Vienna at a glance

  • Vienna is located in the heart of Europe
  • Vienna is the capital city of Austria
  • Vienna has a population of approx. 1,7 million
  • Spoken language is German
  • Vienna’s climate is temperate with continental and maritime influences
  • Vienna was awarded world’s most livable city in 2018 by the Mercer Study the 9th time in a row
  • Vienna’s historic city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Over 45 percent of the city’s area is accounted for by gardens, parks, forests and woodland
  • Vienna is the seat of numerous international organizations (OPEC, UNO, IAEA)
  • Vienna International Airport is a major European hub and handled 22,7 million passengers in 2015

Getting to Vienna

By plane:

The closest airport is Vienna International Airport, located outside the city limits.

From the airport the CAT (City Airport Train) takes passengers in 16 minutes to the city www.cityairporttrain.com.

Other transfers by train, coach and taxi are available as well.

Distance by car to Vienna from other nearby airports:

  • Munich – Vienna: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Salzburg – Vienna: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Prague – Vienna: 3 hours 45 minutes
  • Bratislava – Vienna: 45 minutes
  • Budapest – Vienna: 2 hours 30 minutes

By train 

If you are already in Europe, the ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways, www.oebb.at) are a convenient means of transport to Vienna. The Railjet, the new highspeed train with first, business and economy class and an on-board restaurant, connects all of Austria as well as its neighbouring countries with Vienna.

 

Railjet Travel Times

  • Salzburg – Vienna: 2 hours 22 minutes
  • Graz – Vienna: 2 hours 31 minutes
  • Innsbruck – Vienna: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Prague – Vienna: 4 hours 11 minutes
  • Budapest – Vienna: 2 hours 37 minutes
  • Munich – Vienna: 3 hours 55 minutes

 

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