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Transportation from Vienna Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 9. 4. 2024

Vienna Airport is connected to the railway, which is the main link to the city and the rest of Austria.

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Train to Wien-Hbf Central Station

Vienna Central Station, where the main bus station is also located (some Flixbus services stop at Erdberg station in another part of the city), is reached by direct trains from the underground station in the airport terminal. These are always long-distance services that continue on to Linz, Munich and other destinations.

Cheaper connections are offered by the regional S-Bahn and REX trains with a change at Wien Rennweg.

  • Fares - 8,80 eur or 4,40 eur with transfer (S and REX lines)
  • Travel time - 15 minutes direct or approx. 30 minutes with a transfer
  • Frequency - 30 minutes

You can buy your ticket at the ticket machine at the station or online at oebb.at. In case you are travelling in a couple and have enough time, a group ticket for two will cost you only 5,40 eur - valid only for S-Bahn and regional trains (REX) with a change at Wien Rennweg.

  • First train from Wien-Hbf - 6:33 (direct connection) or 4:41 (with change)
  • Last train from the airport - 22:12 (direct connection) or 1:39 (with change)

Alternatively, earlier or later connections can be used with a transfer to the Wien Renneweg night buses VAL - Vienna Airport Lines, details below.

Train and S-Bahn to Vienna city centre

The best way to get to the heart of Vienna is via the city's S-Bahn line S7, which takes you directly to the heart of Vienna via Rennweg, Wien-Mitte or Praterstern stations. In addition to the S7 line, you can also use other ÖBB trains using the same tickets.

  • Fares - 4,40 eur, group fare for two for 5,40 eur
  • Travel time to Wien-Mitte - 23 minutes
  • Frequency - 15-20 minutes

You can buy your ticket at the ticket machine at the station or online at oebb.at. You can use the ticket for €4.40 to travel to any stop in Vienna, also valid for trams, buses and metro (U-Bahn). You can change trains freely during the 120 minutes for which the ticket is valid.

Don't forget to mark your ticket at the platform if you are travelling on the S-Bahn, trains and underground! The group ticket for € 5.40 can only be used for S-Bahn or ÖBB regional trains.

  • First train from Wien-Mitte - 4:19
  • Last train from the airport - 1:19

If you have purchased a day ticket for public transport, you must buy a ticket for the zone outside Vienna for 2 eur when going to the airport ! The day ticket is not valid for the airport!

CAT train to the city centre

Avoid the overpriced "CAT - City Airport Train", for which there are advertisements everywhere at the airport and around the city. The journey time at Wien-Mitte station is only 7 minutes shorter than the S-Bahn S7. The ticket is almost 3 times more expensive (one way costs 14,90 eur / return 24,90 eur).

Bus to Bratislava

Direct buses operated by Slovak Lines in cooperation with Terravision run from the Vienna Airport terminal to Bratislava's main bus station Nivy.

Buses also stop at the bridge SNP.

Timetables and ticket booking can be found at slovaklines.sk. However, you can currently buy cheaper tickets for these connections for [translate=none7,90 eur[/translate] via the Terravision website, which sells tickets for Slovak Lines connections.

  • Travel time - 60 minutes
  • Frequency - 45 to 60 minutes
  • Last bus from the airport - 23:59
  • First bus from Bratislava (Nivy) - 3:00

Buy a ticket - Terravision.com

To Erdberg bus station (Flixbus)

While all international bus services also stop at the main train station, for most buses Flixbus Erdberg station is used for all buses. There is no longer a direct bus from the airport to Erdberg.

From Erdberg, first take the metro line U3 to the station "Landstrasse/Wien-Mitte", where you change to the direct train line S7 to the airport. The journey takes about 35 minutes in total and you pay for a ticket 4,40 eur (group ticket for two 5,40 eur).

Alternatively, you can get off already at St. Marx station and walk to Erdberg station (approx. 2,100 metres).

Night transport

All-night transport is provided by Vienna Airport Lines buses with a flat rate 9,50 eur (can be purchased online or from the driver).

Night and morning services from Vienna to the airport run on 2 lines when trains are not runningI

Line VAL 1: Central Station and Westbahnhof

  • Departures from Westbahnhof towards the airport - 1:30, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30
  • Departures from Hauptbahnhof towards the airport - 1:45, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45, 4:15, 4:45
  • Departures from the airport towards the station - 0:00, 0,:30, 1:00, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30

Line VAL2: Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz (centre)

  • Departures from Morzinplatz towards the airport - 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, 4:30
  • Departures from the airport towards the centre - 0:15, 0:45, 1:15, 1:45, 2:15, 2:45, 3:15, 3:45

Detailed information, timetables and routes can be found on the website: viennaairportlines.at.

Links

  • Ticket booking and train timetable to the airport: oebb.at
  • Maps, information and timetables for city lines around Vienna: wienerlinien.at
Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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