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How to get from Vienna Hauptbahnhof to Vienna Airport

Vienna International Airport (VIA) stands as a vital gateway to the captivating city of Vienna. Due to its location, the airport also provides seamless access to a network of culturally rich locations in Central and Eastern Europe, making it a preferred choice for both domestic and international travellers.

When travelling from Vienna Hbf to the airport, you have three transportation options: taxi, train, or bus. Taxis or private transfers typically take around 20 minutes, costing around €50 for up to 4 people. The direct train journey from Vienna Hauptbahnhof to the airport is a quick 15 minutes, with tickets priced at €4.40 per person. Alternatively, the Vienna Airport Lines bus covers the route in about 25 minutes with a fare of €10.50 per person. To secure a competitive rate for your airport taxi, we recommend booking in advance.

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Comparison of the options

Taxi €50 20min 24/7
Train €8.80 15min 05:42–22:42
Bus €21 25min 24/7

How to get from Vienna Hbf to the airport by taxi

For a quick and comfortable trip from Vienna Central Station or Wien Hbf to Vienna Airport, opt for a taxi or private transfer. They are available 24/7 and can get you to the airport in just 20 minutes with light traffic.

Taxi fare from Vienna Hbf to Vienna Airport

Vienna taxi fares are calculated using a taximeter, factoring in time and distance. The approximate cost for a trip from Vienna Hbf to the airport is €50 for up to 4 passengers. Additional charges may apply if you are travelling at night or on public holidays, as well as if you have excess luggage. You can also pre-book a taxi for the same cost as a standard taxi to avoid hidden fees.



Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Rates will vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are typically available 24/7 at Vienna Hauptbahnhof, but it is safest to book in advance.

Where do I get the taxi from?

At Vienna Hbf, you can find the taxi stand outside the station on street level. 


For a quick and hassle-free journey from Wien Hbf to Vienna Airport, with no waiting time, choose a taxi or private transfer. This is the fastest and most comfortable transportation option and is always available. You can book your airport taxi from Vienna Hbf to the airport in advance for added convenience and to secure a competitive rate.

Editor’s Note

Booking a taxi from Vienna Hbf to the airport will ensure an on-time pickup to ensure you don't miss your flight.

Useful Tips

While credit card payments are generally accepted, it's best to confirm with your driver beforehand.
In Vienna, a customary tip for taxi drivers is around 10%.
It's always a good idea to ask for a receipt at the end of a ride in case you leave anything behind.

How to get from Vienna Hbf to the airport by train

The ÖBB Railjet train from Vienna Hbf to the airport is another quick transport option as it takes around 15 minutes to reach Vienna Airport once the train departs.

How much is the train from Vienna Hbf to Vienna Airport?

A single ticket for the ÖBB Railjet train from Vienna Hbf to the airport costs €4.40. You can book online beforehand, use the ÖBB app, or grab them from the handy automated machines or ticket desks available at the station. If you’re travelling during peak hours, you might want to reserve a seat to be safe, as tickets can be scarce.



Trip Duration

15 Min

The wait time for the train is approximately 30 minutes.

Value for Money

The ÖBB Railjet train operates from 05:42 to 22:42.

Where do I get the train from?

You can board the airport express train from Vienna Hbf to the airport train at the central train station. These trains often leave from platforms 10 A-B, but it’s advisable to check the information boards upon arrival for any changes.


Travelling from Vienna Hbf to the airport by train is swift and budget-friendly. The trains run from the early hours of the morning till late at night, with a relatively short waiting time. However, it’s worth noting that trains are a popular choice and are therefore often overcrowded with limited space for suitcases.

Editor’s Note

It's a good idea to reserve a seat during peak hours as tickets are in high demand.

Useful Tips

Make sure you validate your ticket before boarding.
The train service is generally accessible for passengers with disabilities, including those using wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
Avoid the queues at the station by purchasing your ticket in advance.
Keep a close eye on your belongings, especially when the train is crowded.

How to get from Vienna Hbf to the airport by bus

To travel from Vienna Hbf to the airport by bus, opt for Line VAL 1 of the Vienna Airport Lines. This convenient bus service operates 24 hours a day, departing every 30 minutes from Hauptbahnhof Station. The ride takes about 25 minutes, not including wait times, and tickets start at €10.50 per person. The bus runs fairly regularly, even throughout the night.

How much is the bus from Vienna Hbf to the airport?

The bus from Vienna Hbf to the airport offers single tickets at €10.50, and a return ticket priced at €17.50. You can get your tickets from the bus driver with cash or at ticket machines with cash or card. Children between the ages of 6 and 14 enjoy a reduced fare of €2, while those under six ride for free.



Trip Duration

25 Min.

The bus operates at 30-minute intervals, with a one-hour gap in service between 00:30 and 02:30.

Value for Money

The VAL bus services operate 24/7.

Where do I get the bus from?

You can find the VAL 1 bus stop conveniently situated at Am Hbf 2 when departing from Vienna Hbf.


The bus from Vienna Hbf to the airport offers convenience with its round-the-clock service and average wait time of 30 minutes. Nevertheless, it comes at a higher cost than the train and is a slower alternative to taking a taxi. Be mindful that buses may experience crowding, posing challenges if you’re carrying bulky luggage given limited storage space. Additionally, in busy times there can be potential delays as demand surges.

Editor’s Note

To ride the VAL 1 bus, you'll need a dedicated ticket, as it operates independently and is not covered by standard public transport tickets.

Useful Tips

Purchase your tickets conveniently from the driver using cash in euros or at the station's ticket machines with either cash or card.
Enjoy free travel for children under 6, and for kids aged 6 to 14, it's only €2 per child.
The Vienna Airport Lines (VAL) bus service is designed to be accessible, with features and assistance options for passengers with disabilities.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Vienna Hbf to the airport?

For the journey from Vienna Hbf to the airport, you have four options: private transfer, taxi, train, or bus. The most convenient, direct options are taking a private transfer or taxi.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Vienna Hauptbahnhof to the airport?

Typically, a taxi ride from Vienna Hbf to the airport lasts about 20 minutes and costs approximately €50 for up to 4 people. It’s important to note that fares can vary based on the operator, time of day, and the duration of the trip due to traffic. For a reliable and competitive fixed rate, we recommend pre-booking your taxi.

How far is Vienna Hauptbahnhof from the airport?

Vienna’s central train station, Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), is about 16 km from Vienna Airport (VIE). Taxis or private taxi transfers take approximately 20 minutes and generally have no wait time. The direct train from Vienna Hauptbahnhof to the airport is a 15-minute journey with up to a 30-minute wait. The Vienna Airport Lines bus takes approximately 25 minutes with waits between 30-60 minutes. To ensure you’re not late for your flight, consider booking an airport taxi in advance.

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