Travelling from the airport to the city

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The different types of transport from the airport to Vienna City: the S-bahn and City Express.
Vienna Airport is situated right outside the city and is a relatively small airport. You can shop in about 30 taxfree shops, but don't expect any bargains. Most products cost about 3 euro more compared to the prices in the city (cd's, liquer etc).

The cheapest way to get from the airport to the city is taking the S-bahn. Both S7 and S8 (which isn't listed in any of the transport maps) take you to the central (subway)station in Vienna in about 35 minutes. Costs: EUR 1,70 (with Vienna Card) or EUR 3,70 (without Vienna Card).
The only hard part is finding the entrance of the S-bahn station if you're not familiair with the pictograms: look for the trainsymbol with the red S in the upper left corner!

The alternative is taking a cab (haven't tried that) or taking the City Express (CAT-train). Which costs a lot more and saves about 10 minutes...

Public transport is very extensively available in the city. Trams, busses, subwaytrains, they cover almost every part of Vienna. With a Vienna card you have unlimited excess for 72 hours. Just punch your card in a ticketmachine the moment you intent to start your first journey and it's all yours! Vienna cards are available at most shops and cost EUR 18,50 for 72 hours.
sonja227 says:
Yes, as stated earlier, you can't travel from the city center to the airport or vv on just a Vienna card, you need an extra ticket since the Vienna card (or any other cards) is only valid within the citylimits. If you have a Vienna card, the extra Ickes is about 2 euros, otherwise the journey costs 4,5 euros.
During my last visit I didn't buy the Vienna card, but a Monday through Friday ticket. If you only need a ticket for the public transport, that's cheaper than the Vienna card and valid for 5 days instead of 72 hours. But you can't use that in the weekends of course...
Posted on: May 31, 2013
karizkyle says:
hi sonja, what do u mean by this? For the airport you need an extra ticket. Is this not included in the Vienna Card? Is this another rate? thanks
Posted on: May 31, 2013
sonja227 says:
Vienna only has trams and subways, no busses, and the Vienna card is valid in all of them, as long as they ride within the citylimits. For the airport you need an extra ticket.
Posted on: Sep 18, 2011
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