Airport & Arrival Information


The Vienna airport is located 25 km south of the city. It takes approximately 25–35 minutes by car to the city centre. Some low-cost airlines fly to the nearby Bratislava airport, about a 1-hour drive from Vienna.

Vienna Airport is very well connected to the city, and traffic is seldom problematic. There are buses, trains, express trains and taxis around the clock. For a quick overview of schedules and transportation, please check the Austrian Federal Railway website ( Use the menu button “Timetable”).

City airport train (CAT)

By City Airport Train (CAT): This express train connects the airport with the city centre with a non-stop ride. The CAT operates from the airport 06:08–23:38 and from the city 05:37–23:07 every 30 minutes. It takes 16 minutes to Landstrasse/Wien Mitte (connection metro U3 and U4). Ticket vending machines can be found at the luggage hall at the airport or directly in the CAT stations. Costs at the ticket vending machines are €11.00 for a single ticket and €19.00 for a two-way ticket.

Train (OEBB)

Several regional trains stop at the airport. Every 30 minutes, there is one to the city centre (stop in Landstrasse/Wien Mitte, connection metro U3 and U4) or to the main train station (stop Hauptbahnhof, connection U1). You can buy a 2-zone ticket for €4.30 that will be valid for 90 minutes, including commuting to any metro, bus or tram within Vienna. The ticket can also be bought at the staffed OEBB counter at the luggage hall at the airport or at the ticket vending machines at the stations.


The airport bus takes about 20 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic and the destination. There are three lines (VAL 1-3). VAL 1 & VAL 2 depart every hour and VAL 3 every two hours from the bus terminal at the airport, towards different destinations in the city. VAL 3 has a stop at the congress centre.

One-way tickets cost €9,00, and two-way tickets are €15,00. You can buy a ticket on the bus itself. For more information, please visit:


When leaving the arrival halls, please look for the signs for the nearest taxi stand. An average journey by taxi from the Vienna Airport to downtown takes about 20-30 minutes and costs approx. €35,00 to €45,00 one-way (incl. surcharge for the luggage, three people max.).

Only for the return transfer towards the airport can you ask for an “Airport Taxi” (or German “Flughafentaxi”). Depending on your pick-up point, the taxi company will give you an immediate fixed price.

Phone numbers of main taxi companies: +43 1 40100 or +43 1 31300.

By pre-booked transfer

To book a transfer in advance is highly recommendable and the companies will offer you fixed rates of around €35,00.

Recommended agencies are:
» Airport Transfer Service (ATS)
» Airport Driver
» Vienna Airport Cab


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