Transportation in Austria

Transportation in Austria


Traveling by plane

Austrian Airlines (OS) domestic flights (Internet: operate between Vienna and Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg. Flights to Altenrhein (Switzerland, on the Lake Constance border) are also offered from Vienna; from there shuttle bus to Dornbirn, Lustenau and Bregenz. There are also flight connections between Salzburg and Linz as well as Graz and Linz.

On the way by car / bus

According to youremailverifier, in Austria you need a vignette (sticker) on all motorways and expressways. A mileage-related toll applies to all cars over 3.5 t (including caravans), which is determined using a so-called GO box on the windshield and debited using the pre-paid or post-paid procedure. The GO-Box is available at designated sales outlets in Austria, Germany and Switzerland (information: Online toll tickets are available for the Brenner, Tauern and Pyhrn autobahns and the Arlberg tunnel at
The motorway toll sticker (vignette) is at border crossing points, at the ADAC (also online, at the ÖAMTC, in tobacconists, post offices, petrol stations and automobile associations abroad. There are vignettes for 10 days, 2 months and for one year. Corridor vignette: You can buy an inexpensive corridor vignette for the 23 km long section of the A14 (Rheintal / Walgau) in Vorarlberg between the German state border and the Hohenems junction. However, if you already have an annual, 2-month or 10-day vignette, you do not need a corridor vignette.

Further information is available from the Austrian Automobile, Motorcycle and Touring Club (ÖAMTC), Schubertring 1-3, A-1010 Vienna (Tel: (01) 71 19 90.

For the special toll motorways A9 (Pyhrnautobahn), A10 (Tauernautobahn) and A13 (Brennerautobahn), video matte tickets can be booked from ADAC. The vignette may only be stuck on the windshield and no longer on the side window.

Unleaded petrol is available at all petrol stations. Long-

distance bus:
Ua Flixbus (Internet: connects numerous metropolises within Austria.

Traveling in the city

Buses, underground trains, suburban trains and trams operate in Vienna. Standard fares, season tickets and collective tickets are available from Wiener Verkehrsbetriebe and in tobacco shops. There are ticket machines in the trams marked as conductorless. We recommend the Vienna Card (Internet:, which is valid for 72 hours in all underground trains, trams and buses and offers price advantages for four days in museums, sights, shopping, cultural and dining establishments.

Children up to the age of 6 always travel for free, children up to the age of 15 travel for free on Sundays and public holidays and during the Vienna school holidays (photo ID required!).

In Vienna, a city tour with the Fiaker (horse-drawn carriage) is particularly recommended ; Prices should be agreed in advance.

Public buses run in almost all cities. There are also trams in Linz, Innsbruck and Graz ; Trolleybuses in Linz, Innsbruck and Salzburg. Speed ​​limits in Graz on small side streets: 30 km / h. Taxis:

The taxis in the larger cities are provided with an officially calibrated taximeter. The tariff is calculated according to both kilometers driven and time. There is no luggage surcharge for luggage in Vienna.

For trips from Vienna to the airport (please ask for an “airport taxi” when ordering), an amount of approx. 10 euros is added to the fare for the return trip of the taxi. Information on taxis suitable for the disabled, transport services and sightseeing tours for the disabled are available from Österreich Werbung (see addresses)./ strong

On the go by train

The Austrian federal railway network is connected to the entire European railway network. Trains run every one and two hours on all main routes, and direct connections are guaranteed in the larger cities.

The routes Innsbruck-Brenner, Innsbruck-Buchs, Innsbruck-Bruck an der Mur-Vienna, Innsbruck-Feldkirch-Innsbruck, Innsbruck-Garmisch-Zugspitze, Innsbruck-Salzburg-Innsbruck, Linz-Selzthal-Amstetten-Linz are among the most beautiful tourist routes, Salzburg-Zell am See-Innsbruck, Salzburg-Gmünden-Stainach-Salzburg, Salzburg-Vienna, Salzburg-Villach-Salzburg,

Vienna-Puchberg am Schneeberg-Hochschneeberg-Vienna-Bruck an der Mur-Innsbruck,

Local trains run at frequent intervals in the metropolitan areas.
The romantic regional or rack railway routes, the so-called nostalgia offers, are particularly attractive for holidaymakers.

The Nightjet night trains (Internet: run on the following routes:

Vienna – Arlberg – Feldkirch – Bregenz;

Vienna – Linz – Feldkirch;

Graz – Leoben – Feldkirch and

Feldkirch – Arlberg – Villach.

A car train operates on the connection Vienna – Graz – Villach – Feldkirch (Internet:

The special cards of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) include the VORTEILScard (45% discount, 50% when booking online or at ticket machines, valid for 1 year), return tickets for short trips at reduced prices, network cards, leisure tickets, senior passes, school passes, youth tickets and families – and group tickets. The InterRail one-country passis available for trips in almost 30 European countries and is valid on 3, 4, 6, 8 days within 1 month in one country. Children aged 4-11 travel at half the adult price.

The Bahncard 25 and Bahncard 50 are valid for cross-border rail traffic between Germany and Austria. Germany. Of particular interest to visitors are the tourist offers, such as B. the Casinos Austria Gourmet Express. For more information, contact the Austrian Federal Railways, Elisabethstrasse 9, A-1010 Vienna (Tel: (01) 93 00 00. Internet:

The fees for porters in Austria are set by the tariff.

Car rental

You can find branches of rental car companies in almost all cities, airports and train stations. As a rule, the driver must have had a driving license that is valid in Austria for at least 1 year prior to rental. German driving licenses are valid in Austria just like those of the other states of the European Economic Area. For some vehicle groups, a minimum age of 21 or 25 years is required.


– obligation to wear seat belts;

– Motorcyclists and passengers must wear crash helmets and drive with dipped headlights;

– Blood alcohol limit: 0.5â?? °.

– The use of a hand-held cell phone or car phone is prohibited while driving, the use of hands-free equipment is permitted.

– It is mandatory for drivers to wear fluorescent safety vests when they leave their vehicle outside of built-up areas and are on the road – which is the case in the event of a breakdown or accident.

– Motorists must have winter tires fitted to all wheels or snow chains fitted to the drive wheels between November 1st and April 15th of each year on snow-covered and icy roads. Snow chains as an alternative to winter tires are only allowed if they do not damage the road surface.

– Drivers are allowed to switch on the low beam all year round during the day.

Speed Limits:

within built-up areas: 50 km / h (in Graz only on small side streets: 30 km / h).

on country roads: 100 km / h

on motorways: 130 km / h, (between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., the maximum speed on all motorways is 110 km / h, with the exception of the A1 Salzburg-Vienna, the A2 Villach-Vienna, the A8 Innkreisautobahn and the A9 Pyhrn -Highway).

Roadside Assistance

In emergencies, the Austrian Automobile Club ÖAMTC can be reached around the clock on 120. Detailed traffic reports are broadcast on the radio. An ADAC international emergency call station has been set up. It offers ADAC members and holders of ADAC foreign health and accident insurance assistance with hotels, rental cars, vehicle or patient repatriation. The emergency call station in Vienna is manned around the clock (Tel: (01) 251 20 60. Internet:


For nationals of EU and EFTA countries, the license plate is used as proof of insurance. Nevertheless, EU and EFTA citizens are advised to take the International Green Insurance Card with them in order to benefit from full insurance cover in the event of damage. Otherwise, the statutory minimum liability insurance cover applies. The green card can also make it easier to record accidents.

Transportation in Austria

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