Wheelchair user next to low-floor streetcar

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Barrier-free through Vienna

Underground, Streetcar and Bus

"Low floor" vehicles operate on almost all streetcar and bus lines in Vienna to make it easier for people with restricted mobility to board and alight. An exception is line 30, which is only a booster train for a regular line. "Low floor" streetcars are now operating on more than every second streetcar group. Displays at the streetcar stations have a blinking wheelchair symbol showing how many minutes are left until a "low floor" streetcar will depart. Furthermore, Vienna's public transport system offers a dynamic information system about the departure times of "low floor" streetcars (www.wienerlinien.at/itip/?lng=uk). "Low floor" buses are in use on all bus routes. All buses are equipped with folding ramps for wheelchair users.

“Low floor” buses are in use on all bus routes. The buses are equipped with folding ramps for wheelchair users. In all vehicles, the maximum weight of electric wheelchairs, user and luggage must not exceed 250 kg (maximum length 1250 mm). Gasoline-powered equipment is not permitted.

Vienna’s subway system is well-equipped for guests with disabilities and special needs. All subway stations and trains are almost entirely wheelchair-accessible. All stations have "guiding strips" for the visually impaired, showing the way to stairs, escalators and elevators.

All subway stations can be accessed by wheelchair (elevator or ramp). However, since elevators need to be serviced or are out of order from time to time, it is possible to check in advance on whether the elevator is in operation on tel. +43 1 7909-100 and on the Internet www.wienerlinien.at. This real-time information has also been available on the accessibility pages of the Vienna public transport companies:

Further information is available at
www.wienerlinien.at or (only in German)

A special service for blind and visually impaired guests is provided by Wiener Linien online:

The extension of the subway network U2-U5 has begun. Please anticipate possible changes when planning your trip.
More Information

Check which stop lights have aids for orientation for visually impaired (only in German):


A single ticket for Wiener Linien costs € 2.40. Single tickets are available on trams for € 2.60. People accompanying people with disabilities (degree of disability of at least 70%) can use public transport free of charge. However, the note "The holder of the pass requires an accompanying person" must be present in the disabled person's pass. If the required note is / is not entered for various reasons, the accompanying persons still need their own ticket.
Valid for all ticket variants of Wiener Linien and for the Vienna City Card.

Special Transportation

Many of our sightseeing buses for hop-on-hop-of tours can carry 1 wheelchair. Electric wheelchairs on request.
However, the following companies offer special transport for wheelchairs:

Blaguss-Minibus-Service GmbH
Fleet for wheelchair-accessible pleasure trips and running errands as well as group, holiday and excursion trips of every kind. 100 minibuses for the disabled, as well as two tour buses fully equipped to handle wheelchairs. Wheelchair-appropriate rental buses also available.
Tel. +43 1 610 70-0


Funkfahrtendienst Gschwindl
Also special wheelchair-tours (full-day and half-day)
Tel. +43 1 810 40 01

Wide range of barrier-free transfer services, including excursions, medical transport, leisure & rehab trips. In addition, wheelchair accessible vehicles can be rented exclusively.
Tel. +43 1 869 82 62
E-mail: office@hallermobil.at

ÖHTB Fahrtendienst
Also special wheelchair-tours in minibuses or in our large and barrier-free omnibus
Tel. +43 1 768 50 80

WAKA Fahrtendienst
Excursions on wheelchair minibuses (up to 6 wheelchair seats) in and around Vienna
Tel. +43 1 332 55 42
Mon- Fri 8 am-4 pm, Sat 9 am-noon, outside of office hours calls are forwarded to the emergency mobile number


Wiener Lokalbahnen Verkehrsdienste
More than 100 vans equipped for guests with disabilities and special needs, operate securely for you in Vienna, plus 1 coach fully equipped to handle wheelchairs.
Also special wheelchair-tours (full-day and half-day).
Tel. +43 1 815 60 70

Bicycle tour with a wheelchair

There is a barrier-free bicycle taxi service in Vienna, with which you can easily take a city tour. The sights of Vienna are approached according to your own route requirements or on fixed tours. Exclusively against pre-order! (30 minutes 45€, 60 minutes 75€, 120 minutes 130€) At the moment there are two vehicles available (1 wheelchair space). A normal FAXI rickshaw (2 seats) can be booked for the accompanying person on request.
Mobil: +43 699 12005624


Bicycle cab for wheelchair users
© faxi.at, FAXI - Das Fahrradtaxi

Danube cruises

Guests with restricted mobility can also experience the Danube in a new way on a boat trip!
DDSG Blue Danube Schifffahrt, 1020 Vienna, Handelskai 265, +43-1-588 80

Parking in Vienna

Since March 2022, there has been an almost nationwide, contiguous, fee-based short-term parking zone regulation in the city of Vienna. Parking in Vienna is only possible for residents with a parking ticket or “parking sticker” Mon-Fri 09:00 to 22:00. A good reason to get out of the car and into public transport.

When visiting the city, it is advisable to get out of the car and use public transport. Inexpensive parking is available on the outskirts of Vienna in the Park & Ride facilities from €4,10 per day. All Park & Ride facilities are directly connected to an underground line, so you can reach the city center quickly and easily.

Throughout Austria, drivers are exempted from the parking charges in short stay parking zones if they are in possession of a parking pass for disabled persons in accordance with Sec. 29b of the Road Traffic Ordinance (European parking pass). Passengers may also make use of this parking benefit:


Parking spaces for people with disabilities

In order to improve the mobility of road users with disabilities, the city of Vienna has established numerous general parking spaces for the disabled and published them in a list of districts and as a set of district maps. A list of all locations can be found here:


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