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Getting from Vienna Airport to the Central Train Station

When travelling from Vienna airport to the central train station, officially known as Wien Hauptbahnhof, there are 2 travel options: you can either take a taxi or a train. The most convenient way to get to the central train station is by taxi. A Vienna airport taxi ride will cost around €36 and will take under 20 minutes to reach the station. An alternative inexpensive and quick option is to take the ÖBB railjet train. A one-way regular train ticket costs €3.90 and the journey takes 15 minutes. Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Vienna at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €36 20min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €36 20min 24/7 Book
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Train €7.80 15min 06:33–23:03

How to get from Vienna airport to the central train station by taxi

When it comes to travelling from Vienna airport to the central train station, taxis are always the most convenient and comfortable option. It is important to always take a Vienna airport taxi from the official taxi ranks and never accept transfer services from random individuals. Licensed Vienna taxis are easily recognisable by their taxi rooftop signs and the letters "TX" at the end of their number plates. A taxi ride to the central station takes around 20 minutes, in normal traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Vienna airport to the city centre

As there is no fixed price from Vienna airport to the central train station, your trip will be calculated using a taximeter, so based on the time and distance travelled. However, the estimated cost is around €36. Additional costs apply when travelling late at night, on public holidays, or if you have extra luggage.
Please note, that if you book your taxi transfer in advance, you will be offered a better flat rate fee.

Convenience

Taxis can be costly, but if you do not want to waste time at the airport, they offer fast, safe and reliable services.

Editor’s Note

Hiring a taxi is ideal if you do not want to wait around the airport after a long flight. However, you can always chose to take another public transport option if you are travelling on a budget.

Useful Tips

It is good to let your driver know that you are aware of the trip's average cost.
If you wish to be guaranteed an English speaking taxi driver, it is best to book your taxi in advance.
It is very important to always take a taxi from the official taxi rank at the airport.

How to get from Vienna airport to the central train station by train

The ÖBB railjet train is directly connected to the Wien Hauptbahnhof train station, with multiple trains travelling between the two destinations every 30 minutes. Moreover, taking the train is the cheapest and fastest option. Regular train tickets only cost €3.90 and the average travel time is 15 minutes.

How much is a train ticket from Vienna airport to the central train station?

Regular tickets on the ÖBB railjet train cost €3.90. In essence, you are buying two single tickets, one for the zone up to the Vienna city limits for €1.70 and one for the Vienna city zone for €2.20.

Train tickets can be purchased either from the automated ticket machines or from the ÖBB ticket desks at the airport's arrivals hall.

Cost

€3.90

Trip Duration

15 Min.

Waiting time is around 30 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The ÖBB railjet train operates from 06:33 to 23:03.

Where do I get it from?

You can get to the train platforms directly from the arrivals hall. Just follow the train signs after you collect your luggage.

Convenience

Train services from Vienna airport to the central train station are fast and inexpensive. However, trains can get overcrowded and there is limited space for your luggage.

Editor’s Note

It is good to know that once you reach Wien Hauptbahnhof train station, you will have access to the underground line U1, two bus lines (13A and 69A) and three tram lines (18, D and O).

Useful Tips

Tickets for children and young adults (aged 6 -15) cost €2.80.
Do not forget to validate your ticket, as you can get fined if you don't.
Always keep an eye on your belongings as the train can get overcrowded during rush hours.
There are more than 80 shops and restaurants at Wien Hauptbahnhof train station.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Vienna. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Prices

DAYTIME
€36
NIGHTTIME
€36
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

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4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Vienna airport to the central train station?

The average cost of a taxi ride from Vienna airport to the central train station is €36. Under normal traffic conditions, the taxi ride takes 20 minutes.

How much is a train ticket from Vienna airport to central train station?

Regular train tickets only cost €3.90 and they can be purchased either from the automated ticket machines or from the ÖBB ticket desks at the airport's arrivals hall.

What is the central train station in Vienna's name?

The central train station in Vienna is called Wien Hauptbahnhof and it is located 18 km away from Vienna airport.

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