobacco shops (Trafiken). While single tickets can be purchased onboard trams using ticket vending machines, it's advisable to have the correct change ready. Wiener Linien is gradually introducing multilingual instructions and the option to pay with cards.

Remember to validate your ticket using the yellow or orange validators located onboard trams and buses or at U- and S-Bahn entrances. For tourists, the Vienna City Card offers both transportation access and discounts on various attractions.

The following tickets are most commonly used:

  • Single Ticket: Valid for one journey starting from the designated location after validation, regardless of the number of transfers. There's no time limit, but the journey must be completed using the fastest route, without extended interruptions.
  • 24/48/72-Hour Vienna Card: Valid across the city on all Wiener Linien transportation once validated (or from the defined start time for online purchases).

  • 24/48/72-Hour Vienna City Card: The Vienna City Card offers three advantages: Free use of public transport, discounts valid for seven days and additional bookable offers such as sightseeing buses and airport transfers.

  • 1-Day WIEN Ticket: This network pass is valid for one day until 1 a.m. the following day, available for online purchase.

  • 7-Day WIEN or Weekly Ticket: Valid for seven consecutive days, with the option to choose the start date for online purchases or starting from Monday until 9 a.m. the following Monday for offline purchases.
  • 31-Day WIEN or Monthly Ticket: Similar to the weekly ticket but with extended validity. For online purchases, choose the start date, with the pass remaining valid for 31 days. For offline purchases, it's valid for the calendar month and the first two days of the following month.

 

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It is also convenient to travel by bus to reach other localities. Otherwise, you can also call taxis. There are fixed spots in the city where taxis are stationed, or they can be ordered by telephone. It is also possible to use Uber in Vienna.

For up to 4 passengers, a fixed fare of €42 (Taxi 40100 and 60160) is available for trips to the airport from Vienna addresses. Ensure you request an airport taxi when booking to avoid additional costs (€18) for the taxi's return trip to Vienna. This fixed fare is valid only for direct journeys from Vienna to the airport. Group rates are available upon request.