Public Transport in Vienna & how to save money on the train,

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Public Transport in Vienna & how to save money on the train, Reviews

Martin_Austria Martin_A…
75 reviews
Jul 07, 2007
Vienna has compared to other cities an excelent public transport system. Most you will reach your targets with the underground. also late at night there are a quite good night buses. Most attractions/places are quite close in Vienna, with a good plan you maybe dont need public transport at all.

Here a few tricks to get arround:

PLAN OF THE CITY

http://wien.at/stadtplan/suche.asp?lang=en

FIND YOUR WAY:

The Wiener Linien runs a very helpfull page where you can enter you destination and tells you what trams/buses, .. you should take to get there. Additional to that they offer a map for every station where you have to change bus/tram/underground/ train and the walking path to your destination.

http://efa.vor.at/wvb/index_en.htm (I use this side a couple of time a week - helps you realy finding your way)

Wiener Linien (but, useless to visit, you will hardly find the information you need)

http://www.wienerlinien.at

TRAIN: SAVE MONEY

When you are under 26 and planing to use the train in Austria you should check the "VORTEILScard" its only 19 Euros (over 26 = 100 Euros), valid for 1 year and gives you 50% discount on all train tickets in Austria and 25% in most European countries. If you go from Vienna to Salzburg you will save already more money than the VORTEILScars will cost you.

INFOS

http://www.oebb.at/vip8/pv/de/Servicebox/VORTEILScard/VORTEILScard_26/index.jsp

ORDER (German only):

You can buy the VORTEILScard at any trainstation, you will need a passfoto as well. Or do it online

http://oebbservices.cardsys.at/bestellschein/

Time table:

http://oebb.at
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yadilitta yadilitta
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24hsrs ticket - great idea!!!! Jun 13, 2006
When I was about going to Vienna I read at their website about this different kind of tickets you can buy for the public transportation.

Since I'd stay there just for 1 day, I got the 24hrs one "24-Stunden Wien".

It allows you 24hrs of free rides using the public transportation. So, you could take the subway, tram, etc.

This ticket was really useful, not to mention I saved money too.
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