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JOURNEY FROM ABROARD AND OUTSIDE VIENNA
All major airlines and several low-cost airlines fly into Vienna or Bratislava.
VIENNA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – SCHWECHAT
When you arrive at Vienna Airport – Schwechat there are several possibilities to get to the city:
The commuter train / Schnellbahn (ÖBB) runs every half hour and takes about 25 minutes to the city center. This is the less expensive option, but it stops at many stations. Tickets are available at the machine just before you go downstairs to the platform.
The best station to get off might be "Wien Mitte- Landstrasse" (underground lines U3 and U4 and commuter train (S-Bahn)). By yhe way it's not in the centre of Vienna, but close to it.
The CAT (City Airport Train) runs non-stop from the airport to the station "Wien Mitte - Landstrasse") and takes 16 minutes. So it is faster and easier to travel with it than with the commuter train but it costs much more.
There are several bus connections (Vienna Airport Lines) into Vienna , transporting you to the destinations Schwedenplatz / Morzinplatz (U4 and U1), to Bahnhof Wien Meidling (U6, commuter trains "Schnellbahn" = S-Bahn), or to Westbahnhof (U3, U6), as well as to the Donauzentrum (U1). Tickets are available on the bus.
You can find more information and links here: From and to Vienna Airport
BRATISLAVA AIRPORT – LETISKO, SLOVAKIA:
The brand new and enormous Vienna main train station is the "Wiener Hauptbahnhof" (Vienna Hauptbahnhof) which is now a through station linking four major railway lines converging on Vienna from the North, East, West and South. There you find a huge shopping center that is open on the weekend. The most important connections: U1 (to centre and competion location), S-Bahn, bus 13A to the Practice, the Welcome Drink and the Farewell Brunch,tram linies 18, D and O.
BAHNHOF WIEN MEIDLING
The most important connections are the underground line U6 (station: Philadelphiabrücke) and the commuter train line (Schnellbahn/S-Bahn).
The underground lines U3 and U6 and several tram lines connect the Westbahnhof with the rest of the city.
Links to the Austrian train schedules: ÖBB
Motorway A1 reaches Vienna from the west,
A2 from the south and
A4 from the east.
You need a motorway vignette (road tax sticker) to drive on motorways in Austria (available at petrol/gas stations). An inexpensive option is to buy a 10-day vignette.
City map and route planer: Google maps.
Parking in Vienna:
For the districts 1 through 9 and 20 (short-term parking areas), you need a prepaid parking voucher (maximum 2 hours) Mondays to Fridays between 9 am and 10 pm (sometimes even on Saturdays), for the districts 12, 14 through 17 it's Mondays to Fridays 9am and 7pm. The competition is in the 23rd district. Here you can find up to date information about short-term parking in Vienna.
In the other districts, you'll need the prepaid parking voucher only in designated short-term parking areas.
The prepaid parking voucherpermit vouchers (maximum 2 hours) are available for sale at tobacconist shops and at the ticket machines in the underground stations.