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Getting from Vienna Airport to Central Train Station

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How to get from Vienna Airport to Central Train Station

When travelling from Vienna airport to central train station, officially known as Wien Hauptbahnhof, there are 2 options of transport: Taxi and Train. The most convenient way to get to the central train station is by taxi. A Vienna airport taxi ride will cost approximately 36€ and it will take around 20 minutes. The alternative inexpensive and quick option is the ÖBB railjet train. Regular train tickets cost just 3.90€ and the journey takes only 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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  • Prepaid flat price - no hidden fees.
  • Meet & Greet at the gate.
  • Free cancellation.

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I used Welcome Pickups twice. On time and english speaking drivers.

Vienna central train station

Comparison of the options

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 €7.80 15min 06:33–23:03


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

When it comes to travelling from Vienna airport to central train station, taxis provide the most convenient and comfortable services. Always pick a Vienna airport taxi from the official taxi ranks and never accept transfer services from random individuals. Licensed Vienna taxis can be recognized by their roof taxi signs and the letters "TX" at the end of their plates. When the traffic flow is moderate, the average trip duration is 20 minutes.

Taxi fare from Vienna airport to city centre

Since there is no fixed price for the transfer from Vienna airport to the central train station, your trip will be charged on the meter, based on distance. However, the estimated cost of the journey amounts to 36€. Additional costs for late-night driving, driving on public holidays, or extra luggage may apply.

If you book your ride in advance you might get a better a price.


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 wait around at the airport after a long flight. However, you can always opt for other means of public transport if you are on a budget.

Useful Tips

Let your driver know that you are aware of the trip's average cost.
Check whether your driver understands sufficient English.
Always pick a taxi from the line.

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

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

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

Regular tickets for 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 the ÖBB ticket desks on the arrivals hall.



Trip Duration

15 Min.

Waiting time is around 30 minutes.

Value for Money

The ÖBB railjet train runs from 06:33 a.m to 11:03 p.m.

Where do I get it from?

The train platforms can be reached directly through the arrivals hall. Just follow the train signs after you collect your luggage.


The train services from Vienna airport to central train station are very fast and easy on your wallet if you are on a short budget. However, trains get overcrowded most of the time and there is limited space for your luggage.

Editor’s Note

Please note that once you get to 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.
Always keep an eye on your belongings.
There are more than 80 shops and restaurants at Wien Hauptbahnhof train station.

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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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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Vienna airport to Central Train Station?

The average cost of a taxi ride from Vienna airport to Central Train Station is 36€. Under normal traffic conditions, the taxi trip takes only 20 minutes.

How much is a train ticket from Vienna airport to Central Train Station?

Regular train tickets cost just 3.90€ and can be purchased either from the automated ticket machines or the ÖBB ticket desks on the arrivals hall.

What is the central train station in Vienna called?

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

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