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    Using the trams

    by Roadquill Written Jul 19, 2010

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    Next tram coming up...

    Vienna has an excellent system of trams and, once you figure out the targeted platz you want to head towards, they are quite easy to use. The prices per trip were reasonable, however, I purchased a three day Vienna card for 18 euro which made it very cost efficient, plus discounts to museums. Having the time the next tram was arriving made it less stressful.

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    Public Transportation System in Vienna

    by EvaLuna67 Written Jul 9, 2010

    Vienna has a very efficient, safe and clean public transportation system, including a number of subways, busses and trams. for late nighters - Vienna offers the night bus (check the schedule. which is posted on stations).

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    Incredibly easy system--subway

    by dustmon Written Jun 24, 2010

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    Bought a 24 hour card for 5.70 euros and rode the metro all day long using 3 different lines during my stay. Clean and easy to see where you need to go by easy color coded signs. Just stamp your ticket in the first machine you go through, and it is good for 24 hours from then. Keep it with you! You can buy these from a machine at station stops.

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  • Connection between Prague and Vienna - BUS

    by jirzi Updated May 20, 2010

    BUSES FROM PRAGUE TO VIENNA

    dep. 00:30 Praha, UAN Florenc - Brno -
    arr. 05:10 Wien, Joseph-Roth-Gasse/Praterstern
    arr. 05:30 Wien, Schwechat, Flughafen (Aiport)
    STUDENT AGENCY daily http://www.studentagency.cz/jizdni-rad-111243/czech/
    Ticket: CZK 390 (Aiport 460) / EUR 16 (Aiport 24). Discont: children, youth and senior.
    The following services are for FREE on board: hostess on board, free newspapers magazines. free hot drinks (coffe, hot chocolate, cappuccino etc.), free multimedia services (LCD screen), headphones ...
    Booking on-line:http://zluty.cz/online/Booking.0.1

    dep. 07:30 Praha, UAN Florenc - Brno -
    arr. 12:15 Wien, Joseph-Roth-Gasse/Praterstern
    arr. 13:00 Wien, Schwechat, Flughafen (Aiport)
    STUDENT AGENCY daily http://www.studentagency.cz/jizdni-rad-111243/czech/
    Ticket: CZK 390 (Aiport 460) / EUR 16 (Aiport 24). Discont: children, youth and senior.
    The following services are for FREE on board: hostess on board, free newspapers magazines. free hot drinks (coffe, hot chocolate, cappuccino etc.), free multimedia services (LCD screen), headphones ...
    Booking on-line:http://zluty.cz/online/Booking.0.1

    dep. 08:00 Praha, Florenc UAN
    arr. 12:00 Wien, Busterminal U3 Station Erberg
    VEOLIA EUROLINES CZ / BLAGUSS REISEN daily http://www.eurolines.com/
    Ticket: CZK 600. The fare amount depends on advance purchase, occupancy rate of the coach, terms and conditions of the particular line (from CZK190 to 750). Return: from CZK 390 to CZK 1470. Diskont: children, student, senior.
    Tickets on-line: https://www.elines.cz/en/

    dep. 10:30 Praha, UAN Florenc - Brno -
    arr. 15:15 Wien, Joseph-Roth-Gasse/Praterstern
    arr. 15:45 Wien, Schwechat, Flughafen (Aiport)
    STUDENT AGENCY daily http://www.studentagency.cz/jizdni-rad-111243/czech/
    Ticket: CZK 390 (Aiport 460) / EUR 16 (Aiport 24). Discont: children, youth and senior.
    The following services are for FREE on board: hostess on board, free newspapers magazines. free hot drinks (coffe, hot chocolate, cappuccino etc.), free multimedia services (LCD screen), headphones ...
    Booking on-line:http://zluty.cz/online/Booking.0.1

    dep. 12:30 Praha, UAN Florenc - Brno -
    arr. 17:15 Wien, Joseph-Roth-Gasse/Praterstern
    arr. 17:45 Wien, Schwechat, Flughafen (Aiport)
    STUDENT AGENCY daily http://www.studentagency.cz/jizdni-rad-111243/czech/
    Ticket: CZK 390 (Aiport 460) / EUR 16 (Aiport 24). Discont: children, youth and senior.
    The following services are for FREE on board: hostess on board, free newspapers magazines. free hot drinks (coffe, hot chocolate, cappuccino etc.), free multimedia services (LCD screen), headphones ...
    Booking on-line:http://zluty.cz/online/Booking.0.1

    dep. 15:30 Praha, UAN Florenc - Brno
    arr. 20:55 Wien, Erdberg
    TOURBUS Tue, Wed, Fri, (to Firenze, Livorno, Roma and Napoli) http://www.tourbus.cz/
    Ticket CZK 500 (Tickets are sold at the driver only)

    dep. 15:30 Praha, UAN Florenc - Brno
    arr. 20:55 Wien, Erdberg
    TOURBUS from 13.6. to 31.8.2010 Sunday only (to Firenze) http://www.tourbus.cz/
    Ticket CZK 500 (Tickets are sold at the driver only)

    dep. 17:00 Praha, UAN Florenc
    arr. 21:15 Wien, Busterminal U3 Station Erberg
    VEOLIA EUROLINES CZ / BLAGUSS REISEN daily http://www.eurolines.com/
    Ticket: CZK 600. The fare amount depends on advance purchase, occupancy rate of the coach, terms and conditions of the particular line (CZK from 190 to CZK 750.) Return: from CZK 390 to CZK 1470). Diskont: children, student, senior.
    Tickets on-line: https://www.elines.cz/en/

    BUSES FROM VIENNA TO PRAGUE

    dep. 06:45 Wien, Erdberg - Brno
    arr. 12:15 Praha, UAN Florenc
    TOURBUS Mon, Fri, Sat, (from Firenze, Livorno, Roma and Napoli) http://www.tourbus.cz/
    Ticket EUR 20 (Tickets are sold at the driver only)

    dep. 06:45 Wien, Erdberg - Brno
    arr. 12:15 Praha, UAN Florenc
    TOURBUS 13.6. to 31.8.2010 Wed only, (from Firenze) http://www.tourbus.cz/
    Ticket EUR 20 (Tickets are sold at the driver only

    dep. 08:00 Wien, Busterminal U3 stanice Erberg
    arr. 12:15 Praha, Florenc UAN
    BLAGUSS REISEN / VEOLIA EUROLINES CZ daily http://www.eurolines.com/
    Ticket from EUR 21,10
    On-line booking: http://www.eurolines.at/en/home/tickets_booking/online_booking/

    dep. 09:15 Wien, Schwechat, Flughafen (Aiport)
    dep.. 09:45 Wien, Joseph-Roth-Gasse/Praterstern - Brno -
    arr. 14:30 Praha, UAN Florenc
    STUDENT AGENCY daily http://www.studentagency.cz/jizdni-rad-111243/czech/
    Ticket: CZK 390 (Aiport 460) / EUR 16 (Aiport 24). Discont: children, youth and senior.
    The following services are for FREE on board: hostess on board, free newspapers magazines. free hot drinks (coffe, hot chocolate, cappuccino etc.), free multimedia services (LCD screen), headphones ...
    Booking on-line:http://zluty.cz/online/Booking.0.1

    dep. 11:15 Wien, Schwechat, Flughafen (Aiport)
    dep.. 11:45 Wien, Joseph-Roth-Gasse/Praterstern - Brno -
    arr. 16:30 Praha, UAN Florenc
    STUDENT AGENCY daily http://www.studentagency.cz/jizdni-rad-111243/czech/
    Ticket: CZK 390 (Aiport 460) / EUR 16 (Aiport 24). Discont: children, youth and senior.
    The following services are for FREE on board: hostess on board, free newspapers magazines. free hot drinks (coffe, hot chocolate, cappuccino etc.), free multimedia services (LCD screen), headphones ...
    Booking on-line:http://zluty.cz/online/Booking.0.1

    dep. 17:00 Wien, Busterminal U3 stanice Erberg
    arr. 21:00 Praha, Florenc UAN
    VEOLIA EUROLINES CZ / BLAGUSS REISEN daily http://www.eurolines.com/
    Ticket from EUR 21,10
    On-line booking: http://www.eurolines.at/en/home/tickets_booking/online_booking/

    dep. 18:15 Wien, Schwechat, Flughafen (Aiport)
    dep.. 18:45 Wien, Joseph-Roth-Gasse/Praterstern - Brno -
    arr. 23:30 Praha, UAN Florenc
    STUDENT AGENCY daily http://www.studentagency.cz/jizdni-rad-111243/czech/
    Ticket: CZK 390 (Aiport 460) / EUR 16 (Aiport 24). Discont: children, youth and senior.
    The following services are for FREE on board: hostess on board, free newspapers magazines. free hot drinks (coffe, hot chocolate, cappuccino etc.), free multimedia services (LCD screen), headphones ...
    Booking on-line:http://zluty.cz/online/Booking.0.1

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    Calculate what is cheaper for you

    by Manara Updated Oct 12, 2009

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    Strassenbahn

    The public transports are excellent in Vienna, and also the website of Wiener Linien (the company that runs them) is very helpful.
    It is in German, but it has a page of information for visitors, in English, in French and in Italian.
    I strongly recommend to visit that site to get all the details of the various kinds of tickets, with up-to-date prices, but I wish to add a detail that is not mentioned in the tourists' section, but can be found in the ordinary pages in German.
    There is one more option to the ones described there, that is the weekly card (Wochenkarte), which is valid from Monday to the following Monday 9 am. You may think it is not convenient if you are going to use it for less than a week, but if you check the price you may give it a second thought: it costs 14 euro, just 40 cents more than a 72-hrs card, and half the price of an 8-days card.

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    Arriving in Vienna

    by Penelope4 Written Sep 28, 2009

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    1 - ATM at the arrival area - you glance to your left and voila - there it was, it is and will be :D

    2) You walk straight ahead from the arrival and you will see the buses aligned (destintions are: Westbahnhof, Suedbahnhof, Schwedenplatz, Kagran). Each bus has a schedule to follow. Tell me your time of arrival and I will email you after inquiring. Considering the hassle of transferring if you have luggage, I would suggest you wait for your bus (it costs only Euro 6 - two luggage are allowed and you pay extra for the 3rd I think). If you don't mind taking a taxi, it costs much more (there's a C&K booth near the door towards the buses - the taxi has been charging Euro 27 plus it is customary to give tip)

    3) the 8-day ticket is perfect for two people who will spend 4 days in Vienna. Each stripe is for one person for one day.

    4)The ticket machines are found in every station (train, airport and subway) and there are quite a plenty. Since I have always had a ticket with me when I arrive, I do not know where the ticket machines are exactly located at the airport but there are booths next to the ATM. They'll be happy to tell you where they are.

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    CAT from the airport a Ripoff

    by XKuger Written Sep 21, 2009

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    Please note that when you reach the Vienna Airport the most heavily advertised form of transport is the CAT / rapit transport to downtown from the Airport. This is 9 Euros per person and not really required ....

    The local train is sufficiently fast enough and only take an additional 10/ 15 minutes and will get into town at one third the cost...

    Avoid the heavily advertised CAT...

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    Subway (U-Bahn)

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 20, 2009

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    Subway of Vienna, Austria
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    The Vienna U-Bahn (abbreviation of "Untergrundbahn") is the subway system of the city consisting of five lines mostly running underground. The first section of the modern U-Bahn opened in 1976, but two of the lines (U4 and U6) go back to 1898.

    The U-bahn's total length is about 70 kilometres while it carried on average 1.3 million customers per day. Currently there are five U-Bahn lines (U1-U4 and U6) with 84 stations, including nine transfer stations. The U-Bahn runs between 5am and 1am, and each U-Bahn line has its own colour. Details of the U-Bahn network of Vienna is at the webpage below.

    Overall, the U-Bahn offers a fast and convenient way of travelling around Vienna. If you are travelling frequently using the U-Bahn, you should get 24 or 72 hours tickets or the weekly passes as follows:

    Single ticket - EUR 1.70
    Stripcard (4 trips) - EUR 6.80

    24-Hour-Ticket - EUR 5.70
    72-Hour-Ticket - EUR 13.60

    Weekly Pass - EUR 14.00

    Note: All tickets are valid on the U-Bahn, buses, trams and S-Bahn trains within Vienna city. Tickets must be validated before boarding. To validate your ticket stamp the ticket at the blue machines located at the entrance of U-Bahn as well as on buses and trams. Tickets bought directly from the tram or bus driver are automatically validated and need not be stamped again.

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    Trams

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 20, 2009

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    Ring Tram at Vienna, Austria
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    Besides the subway (U-Bahn) and buses, trams offer a convenient way of exploring Vienna city. Ticket prices are stated below. All tickets are valid on the U-Bahn, buses, trams and S-Bahn trains within Vienna city. Tickets must be validated before boarding. To validate your ticket stamp the ticket at the blue machines located at the entrance of U-Bahn as well as on buses and trams. Tickets bought directly from the tram or bus driver are automatically validated and need not be stamped again.

    Single ticket - EUR 1.70
    Stripcard (4 trips) - EUR 6.80

    24-Hour-Ticket - EUR 5.70
    72-Hour-Ticket - EUR 13.60

    Weekly Pass - EUR 14.00

    From 4 April 2009 onwards, Vienna has introduced the new Ring Trams to make it more convenient for visitors to explore the city. More information is at the webpage below.

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    Metro Trains-Reigns

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 15, 2009

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    Info on the service

    The cost is usually 1.70 Euro each way and is good all day. Connections are good and the pick up spots all over in easy access. The trains run all around the city, and are very convenient. The alternative is to drive in to the city and find a parking place; not likely.

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    Route change in Tram No. 1 and No. 2

    by longsanborn Written Jun 8, 2009

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    Just take note that since early 2009, the trams no. 1 and no. 2 no longer just go around the Ring-strasse. Due to some change in the route plan, the tram lines No. 1, which used to loop round the historic centre, and No. 2, which travels it counter-clockwise, will now branch off to other parts of the city. Therefore, you have to be careful to change trams at certain stops. Please ask the tram drivers for more information.

    By the way, you can buy tram tickets from a machine at the front of the tram, but you must have correct change.

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    Long distance bus from Vienna airport

    by georeiser Updated May 22, 2009
    Bus from Vienna airport
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    Vienna airport has a busstop right outside the terminal where you can take a long distance bus to different cities, like f.ex Graz, Bratislava, Budapest.
    I took the bus from Vienna airport to Bratislava. The trip took 1 hour and the price was 15 Euro. (It's cheaper to buy the ticket in Bratislava. The price was 10 Euro).

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    U-bahn and Straßenbahn

    by Jp799 Written Mar 27, 2009
    Karlsplatz Station

    The U-bahn and Stra├čenbahn is the best mode of transportation around Vienna. They run from about 5-24, and go about everywhere in the city. Be sure to buy a ticket though, as they dont check for this that often, but if you are caught, the fine can be quite large!

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    Day Ticket

    by Rupanworld Written Dec 25, 2008

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    The best way to see the various locations in Vienna is to get for yourself a day ticket worth 5.60 euros (April 2008). It allows you access to all kinds of city transportation like, buses, trams and metro and is valid for 24 hours.

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    Buggy / stroller in trams

    by lobopequeno Written Oct 23, 2008



    Pls note that you will encounter difficulties in "trams" (public transport system) if you transport your little one in a buggy!
    The older trams (of which plenty are still in use) have very narrow doors, making it almost impossible to get in/out with a buggy!!

    Unless you have a foldable or extremely small buggy, I strongly recommend NOT to use the trams.

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    Dec 3, 2012 at 3:42 AM

    I remember the U-bahn in Vienna as clean and quite smooth to use.

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