What do you should to know before travelling to Vienna


What do you should to know before travelling to Vienna

All tourists admit that it is always good to get some essential information of a particular country or a typical city that you are going to travel in order to ensure a smooth trip. And of course, it’s not an exception for Vienna. This post highlights to you and all visitors who plan to tour to Vienna the essential tourist information about how to get to Vienna and how to tour around the city that you need to know before a fly to Vienna, Austria.

Getting there

Vienna Schwechat is Austria's main airport, about 19 km (12 miles) southeast of the city. The Austrian airline 'Austrian' also offers several direct flights a day to the capital city. Besides, the train with the modern and reliable rails is considered a comfortable way to travel to Vienna while International bus connections are slower and less comfortable, but cheaper.

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Vienna Schwechat is Austria's main airport

Getting around

1. Public transport

There are U-Bahn (or underground train) and S-Bahn (suburban trains) included in the public transport network in Vienna. The public transport system is not expensive. Additionally, numerous tram and bus services are also offered for visitors.

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U-Bahn (or underground train) is in the public transport network in Vienna

2. Driving

Using a car to travel around Vienna is limited. You should not try to drive around the city since the fact that parking is a problem. Moreover, a maze of congested one-way streets is also a reason. To avoid confusion and parking tickets, you are recommended to use car parks. It's best to book rental cars in advance, but you are possible to rent a car once you're in Vienna. You should not rent a car at the airport, where you must pay an extra 6% as well as 21% value-added tax on all rentals.

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Using a car to travel around Vienna is limited

3. Taxis

Viennese taxis are really easy to find, particularly outside train stations, major sights and hotels. Taxis can be hailed down on the streets, where the taxi sign is on. Remember that tariffs of taxi are so complicated, which depends on time of day/night/weekend as well as the number of passengers travelling on the taxi. This transport can be hired on radio, phone or taxi-stand. Taxis are required to be metered and these must be visible for all passengers. Don’t forget to bargain fare in advance before travelling to destinations outside of the city.

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Viennese taxis are really easy to find

4. Bicycle

As you are in summery months of Vienna, you are easily able to come across the Viennese choose to ride bike rather than a car. Riding fee can be paid by credit card, with a €1 registration fee. The first hour will be free; however, the second is €1, third €2, and fourth €3. Vienna has more than 250km of marked bicycle paths. Noticeably, in July and August, bicycles will be free from 9am to midnight on weekends.

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Bicycle will be the great way for you to tour around Vienna in summer

To make your trip to Vienna as enjoyable as possible, I surely believe that above is some general information that you should take note before you set off on your adventure. This gorgeous city with great viewpoints, delicious food, adventures galore and friendly locals will be absolutely a wonderful experience in your lifetime.


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