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City Airport Train (CAT)

The City Airport Train is out of service and is expected to resume operations in the spring of 2022.

The CAT is the quickest connection from the airport to downtown Vienna (Wien Mitte, connections to U3, U4, rapid transit railway) and plies between the airport and the city every 30 minutes.

Passengers can check in at the City Air Terminal at Wien Mitte daily from 5.00 am to 9.00 pm for selected Star Alliance flights (Austrian Airlines Group, Lufthansa etc.) from 24 hours up to 75 minutes before departure; check-in on the evening before from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm. For information about which flights are available for check-in at the City Air Terminal, visit

Passengers can also check in at the City Air Terminal at Wien Mitte for flights with Eurowings, Level, Aeroflot, Rossiya Airlines, US Airways, Luxair and Peoples Viennaline.

The exact check-in times for these flights can be found either by contacting customer services of the individual airlines or at

Having checked into the selected airline at the City Air Terminal at Wien Mitte, passengers can drop off their bags by presenting a valid CAT ticket and receive their boarding pass in return. This does away with the need for check-in and baggage drop at the airport, and travelers can head straight to the security check.

Departure times:

From Vienna Airport to the City Air Terminal (Wien Mitte):
daily from 6.08 am to 11.38 pm, every 30 minutes

From the City Air Terminal (Wien Mitte) to Vienna Airport:
daily from 5.37 am to 11.07 pm, every 30 minutes


  • Single: €12, return: €21 (valid six months from date of purchase)
  • Discount with the Vienna City Card and for online bookings
  • Children under the age of 15 travel free, wheelchair riders enjoy discounted tickets

Tickets can be purchased at, from ticket machines and from tourist information at the airport.

The journey from/to the airport is included in the "Vienna City Card Transfer" and "Vienna City Card Transfer+Tour"

CATch the City - Stopover products

If you have a stopover of four hours or more, it's worth taking a trip into Vienna and spending the time in the city.

There are six combination offers with the CAT ticket to choose from:

  • Hop on Hop off bus tour: city tour with the Hop On Hop Off bus (red line). The station is just a few minutes' walk from the CAT terminal at Wien Mitte.
  • A ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel in the Prater
  • A ride along the Ringstrasse boulevard on board the Vienna Ring Tram
  • A visit to the Imperial Treasury in the Imperial Palace
  • A visit to Mozarthaus Vienna
  • A visit to the Museum of Illusions

The tickets cost €39 each. Each offer includes a return ticket on the CAT and a day ticket for use on public transport in Vienna (valid until midnight, excludes the Hop On Hop Off bus tour). With the CATch the City ticket, travelers can use the Security Fast Lane at the airport in order to get to their gate for their next flight as quickly as possible after returning to the airport from the city.

CATch the City tickets can be purchased at the CAT counter in the arrival hall at Vienna Airport or from the CAT sales agents in the baggage reclaim hall.

You must note and fulfill the immigration requirements for the Schengen Zone when visiting Vienna (passport, visa...).

You can find more information at or in the CATch the City folder

Young lady in a grey suit at the check-in counter at City Airport Terminal
© City Airport Train (CAT)/Hammerschmid
City Airport Train (CAT) - green and white coloured train
© City Airport Train (CAT)/Zinner
City Airport Train, Seats with family and conductor
© Hammerschmid
© WienTourismus/Christian Stemper

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