Vienna, the capital and largest city of Austria, is a dynamic urban metropolis situated on the banks of the Danube river. It's a clean and safe city with a unique historical inheritance, outstanding infrastructure, marvellous architecture and 280 imperial parks and gardens which enrich the cityscape.
Top-rated attractions in Vienna
The most famous attraction is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace. There are also the Museum of Applied Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, the State Opera House and the Museum of Natural History. The Hofburg, which is known as the residence of Empress Elizabeth is another highlight, while buildings like City Hall, the University, the Parliament, the Burgtheater, and the Votive Church are also interesting to see.
You'll find a variety of restaurants in Vienna, ranging from the typical Viennese tavern to luxurious restaurants that offer regional and international meals. The city concert halls and stages provide a whole range from classical to progressive sounds with festivals the entire year through.
Christmas Markets or Christkindlmarkt are all around the city from November to Christmas. The most famous is the Christkindlmarkt at the Vienna City Hall, at the Spittelberg and inside the University Campus.
Metro, railway, tram and bus transportation
Vienna currently has no central bus station and public Bundes buses arrive and depart from several different locations. Westbahnhof station handles train connections from Vienna to Salzburg, Munich, Zurich, Frankfurt, Berlin, while six night trains provide transfers from Vienna to Budapest. Westbahnhof is on U-Bahn lines U3 and U6, and many trams stop outside.
Vienna Sudbahnhof station connects Vienna to Rome, Bratislava and provides transfer from Vienna to Prague as well. Trams connect this station to other parts of Vienna as well as to the other stations.
The train station Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof has regional and local trains from Vienna to Tulln, the Wachau region and Krems an der Donau. Trams stop outside the station.
The smaller stations Wien Nord, Wien Mitte, and Meidling all have U-Bahn stops and offer connections to the airport.
Public transport from and to Vienna Airport
Vienna International Airport or Flughafen Wien-Schwechat (VIE), is located near the city of Vienna, and a few miles south-east of the suburb of Schwechat.
To travel from Vienna International to Vienna you can take the S-Bahn suburban train, City Airport Train (CAT) that operate from Vienna Airport to Vienna Mitte Station. You can also travel by bus or an airport taxi. Some hotels provide a shuttle from Vienna International.
Organise private Vienna airport transfer
The most comfortable and convenient way from Vienna International to the city centre is by booking a private airport transfer. You can find airport taxis in Vienna Airport, but the cab fare is not fixed, and it can cost you more than a fixed price private transfer.
If you're flying to Vienna your other option is Bratislava Airport (BTS), 4 km from Vienna International. Private transfer from Bratislava Airport to Vienna or Vienna International is also available with City Airport Taxis. We also offer transfers to Durnstein, Graz, Krems and Parndorf.
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