Tourist Information for Visitors to Vienna

How to Get There
Information on how to get to Vienna can be found here >

Entering the Country
Fifteen of the twenty-five countries in the European Union have signed the Schengen Treaty, the goal of which was to eliminate border controls within the EU and at the same time strengthen the border controls on the outer borders of the union. For visitors arriving from one of the Schengen countries (Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, or Spain, there is no passport control when entering Austria. However, to maintain public order and security, random controls may be set up from time to time.

Tax-Free Shopping
All visitors residing outside the EU have the right to receive the Austrian Value Added Tax, which is included in the purchase price, reimbursed. Minimum 75.01 Euro. More Information >

Vienna International Airport
Information on Vienna International Airport, including constantly updated arrival and departure times, can be found at

From the Airport to the City
Center To get from Schwechat Airport, which is located outside the city limits, to the center of the city, you can choose either the City Airport Train, one of the airport express buses, the city railroad, the Vienna Airport Service, or a taxi. More information >

Bratislava Airport
Bratislava Airport is located 65 km from the center of Vienna. A bus from Südtiroler Platz (U1) takes you there in approximately 90 minutes. Single ride: about 5.50 €, round-trip ticket about 10.50 €. The train from the main station in Bratislava to Vienna’s Südbahnhof leaves every two hours from 8:32 am to 12:32 am, tickets about 10.30 €. The 61 bus line commutes every 10 to 20 minutes from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm from the airport to the main station. The Express Taxi gets to the center of Vienna in about 45 minutes, about 45 € (Tel. 00421 902 222 333).

From first-class hotels to apartments: start your visit to Vienna in a leisurely fashion – with an online booking at Wien-Hotels. 330 Viennese hotels and pensions wait for you, 260 of which you can check out online and even book online at up-to-date prices. This is a service of NetHotels. To go to online booking >

Many Viennese organizers offer tickets payable with credit cards. If you want to book your tickets ahead of time, open our event database and search there >
Of course, you can also order tickets at your travel agency or buy them after your arrival in Vienna either at the event itself, or at a ticket office or the reception desk of your hotel. Please note: the earlier you order the tickets, the more likely it is that one will be available. More information >

Brochures & City Maps
These useful guides can be obtained at your hotel in Vienna as well as at the Vienna Tourist Information (1, Albertinaplatz / Maysedergasse, daily 9:00 am - 7:00 pm). If you would like to order brochures from outside of Austria, please contact the closest address >

Information and Bookings
Vienna hotel bookings, tickets, sights, Vienna Card, more information>
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