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STUDY IN  Austria - Getting to Austria


 By Air    |    By Land    |    By Sea

By Air

National Airlines


Austrian Airline



Tyrolean Airways (VO) is part of
Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines Website

Approximate flight times: From Innsbruck to London is 2 hours and from Salzburg is 1 hour 50 minutes. From Vienna to London is 2 hours 10 minutes, to Los Angeles is 15 hours, to New York is 9 hours, to Singapore is 14 hours and to Sydney is 25 hours.

International Airports

Vienna International Airport




Vienna International Airport Website

Vienna International Airport (VIE) (Wien-Schwechat) is 18km (11 miles) south-east of the city. Airport facilities include duty-free shops, banks, bureaux de change, post office, restaurants (including 24-hour, self-service restaurant), cafes, left luggage (24-hours), conference facilities, medical facilities, tourist information, car hire, car park and nursery.

Airport buses run between the airport and the city centre (Hilton Hotel) every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day (travel time – 20 minutes); and between the airport and two stations (Vienna Westbahnhof and Vienna Südbahnhof) approximately every hour (0530-0010) (travel time – 35 minutes). Rail service is available at frequent intervals (from 0500-2258) to and from two other stations (Vienna Mitte and Vienna Nordbahnhof; travel time – 40 minutes). Local rail (S-Bahn) services also run to the Vienna railway stations of Südbahnhof (travel time – 20 minutes) and Nordbahnhof (travel time – 35 minutes). Taxis 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.
Buses also run to Budapest four times a day (travel time – 3 hours 30 minutes); to Bratislava (Slovak Republic) about seven times a day (travel time – 1 hour 10 minutes).

Innsbruck Airport




Innsbruck Airport (INN) (Kranebitten) is 5.5km (3.5 miles) west of the city. Airport facilities include duty-free shop (0530-1915), currency exchange, restaurant (0900-2230), medical facilities and car hire. Bus services are available every 20-30 minutes to the city centre (travel time – 20 minutes). Taxi services are also available.

Salzburg Airport




Salzburg Airport Website

Salzburg Airport (SZG) (Maxglan) is 4km (2.5 miles) west of the city. Airport facilities include duty-free shopping, currency exchange, post office, restaurants and snack bars, bar, left luggage, conference rooms and car hire. Bus no. 77 departs to the city centre every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes at the weekend (travel time – 25 minutes). Taxis are available from the front of the main building for approximately €13.08 (travel time – 15 minutes). Some hotels have courtesy coaches.

Klagenfurt (KLU) (Wörther See) (website: is 4km (2.5 miles) from the city. Bus and taxi services are available. Airport facilities include a bar, duty-free shop and car hire.

Linz (LNZ) (website: is 10km (6 miles) from the city. Taxi and bus services are available. Airport facilities include a bar, duty-free shop, bank and car hire.

Graz (GRZ) (website: is 10km (6 miles) from the city. Taxis are available to the city (travel time – 20 minutes). Buses depart about 16 times a day and there are frequent train services. Airport facilities include a bar, restaurant, bank and car hire.

Note: Airports have fixed charges for portering.

Departure tax: None.

By Land

RAIL: 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), to Turkey (Istanbul, via Belgrade) and to Italy (Venice, Milan or Rome). The most common routes are from Paris or Brussels (Eurostar connections from London) to Vienna. From Paris a direct EuroNight train runs to Vienna Westbahnhof. Paris-Vienna travel time 4hrs 45mins. For further details contact Österreichische Bundesbahnen, Elisabethstraße 9, 1010 Wien (tel: (1) 93000-0; fax (1) 25000; e-mail:; website:

ROAD: There are numerous and excellent road links with all neighbouring countries. For information on traffic regulations and required documentation, see the Travel - Internal section. Coach: 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 (4 Cardiff Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, L41 1PP; tel: (08705) 143 219; fax: (01582) 400 694; website: or Some tour operators offer package holidays to Austria by coach from the UK. A full list is available from the Austrian National Tourist Office. 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 three to four 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 (tel: (08705) 353 535; e-mail: ; website:

Car ferry: 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). The distance by road is approximately 1600km (1000 miles). It is one day’s drive in summer, but can take longer in winter. Munich is 4 to 5 hours from Vienna; Milan and Zurich are a good day’s drive.

By Sea

RIVER: DDSG-Blue Danube Schiffahrt operates a passenger service on the Danube from Germany (Passau) to Vienna. For information and reservations, contact them at Friedrichstrasse 7, 1010 Vienna (tel: (1) 588 800; fax: (1) 5888 440; e-mail:; website: 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 in the summer.

For further information, contact Wurm und Köck, Untere Donaulände, 4020 Linz (tel: (732) 783 607; fax: (732) 783 60720; e-mail:; website: DDSG-Blue Danube Schiffahrt also operates a hydrofoil service from the Praterlande hydrofoil dock in Vienna to Hungary (Budapest) (travel time – 6 hours). Ardagger operates services between Linz and Germany (Krems) (tel: (7479) 64640; fax: (7479) 646 510; e-mail: Brandner concentrates its services between Melk and Krems.

For further information, contact Brandner at Ufer 50, 3313 Wallsee (tel: (7433) 2590-21; fax: (7433) 259 025; e-mail:; website:

A regular hydrofoil service also runs three times daily during the summer months from Vienna to the Slovak Republic (Bratislava) (travel time – 1.5 hours). International rail tickets are valid on Danube river boats. More information on the above services, and connections to Sebia and Montenegro (Belgrade), Turkey (Istanbul) and Ukraine (Yalta), can be obtained from the ANTO

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