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Vienna Taxi

Vienna Taxi General Information and Tips


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Vienna Taxi

Rather than trying to figure out public transport in a foreign language, you can take a Vienna taxi to save time and reduce the hassle. With over 4,500 taxis cruising the streets, getting a taxi in Vienna is easy. You can hail one from the street, call a company to arrange a pickup, head to the nearest taxi rank, book online, or even use an app.

Vienna taxis fit up to 4 people but if you are travelling in a larger group, you can book a van for 6-8 people. They are easily recognisable due to the yellow and black ‘TAXI’ roof signs and Vienna license plates ending with TX. Fares are calculated using a taximeter, although the route from Vienna Airport to the city centre is fixed upon request.


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


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How much is a taxi in Vienna?

Taxi prices Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
A white Vienna taxi parked outside the airport.

Vienna taxi prices

Taxis in Vienna are reliable and relatively cheap compared to other Western European cities. Vienna taxi prices are calculated with a taximeter and regulated on a regional level. Licensed taxi operators are bound by these rates for rides within Vienna:

Day Tariff (Monday to Saturday – 06:00-23:00)

  • Base Fare – €3.80
  • Price/km for first 5 km – €0.95
  • Price/km after 5 km – €0.58
  • Waiting time per minute – €0.58

Night Tariff (23:00-06:00, Sundays, and public holidays)

  • Base fare – €4.30
  • Price/km for first 5 km – €1.09
  • Price/km after 5 km – €0.67
  • Waiting time per minute – €0.67


  • Booked by phone – €2
  • Each extra passenger after the 4th – €2

Generally speaking, the average cost of a short journey within the city is usually between €10 and €20 and a longer journey such as from Vienna to Bratislava will cost between €70 and €90. For rides from Vienna Airport to the city centre, most operators offer a set fare of around €42, depending on the time of day and provider.

You can also pre-book a taxi to secure a fixed fare, as there are some private hire car companies offering such services. You can call and book your taxi or, some companies let you do it online. However, you must book in advance in order to secure a set price, either by phone or online.

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How to get a taxi in Vienna

Getting a taxi in Vienna is simple enough. You can easily spot them thanks to the yellow and black ‘TAXI’ roof signs and Vienna license plates ending in TX. All you have to do is raise your hand and flag down a vehicle with an illuminated roof sign. If the sign is lit up, it means the taxi is empty and available for hire.

You can also grab a taxi from various ranks dotted around the city. Official Vienna taxi stands are marked with a yellow sign and the two letters “TX”. They are typically located near major tourist spots and populated areas like Vienna Airport, The Hofburg, the Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna Zoo and the City Hall. Some are even equipped with a phone so that you can call for a pickup.

How to get a taxi from Vienna Airport

The taxi ranks at Vienna Airport are located directly in front of the Arrivals Hall of each terminal. Taxis are metered but most drivers accept fixed fares for routes to the city centre. You’ll also find “City Transfer” counters inside arrivals if you have any questions or need to know more about the fixed fare from the airport. Just keep in mind that the wait can be quite long during peak season. 

How to get a taxi from Vienna City Hall

If you’re visiting City Hall or the area around Rathausplatz in central Vienna, there is a taxi rank on Felderstraße Road. As you exit City Hall, walk along Felderstraße towards the main road (Landesgerichtsstraße). You can usually see a line of white taxis parked directly outside the Vienna Planning Workshop building.

How to get a taxi from Vienna Train Station

Vienna Hauptbahnhof Station is the main central train station in Vienna. Whether you’re arriving from a neighbouring city by rail or simply walking the streets in the centre, there are several taxi ranks located close to the station that you can use. As you exit the station (Level 0) onto Am Hauptbahnhof Road, there is a taxi rank right in front of you under the covered area. There’s also another taxi rank on Canettistraße Road, situated on the other side of the station.

How to get a taxi from Schönbrunn Palace

If you’re planning on visiting Schönbrunn Palace, there is a taxi rank directly outside the site. As you exit the main building from the front entrance, you must cross the road in front of you and head to the taxi stand on the left side of the large square.

How to get a taxi from Vienna Zoo

Likewise, if you’re visiting Vienna Zoo (which is on the grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace) you can head to the same rank as described above or to the rank located on Am Platz Road, close to the zebra crossing. To reach this taxi stand, you must exit the grounds near the Joseph II. Memorial landmark onto Maxingstraße Road, turn right and then walk for around 5 minutes before you reach a rank of official white taxis.

Best Vienna taxi apps

When travelling at night, in bad weather, or during busy periods, you may want to use a Vienna taxi app. They allow for quick and reliable pickups to your exact location and some of them provide fare estimations in advance for added peace of mind. 

There are several taxi apps in Vienna. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between a few local taxi operators including Taxi 31300, Taxi 60160, and Taxi 40100. Popular ride-hailing giants like Uber and Bolt are also active in the area.

For rides to and from the airport, a tailored airport taxi service like Welcome Pickups is the most convenient choice. With a trained English-speaking driver, personalised meet and greet, flight monitoring, and our nifty travel app, you can relax knowing that everything is taken care of. Plus, we offer competitive fixed fares with no hidden fees to avoid any hassle on the day of your flight. 

Useful Vienna taxi numbers

Likewise, if you can’t access data abroad or simply don’t want to download an app, you can call a local Vienna taxi number instead. Popular options include:

  • Taxi 40100 – +43 140 100
  • Taxi 31300 – +43 1 31 300
  • Taxi 60160 – +43 160 160

All you have to do is give your name, pickup location, final destination, and pickup time. And don’t forget that there’s a €2 call-out charge. 

Additionally, your hotel and most tourist information centres will provide you with phone numbers for Vienna taxi companies upon request, and may even call them on your behalf.

Benefits of booking a Vienna taxi in advance

There’s nothing like knowing that your Vienna taxi will be there to pick you up from your hotel and conveniently transfer you to your destination. Waiting around in the street or calling a company will simply waste your precious time in the city.

Instead, you can book your Vienna taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups and enjoy 24/7 customer support, competitive fixed prices and fully personalised services.

Vienna taxi tips

  1. Taxis can be hailed from the street, although this is quite rare. The easiest way to get a taxi is to walk to the closest rank.
  2. Taxis in Vienna usually take up to 4 passengers. For a van or minibus that can accommodate more passengers, you will have to book in advance over the phone or online.
  3. Most taxis accept payment by credit card, but it's better to ask the driver before you get in.
  4. Make sure the taximeter is reset before setting off.
  5. All taxis in Vienna are fitted with a meter, but we recommend asking an approximate price for your journey with your driver before you hop in.
  6. It is customary to tip your Vienna taxi driver around 10% of the final fare.
  7. The ‘airport to city’ route is fixed at €42 for a maximum of 4 passengers. You must specify that you want the fixed airport price when booking or you may be subject to additional charges.
  8. The fixed price is valid ONLY for direct trips to and from the airport.
  9. Vienna taxi drivers are required to carry a copy of important information such as details on payment, and routes and help with loading and unloading luggage.
  10. You will also find QR codes inside the vehicle. These let passengers give feedback and check that they are being driven in a licensed taxi.

Wheelchair-accessible taxis in Vienna

Vienna is a very accessible city, as is the rest of Austria. However, regular taxis in Vienna don’t have any special ramps or seating for people with mobility difficulties.

If a fully accessible vehicle is what you are looking for, you can check out the websites below. They offer fully equipped vehicles for in-city rides and airport transfers.

Safety and complaints for Vienna taxis

Taxi drivers in Vienna are a very honest bunch and rarely try to take more money from their passengers. However, you may still experience a driver taking a longer route or trying to claim the taximeter doesn’t work.

If you believe this has happened to you, you should write down the taxi number and driver’s unique ID number and ask for your receipt. You can then call the company that you booked the taxi with or head to the Local Police and make a report.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Vienna Airport to the city centre?

Standard Vienna Airport taxi drivers do not offer fixed rates. Instead, they calculate fares using a taximeter based on distance. However, rides to and from the airport are fixed upon request. With that being said, you’ll pay €42 for your taxi from or to Vienna Airport. To secure a competitive fixed fare with no hidden fees, you can pre-book your airport taxi with Welcome Pickups. 

Do taxi drivers in Vienna speak English?

Some Vienna taxi drivers speak English but this is never guaranteed. If you want to make sure you can communicate with your driver, we recommend booking your taxi with Welcome Pickups to secure a trained, English-speaking driver.

Is there a taxi app in Vienna?

Yes, there are a number of taxi apps in Vienna. The most used local apps are Taxi 31300, Taxi 60160, and Taxi 40100. You can also use Uber and Bolt in Vienna, although prices often surge during periods of high demand.

Are taxis safe in Vienna?

Taxis in Vienna, Austria are considered generally reliable and safe. However, there is a small chance that your driver may try to overcharge you or claim the meter doesn’t work. Generally, just make sure you enter a licensed vehicle with the distinctive “Taxi” sign on top. You can also track your progress using Google Maps, and even check the driver’s official details by scanning the QR code.

Do taxis in Vienna take card payments?

Most taxis in Vienna accept card payments, although it’s always best to double-check before getting in.

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