Austria has 3 national airlines, all of which are part of the Austrian
Airlines Group: Austrian Airlines (OS), Lauda
Air (NG) and Tyrolean Airways (VO). British
Airways offer frequent services to various destinations
in Austria, as do low-cost airlines such as Flybe
From Innsbruck to London is 2 hours
Salzburg to London is 1 hour 50 minutes
Vienna to London is 2 hours 10 minutes
Los Angeles is 15 hours
New York is 9 hours
Singapore is 14 hours
Sydney is 25 hours.
Vienna (VIE) (Wien-Schwechat)
Located 18km (11 miles) south-east of the city.
Duty-free shops, banks, bureaux de change, post office, restaurants,
cafes, left luggage, medical facilities, conference facilities,
tourist information, car hire, car park and nursery.
buses run between the airport and the city centre every
20 minutes, 24 hours a day, travel time is approximately 20 minutes,
and between the airport and two stations, Vienna Südbahnhof
and Vienna Westbahnhof, approximately every hour
(0530-0010 hrs travel time - 25 and 35 minutes respectively).
Rail service is available at frequent intervals
(from 0500-2258 hrs) to and from two other stations, Vienna
Mitte and Vienna Nordbahnhof, travel time
is 32 minutes. Local rail (S-Bahn) services also
run to the Vienna railway stations of Südbahnhof,
travel time is approximately 20 minutes, and Nordbahnhof,
travel time approximately 35 minutes.
Airport Train travels express from the City Airport Terminal
located at Vienna Mitte, travel time of 16 minutes.
are available to the city and can be found north of the Arrivals
Hall, costing approximately €25-30. A chaffeur-driven car service
is also available from the Arrivals Hall.
also run to Budapest 4 times a day and journey
time is 3 hours 30 minutes and Bratislava (Slovak
Republic) about 7 times a day journey time 1hour 10 minutes.
Innsbruck (INN) (Kranebitten)
Located 5.5km (3.5 miles) west of the city.
Duty free shopping, currency exchange, restaurant, medical facilities
and car hire.
Bus services are available
every 20-30 minutes to the city centre with a journey time of twenty
minutes. Taxi services are also available.
Salzburg (SZG) (Maxglan)
Located 4km (2.5 miles) west of the city.
Duty-free shopping, currency exchange, post office, restaurants
and snack bars, bar, left luggage, conference rooms and car hire.
Bus no. 2 departs to the Hauptbahnhof (main
railway station) in the city centre every 15 minutes on weekdays
and every 30 minutes at the weekend journey time 20 minutes. It
is also possible to go by train journey time 15-20 minutes.
Taxis are available from the front of the
main building for approximately €13.08 journey time 15 minutes.
Some hotels have courtesy coaches.
Klagenfurt (KLU) (Wörther See)
Located 4km (2.5 miles) from the city.
Duty-free shop, bar and car hire.
and taxi services are available
Located 10km (6 miles) from the city.
Duty-free shop, bar, bank and car hire.
and bus services are available.
Located 10km (6 miles) from the city.
Airport facilities include a bar, restaurant, bank and car hire.
Taxis are available to the city journey time
is 20 minutes. Buses depart about 16 times a day
and there are frequent train services.
Note: Airports have fixed charges for portering.
Departure tax: None.
There are regular ferry services across the English Channel.
The quickest and most practical route from London to Vienna is via
the Dover-Ostend ferry (crossing time – 3 hours 30 minutes)
and the distance by road is approximately 1600km (1000 miles). It
is a one day’s drive in summer, but can take longer during
the winter. Munich is 4 to 5 hours from Vienna and Milan and Zurich
are a good day’s drive.
Schiffahrt operates a passenger service on the Danube from
Germany (Passau) to Vienna. For information and reservations, contact
them at Friedrichstrasse 7, A-1010 Vienna (telephone number: (1)
588 800, fax number: (1) 588 8440, e-mail: email@example.com,
The German operator Wurm und Köck offers both
passenger services and cruises to Linz. Overnight cruise packages
from Passau to Linz include hotel accommodation for only slightly
more than the regular one-way passenger fare. Evening and music
cruises are available during the summer. For further information,
contact Wurm und Köck, Untere Donaulände,
4020 Linz (telephone number: (732) 783 607, fax number: (732) 783
60720, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
DDSG-Blue Danube Schiffahrt also operates
a hydrofoil service from the Praterlande hydrofoil dock in Vienna
to Budapest,Hungaryjourney time 6 hours.
Ardagger operates services between Linz and Germany (Krems)
(telephone number: (7479) 64640, fax number: (7479) 646 510, e-mail:
email@example.com; website: www.tiscover.com/donauschiffahrt).
Brandner concentrates its services between
Melk and Krems. For further information, contact Brandner at Ufer
50, A-3313 Wallsee (telephone number: (7433) 259 021, fax number:
(7433) 259 025, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;
A regular hydrofoil service also runs 3 times daily during the summer
months from Vienna to the Slovak Republic (Bratislava) journey time
is one-and-a-half hours. International rail tickets are valid on
Danube river boats.
More information on the above services, and connections to Serbia
and Montenegro (Belgrade), Turkey (Istanbul) and Ukraine (Yalta),
can be obtained from the Austrian National Tourist Office
Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB)
(Austrian Federal Railways) operates a wide network of trains throughout
and beyond Austria.
International connections from Vienna include trains to Germany
(Berlin), to the Russian Federation (Moscow, via
Warsaw/Kiev and Minsk), to Romania (Bucharest,
via Budapest), to Greece (Athens) or Turkey
(Istanbul, via Belgrade) and to Italy (Venice,
Milan or Rome).
The most common routes are from Brussels or Paris
(Eurostar connection from London) to Vienna (see
Channel Tunnel, below, for further details). For further details
contact Österreichische Bundesbahnen, Elisabethstraße
9, A-1010 Wien (telephone number: (1) 930 000, fax number(1) 25000,
The Euro and Eurail passes are available
to non-European residents and must be bought outside Europe.
The Euro pass is valid for travel over practically
the whole of the European rail network, while the Eurail
pass has more limited validity The Interail pass
is available to European residents. Prices vary according to age,
zones covered, time period, flexibility and class of travel. For
more information, contact Rail Europe (telephone number: (08705)
848 848, website: www.raileurope.co.uk).
The Channel Tunnel
The quickest route by train from the UK is through the channel tunnel
with connections from Brussels or Paris
operates direct high-speed trains through the channel tunnel from
London (Waterloo International) to Paris
(Gare du Nord) journey time is 3 hours and to Brussels
(Midi/Zuid) journey time 2 hours 40 minutes.
From Brussels there is a morning train to Vienna
leaving at 0828 hrs , journey time is approximately 13 hours and
a night train leaving at 1910 hrs takes approximately 14 hours.
From Paris (Gare de l’Est) there are 2 trains
to Vienna, one at 0749 hrs and another at 1717 hrs, journey time
14 hours 45 minutes).
For further information and reservations contact Eurostar
(telephone number: 0870 6000 792 (travel agents) or 08705 186 186
(public) or 1233 617 575 (public outside the UK), website: www.eurostar.com),
or Rail Europe (telephone number: 08705 848 848).
Travel agents can obtain refunds for unused tickets from Eurostar
Trade Refunds, 2nd Floor, Kent House, 81 Station Road, Ashford,
Kent TN23 1PD. Complaints and comments may be sent to Eurostar Customer
Relations, Eurostar House, Waterloo Station, London SE1 8SE. General
enquiries and information requests must be made by telephone.
There are numerous and excellent road links with all neighbouring
countries. For information on traffic regulations and required documentation,
see the Travel - Internal section.
Coaches run regularly to a large number of European destinations.
Eurolines, departing from Victoria Coach Station in London, serves
destinations in Austria. For further information, contact Eurolines
(telephone number: (08705) 143 219, e-mail@ email@example.com,
Some tour operators offer package holidays to Austria by coach from
the UK. A full list is available from the Austrian National
Tourist Office (see Contact section).
The Channel Tunnel Eurotunnel operates trains 24
hours per day through the Channel Tunnel between Folkestone in Kent
(with direct access from the M20) and Calais in France. All vehicles
from motorcycles to campers can be accommodated. Eurotunnel operates
3 to 4 passenger trains per hour at peak times. The journey takes
approximately 35 minutes. For further information see France, Travel
- International section or contact Eurotunnel Reservations (telephone
number: (08705) 353 535, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org;