Public Transport in Vienna & how to save money on the train,
Public Transport in Vienna & how to save money on the train, 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
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)
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.
ORDER (German only):
You can buy the VORTEILScard at any trainstation, you will need a passfoto as well. Or do it online
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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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