Airport Vienna

Airport Bus Vienna

Located in Schwechat 18 km (11 mi) southeast of central Vienna and 57 km west of Bratislava, Vienna International Airport is Austria’s biggest airport which counted more than 27 million passengers in 2018.

How to get from Vienna Airport to Vienna

There are several ways of reaching the city of Vienna, all of which can be seen below.

Train

City Airport Train (CAT): The non-stop journey takes only 16 minutes is the fastest way to get from the airport to Vienna city centre.

  • It operates 365 days a year 05:36 a.m. to 23:39 p.m.
  • The CAT terminal is located 10 minutes of walking distance from St. Stephan’s Cathedral at Wien Mitte station (reachable by tram, bus, taxi or metro).
  • Check in for the flight is also possible at the CAT terminal in the city center (boarding passes, too). The service is available from 24 hours until 75 minutes before departure.
  • Single ticket costs approximately 12,00 €, and a return ticket approximately  19,00 €.

Intercity Express (ICE): Offers 2 connections per hour.

  • Vienna Airport – Wien Meidling: daily from 06:33 a.m.; every 30 minutes until 11:03 p.m.
  • Wien Meidling – Vienna Airport: daily from 05:24 a.m.; from 09:01 a.m. every 25 minutes until 10.01 pm
  • The journey takes 26 minutes.
  • Ticket price is approximately 3,90 € (children under 6 travel free of charge, while children 6 – 15 years pay 2,80 €).
  • You can purchase the ticket in advance online, on train, via their official OBB app and at the vending machines.

Express Train S7: The train links the Vienna airport to Floridsdorf. Due to the numerous stops, the journey takes 37 minutes.

  • Vienna Airport – Vienna Floridsdorf: daily from 05:18 a.m. to 00:18 p.m.
  • Vienna Floridsdorf – Vienna Airport: daily from 04:36 a.m. to 11:36 p.m.
  • Check the timetable here.
  • Since the airport is outside the city, you will need two single tickets: 1,70 € to the city zone and 2,20 € for the city zone.
    (The first one can be purchased only at the vending machines!)
  • Children younger than 6 travel for free.

NOTE: Single tickets that are purchased from bus drivers or on trams are subject to a surcharge and cost 2,30 €.

Airport Vienna inside Terminal

Bus connections

The buses of Vienna Airport Lines take you direct to Vienna city center, to the Donauzentrum via Vienna International Centre (VIC), or to Vienna’s Westbahnhof.

The Blaguss Air-Liner offers non-stop connection to Erdberg. The Eurolines start at Bratislava Airport and run via Vienna Airport to Erdberg.

Vienna Airport Lines

  • Vienna Airport – Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz in 22 minutes.
  • Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz – Vienna Airport in 20 minutes.
  • Vienna Airport – Vienna Westbahnhof (Europaplatz) in 45 minutes.
  • Vienna Westbahnhof (Europaplatz) – Vienna Airport in 45 minutes.
  • Tickets: 8,00 € (adults), children under 6 no charge, 6 – 14 years 4,00 €.
  • Tickets can be purchased from the driver.

Air-Liner (Blaguss)

  • Vienna Airport, bus terminal 3, bus stop 9 – VIB Erdberg (U3 station)
  • VIB Erdberg (U3 station) – Vienna Airport, bus terminal 3, bus stop 9
  • The journey takes 15 minutes.
  • A single ticket is 5,00 €, return 9,00 €. (children under 6 years no fee, up to 12 years half price).
  • You can purchase the tickets online, from the driver or from the sales outlet in Erdberg.

Intercity buses

From the Vienna airport there is a domestic route towards Graz and a few other cities, as well buses from e.g Vienna airport to Bratislava, Vienna airport to Prague, Vienna airport to Budapest as well as other international destinations, all buses departure from the airport bus station.


Transfers

Another way to travel to Vienna is with a private, door-to-door transfer from Vienna Airport to your accommodation in the city.

To explore transfers to most popular destinations, visit Vienna Airport taxi & transfer page.

You can also pre-book a transfer to almost any city in Austria from Airport Vienna that you would like to visit for a hassle-free experience.

You will find a list of the most popular transfer routes from Vienna Airport below where you can pre-book your private transfer and pay on arrival.

Vienna Airport to Bratislava from €70Vienna Airport to Graz from €269Vienna Airport to Gyor from €150
Vienna Airport to Vienna from €58Vienna Airport to Salzburg from €499Vienna Airport to Brno from €170
Vienna Airport to Budapest from €255Vienna Airport to Hallstatt from €409Vienna Airport to Innsbruck from €466

Taxi services

Airport taxis wait directly at the airport in front of the arrivals or the City Transfer counter in the arrivals hall.

Here you can find some useful information on their services and contacts. The prices vary, but the lowest price is 25,00 €.

NOTE: If a taxi approaches you in the arrivals hall, it is recommended not to use it, since they are an illegal business without a required business license.

Renting a car at Vienna Airport

Many big car rental companies, like Sixt, Avis, Europcar, etc. have their offices at Vienna airport, along with some local rent-a-car companies, so you can compare the terms and conditions as well as the price looking for the best option.

If you don’t want to wait until after your flight to rent a car, you can do it online.

Renting a bus at Vienna Airport

For larger groups of people it is recommended to rent a bus for a more independent and comfortable trip.

Belvedere palace ,Vienna Austria ,with beautiful floral garden

Vienna Airport bus FAQs

  • I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
    No, the airport is well connected to the city centre. You have many lines available throughout the day, but if you still don’t catch any of it, you can always take a taxi service.
  • I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
    Yes, NH Wien Airport is at the distance of 0.6 km.
    If you don’t like that hotel, a bit further (2.7 km) are two other: EuroHotel Airport Vienna and Azimut EuroHotel Airport Vienna.
  • I would like to spend one day in Vienna in between flights. Is that possible?
    Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to choose one of the means of public transportation to avoid high taxi prices.
    If you don’t want to carry your luggage with you, you can easily leave it at the airport since there are two baggage service centres at the airport, located in the check-in areas of terminal 1 and terminal 3, opened from 05:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • If i need to go to destination which has no direct bus connection from the airport, what the best way of travelling?
    If you need to travel to e.g Salzburg, Linz, Klagenfurt in Austria or international destinations like e.g Munich, Zagreb or Ljubljana you have two options.
    One is to continue by train from the main train station in Vienna, other options is to continue your trip from one of the 3 major bus stations in Vienna, be aware that not all bus stations have the same connections.
  • Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
    Yes, there are several exchange offices and ATMs at the airport, working 24/7, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.

  43Comments

  1. Fawn Greenberg   •  

    Hi
    I am staying at the K and K Palais Hotel in Rudolfsplatz.
    What bus should I take upon arriving to the airport?
    Can I buy the Vienna Pass in airport?
    Can I buy bus tickets online or better at airport?
    Thanks!
    Fawn

    • Melani Grubić Mikulić   •  

      Dear Fawn,

      The easiest way to reach K and K Palais Hotel is to take VAL 2 train (departs every 30 mins) from the airport to Wien Morzinplatz stop. The hotel is located 300m from the stop. As for the bus tickets and Vienna Pass, we recommend buying them online.

      Best regards!

  2. Tom   •  

    Hello,
    I am arriving to Vienna in May and I have 14 hours lay over. I would like to take the opportunity to tour the city without missing my connecting flight. Any suggestions? I learnt that there is a BIG BUS hop on hop off bus which is good way to see the city for the first timer, affordable and it sounds convenient. But I do not see any information if the BIG BUS is available from the airport?

    – What is the best rout to take the BIG BUS city tour
    – Where does the BIG BUD starts from, or is it possible to catch it at any one of the 20 stops.
    – Are tickets available to purchase on board of the BUS?

    Thank you

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Tom,

      Unfortunately, we do not have any information regarding Big Bus bus but You can check our city guide for Vienna and see what to visit in Vienna. Although it’s a three-day guide, I’m sure You will find some useful information.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

    • Jozef Mikulas   •  

      Hi Melani

      I am arriving to Vienna in mid of May and going to Vienna international center is there a bus from airport or train thanking you in advance.

      Best Regards

      Jozef Mikulas

      • Melani   •  

        Dear Jozef,

        You can combine bus VAL2 and U1 metro line. First you need to go by bus to Wien Morzinplatz and then take metro line U1 from Schwedenplatz (5 min walk from Morzinplatz) and get off at Kaisermühlen VIC.

        Best regards,
        Melani GBB Team

  3. Wafaa   •  

    I am arriving in August 19th and I need to arrive to the flemmings selection hotel. I’ve been told to reach to Rathaus station and from there to walk for about 2 minutes and I will find the hotel nearby. But, what is the best and easiest way to reach the Rathaus stop?

    P.S.: I am carrying lagguage, so the least the stops the better.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Wafaa,

      The best way to reach Your accommodation is by taking RJ train to Vienna Central Station and then take bus line 13A to Theater in der Josefstadt bus stop. From there it takes two minutes by foot to Your hotel.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Vesna B.   •  

    Petak vece u kasnim vecernjim satima ( 22:30) stizem avionom na Becki aerodrom. S obzieom na protokol i sve ostalo, vjerovatno cu kasnije izaci s aerodroma. Zanima me da li postoji bus u tom dobu koji vozi od aerodroma do Erdberga? Hvala mnogo 🙂

    • Melani   •  

      Draga Vesna,

      Posljedni autobus za AK Erdberg polazi iz zračne luke u 22:30. Druga opcija bi bila ići S7 ili CAT vlakom od zračne luke do Wien Mitte kolodvora i tamo presjesti na U3 metro do Erdberga.

      Srdačan pozdrav,
      Melani, GBB Team

  5. Ade   •  

    Hello Melani,
    Please would you guide me how to get a bus to Lenas Denau hotel (22. Donaustadt 1220 Vienna) from the Airport. Do I need combination of train?
    Thanks very much,
    Ade

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Ade,

      The best option is to take bus VAL 3 from Vienna Airport and exit at Wien Julius-Payer-Gasse bus stop. From there you have additional 10 min walk.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

      • Ade   •  

        Dear Melani,
        thank you very much. much appreciated.
        Regards,
        Ade

  6. Marion Mitchell   •  

    Hi

    We want to get from the airport to Boutique Hotel Alma on Hafnersteig. Can you tell me the best way?

    Thank you, Marion

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Marion,

      The best way is to go by Railjet train from Vienna Airport to Vienna Central Station, and then transfer to metro line U1 (in direction Wien Leopoldau) and exit at
      Schwedenplatz.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  7. Nenad   •  

    Hello, Im arriving at the airport at midnight. Which is the easiest way to get from airport to Währing.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Nenad,

      The easiest way is to take bus VAL2 from Vienna Airport to Wien Morzinplatz, walk 4 minutes to Schwedenplatz bus stop and take N31 bus line to Jägerstraße. Once you reach Jägerstraße, transfer to U6 metro and exit at Michelbeuern-AKH.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  8. Vineet   •  

    Hi Melani,

    This is a wonderful article. My flight is at 9 am and considering it is an international journey, I have to be at the airport by 6 am. What is the best way to get to the airport early morning from the center of the city?

    Regards,
    Vineet

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Vineet,

      You can catch S7 train from Wien Mitte to Vienna Airport, trains start operating at 04:55am and then leave every 30 minutes. Travel time to the airport is around 25 minutes.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  9. lorna   •  

    hello, we want to get from the airport to the Flemings Conference Hotel Wien, can you tell me the best way please.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Lorna,

      You should take bus VAL 1 (Wien Westbf via Wien Hbf) and get off at Wien Westbahnhof (Europaplatz). From there you have another 5 min walk to your accommodation.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  10. SVETLIN STANCHEV   •  

    Hello Mel,
    Arriving in June at 22:35h and need to get from the airport to Ibis Wien Mariahilf Hotel, could you advise the best way please.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Svetlin,

      First take S7 train (around 23:10) to Vienna Bio Center St.Marx and then transfer to tram line 18 to and get off at Mariahilfer Gürtel.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  11. Wiam   •  

    Hello and thank you for being helpful with everyone.

    I have a quick question:

    Which is the easiest way to get from airport to motel one wien westbahnhof?

    Thank you so much,

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Wiam,

      The easiest way is to take bus line VAL 1 (Vienna Airport – Vienna Westbahnhof) which runs directly to Westbahnhof which is in the proximity of your accommodation.

      Best regards
      Melani GBB Team

  12. sandra   •  

    Hi I need to get from airport to the IBIS WIEN MARIAHIFF, 22-24 Mariahilfer Gurtel, Vienna 1060. can I do this easy on public transport? thanks Sandra

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sandra,

      Hotel Ibis Wien Mariahilf is close to Wien Westbahnhof (Europaplatz) which is the last stop of VAL 1 airport bus line.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  13. Karthik   •  

    Hi, Can you suggest a best option to commute from Vienna International bus terminal to Airport during midnight around 1AM with few luggages too. Thank you

    • Maja   •  

      Dear Karthik,

      looks like public transport operates till midnight only. To get from Vienna bus station to the airport at 1am, the best would be to consider a taxi or private transfer options.

      Best regards,
      Maja, GBB Team

  14. Shlomit   •  

    Hi ,what would be the easiest way to get from Viena airport to Brno?
    Thanks

    • Antonia   •  

      Dear Shlomt,

      the easiest way of getting from Vienna Airport to Brno would be with a private, door-to-door transfer, you can check the prices on the following link https://getbytransfer.com/en/vienna-airport-to-brno
      Another option would be booking a bus from Vienna Airport to Brno. GetByBus does not sell tickets for any departures on that route, but our partners do. You can check available departures and prices on the following link: https://getbybus.com/en/bus-vienna-airport-to-brno

      Kindest regards,
      Antonia GBB team

  15. J Tonna   •  

    Hi

    Thank you for your assistance.

    Basically we need to get from Vienna airport to NH Wien City Hotel.

    What is the easiest way for this?

    Thanks

    • Melani   •  

      Dear J Tonna,

      First you need to take CAT train to Wien Mitte station, then walk to Landstraße subway station and take U3 metro line (direction Wien Ottakring) to Neubaugasse.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  16. Yana   •  

    Hello , arriving in 14 december 22:30 and need to get to club hotel cortina, can u advice and say the best way? And from vienna central station at 22:50 need to get to airport…
    Thank u so much ❤

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Yana,

      First take bus line 7 to Wien Mitte station and then transfer to U4 Wien Hütteldorf metro and get off at Unter-St.-Veit. From there you have additional 500m walk to your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  17. João   •  

    Hi
    Thanks for the assistance.
    We need to get from Vienna airport to Wombats Hostel.
    Arrival at 22:30 on wednesday at airport.
    Due to the late arrival whats the easiest/cheapest way to get there?
    Thanks

    • Melani   •  

      Dear João,

      Vienna Airport Line 1 operates between Vienna Airport and Vienna Westbahnhof which is in the proximity of Wombats Hostel. It’s the cheapest option and it costs €8 in one way.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  18. chris   •  

    Hello everyone,

    Which bus should we take from Vienna airport to Vienna living apartments Senefeldergasse??

    Thank you in advance!!

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Chris,

      Take S2 or S7 train line from Vienna Airport train station and get off at Wien Geiselbergstraße Bahnhof. From there take tram line 11 (direction Wien Otto-Probst-Platz) and get off at Quellenplatz.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  19. linda foulds   •  

    hi we are arriving late into vienna airport going to hoher markt, which is the best route please.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Linda,

      The best option would be to take bus line VAL 2 from Vienna Airport to Wien Morzinplatz. From there you have additional 4 minute walk to Hoher Markt.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  20. S   •  

    Hi Where exactly is VAL1 bus stop at the Westbahnhof?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear S,

      It’s located in front of the building of Westbahnhof.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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