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How to get from Vienna Airport to City Centre

There are 3 modes of transportation available when travelling from Vienna International airport (VIE) to the city centre of Vienna: Taxi, Train and Bus. Hiring a Vienna airport taxi will cost approximately 36€ and it will only take 20 minutes to reach the downtown area of Vienna. When it comes to travelling by train, travelers have 2 options. You can either take the City Airport Train (CAT) or the public Schnellbahn S7. Tickets for the City Airport Train cost 12€ and the ride takes 16 minutes, whereas tickets for the public S7 cost only 3.90€ and the average travel time is 25 minutes. Buses can also provide cheap and fast services. Bus tickets cost only 8€ and the journey takes 20 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.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGER
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €36 20min 24/7
Welcome Pickups €36 20min 24/7
A trusted, professional driver will pick you up at the gate right on time. Excellent reviews, flat price, no hidden fees, free cancellation.
Train €24 16min 06:09–23:39
Bus €16 22min 24/7

How to get from Vienna airport to city centre by taxi

The most convenient way to reach Vienna downtown area is by taking a Vienna airport taxi. It is important to note that Vienna taxis do not look identical. Legitimate taxis have roof taxi signs and the letters "TX" at the end of their plates. Keep in mind that you might have to wait in line for a taxi during rush hour. Under normal traffic flow, the taxi ride to the city centre of Vienna takes approximately 20 minutes. It is suggested to book your taxi in advance in order to save time and avoid communication issues with the local drivers.

How to get from Vienna airport to city centre by taxi

The most convenient way to reach Vienna downtown area is by taking a Vienna airport taxi. It is important to note that Vienna taxis do not look identical. Legitimate taxis have roof taxi signs and the letters "TX" at the end of their plates. Keep in mind that you might have to wait in line for a taxi during rush hour. Under normal traffic flow, the taxi ride to the city centre of Vienna takes approximately 20 minutes. It is suggested to book your taxi in advance in order to save time and avoid communication issues with the local drivers.

Taxi fare from Vienna airport to city centre

There is no flat fee for the taxi from Vienna airport to city center of Vienna. Therefore, your taxi ride will be calculated by a taximeter, depending on distance. Extra costs, such as tolls and late-night driving may be applied. However, the average price of the taxi ride from Vienna airport to the metropolitan area of Vienna is 36€.

You can always check if taxi companies offer a fixed price if you book your trip in advance.

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00–24:00)
Night time
(00:00–05:00)
Duration
FROM VIE - TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€36
€36
20 min
FROM VIE - TO CITY CENTRE
€36
€36
20 min
FROM VIE - TO CENTRAL TRAIN STATION
€36
€36
20 min
FROM VIE - TO BRATISLAVA
€88
€88
45 min

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Convenience

Taking a taxi is by far the most convenient and safe option when travelling from Vienna airport to the city of Vienna.

Editor’s Note

Even though taxis can be expensive, they provide fast and reliable services, especially if you want to avoid the crowds of a busy airport.

Useful Tips

Always pick a taxi from the official taxi ranks.
Green taxis are environmentally friendly.
It is recommended to have the details of your destination written down.
Taxis in Vienna can fit up to 4 people with 3 pieces of luggage.
Always make sure that the meter is working properly.

How to get from Vienna airport to city centre by train

The train system of Vienna airport is directly connected with the downtown area of Vienna. The train station of the city centre is called Wien Mitte and there are two different trains that head there from the airport.

The Schnellbahn S7 is the public train. Regular tickets cost only 3.90€ and the average travel time is 25 minutes, including multiple stops.

The City Airport Train (CAT) is a direct line to Wien Mitte station which is faster, yet more expensive than the regular S7. Standard tickets cost 12€ and the journey takes only 16 minutes.

How to get from Vienna airport to city centre by train

The train system of Vienna airport is directly connected with the downtown area of Vienna. The train station of the city centre is called Wien Mitte and there are two different trains that head there from the airport.

The Schnellbahn S7 is the public train. Regular tickets cost only 3.90€ and the average travel time is 25 minutes, including multiple stops.

The City Airport Train (CAT) is a direct line to Wien Mitte station which is faster, yet more expensive than the regular S7. Standard tickets cost 12€ and the journey takes only 16 minutes.

How much is the train from Vienna airport to city centre?

Regular tickets for the Schnellbahn S7 train cost 3.90€. More specifically, you will need to buy 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€.

Standard tickets for the City Airport Train cost 12€. However, you can buy them for 11€ if you book them online.

Train tickets can be purchased either from the automated ticket machines or the Tourist Info desks on the arrivals hall, using cash or cards.

Cost

3.90 - 12€

Trip Duration

16 - 25 Min.

For both trains, waiting time is around 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Schnellbahn S7 train runs from 05:18 a.m to 00:18 a.m, whereas the City Airport Train runs from 06:09 a.m to 11:39 p.m.

Where do I get it from?

The train platforms for the CAT and S7 trains are located five minutes away from the the Check-In hall and the baggage claims area. Just follow the train signs after you collect your luggage.

Convenience

The train journey from Vienna airport to Wien Mitte train station is cheap and fast. In addition, the City Airport Train is known for being very comfortable and spacious. Keep in mind that once you get to Wien Mitte train station, you will have access to the underground lines U3 and U4.

Editor’s Note

Please note that the City Airport Train is not a member of Vienna's public transportation system. You will have to purchase a different ticket if you want to change to public means of transport once you get off the CAT.

Useful Tips

Children up to 6 years of age and wheelchair users travel for free.
Always keep an eye on your belongings.
The Schnellbahn S7 trains have limited luggage space and steps to climb when you get in.
Do not forget to validate your tickets.

How to get from Vienna airport to city centre by bus

The buses of Vienna Airport Lines run 24 hours a day to Schwedenplatz bus station, which is located right at the heart of the downtown area of Vienna. Those buses depart every 30 minutes and the journey takes approximately 22 minutes, including multiple stops.

How to get from Vienna airport to city centre by bus

The buses of Vienna Airport Lines run 24 hours a day to Schwedenplatz bus station, which is located right at the heart of the downtown area of Vienna. Those buses depart every 30 minutes and the journey takes approximately 22 minutes, including multiple stops.

How much is the bus from Vienna airport to city centre

Regular bus tickets cost 8€ and can be purchased straight from the bus driver or online.

Cost

8€

Trip Duration

22 Min.

Waiting time is around 30 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Vienna Airport Lines buses run 24/7.

Where do I get it from?

Just follow the signs for buses after you collect your luggage at baggage claim.

Convenience

Taking a bus from Vienna airport to the city centre of Vienna is inexpensive and fast. However, buses tend to get overcrowded and have limited luggage space. Moreover, Vienna Airport Lines is not a member of Vienna's public transport network; therefore, you will have to buy an appropriate ticket if you want to use public means of transport once you get off at Schwedenplatz bus station.

Editor’s Note

It is good to know that once you get off at Schwedenplatz bus station, you will have access to the underground lines U1 and U4.

Useful Tips

Tickets for children (aged 6 - 14) and disability certificate holders cost only 4€.
Children under 6 years of age travel for free.
Always keep an eye on your belongings while on-board.

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

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Vienna airport to City Centre?

The average price of taxi trip from Vienna airport to the downtown area of Vienna is 36€. Without traffic, the ride takes around 20 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Vienna airport to City Centre?

Regular bus tickets cost 8€ and you can buy them straight from the bus driver or online.

How far is it from Vienna airport to City Centre?

Vienna city centre is approximately 18 km from Vienna airport and you can get there either by taxi, train or bus.

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