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  • Tram Travel

    by Mariajoy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I was very surprised at how easy traveling around Vienna city centre was. It seems that people will travel very short distances by tram or tube - and the distances between stops is very short too! To me it hardly seems worth the wait for public transport but because it is so cheap and so regular... why not use it ?

    I took the tram from Loewengasse to Schwedenplatz for 2E. I could have walked it but the tram was coming. You buy your ticket from the machine on board and stamp it in the same machine.

    Viennese Tram

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    Airport bus

    by Gili_S Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are few lines of buses to and from the airport. There is a bus that will take you to the edge of the city centre to the Swedish square (Schwedenplatz) and in that area actually there are few nice pensions and guesthouses, so it can be very practical using it.

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    GENERAL GETTING AROUND INFORMATION

    by mel_bee Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Vienna has one of the best transport systems in Europe. The new buses and trams have low floors - useful for wheelchairs, pushchairs and people on crutches.

    You can buy tickets on board most buses and trams either from a machine or in some cases the driver. But make sure you have the right change and if you forget your ticket then there's a fine to pay of around 60 Euros. (You then have to travel to the Service Centre at U3 Erdberg to pay the fine).You pay a fine of 40 euros if you are caught smoking in the underground area.

    For info there is a centre at Stephansplatz underground. If repairs are being done, lines are being extended or if there has been a breakdown, you might find that your tram, schnellbahn or Ubahn are not running. You will need to find the Ersatzverkehr (replacement) which is usually a bus using the tram stops or waiting above the ground near the station exit, often it will have a sign or will be the same number as the transport you were on.

    Transport survival tip: don't be surprised if you get pushed about a bit during rush hour! Its not usual to queue for anything but to see how quickly you can get on to find a seat before everyone else does or off to get your next connection, it can be amusing to watch if you aren't in a hurry yourself!

    For timetables try out the wienplan website below:

    WHAT TYPES OF TICKETS ARE THERE?
    (Prices - Dec 2004)
    Fahrschein (Single ticket) 1.50 Euro in advance, 2 Euro in the vehicle
    Die Monatskarte (Month ticket 45 Euro valid 1 calendar month)
    Die Wochenkarte (Week ticket) 12.50 Euro (valid one calendar week - Monday- Monday 9:00)
    Die 8-Tage-Karte 24 Euro (valid 8 days)
    Die "72 Stunden Wien"-Karte 12 Euro (valid 72 hours)
    Die "24 Stunden Wien"-Karte 5 Euro (valid 24 hours)
    Die Wien-Karte (Vienna Card - see General Tips) 16.90 Euro
    Die Wiener Einkaufskarte (shopping) 4 Euro (valid from 09:00 - 20:00 not on Sundays)

    Buy your ticket from machines in the station, Tabak shops or ticket booths in bigger stations. Don't forget to stamp (validate) it!!

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    Vienna has excellent public transportation

    by Tolik Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Vienna has excellent public transportation system. Visit their Web-site to plan your trip http://mailbox.univie.ac.at/~prillih3/metro/english/general.html

    The Vienna Metro System: you may find useful the site http://www.oebb.at/english/index1.html Austrian National Railroad too.

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    Vienna Transit System

    by azz8206 Updated Nov 28, 2010

    It is pretty easy getting around in Vienna and the transit system is very reliable. I found the trams, buses and underground very clean, probably the cleanest I've ever seen in a transit system. The buses and underground stations are well-maintained and there is not a trace of litter to be found.
    The Vienna Card, imo, isn't needed and isn't very worthwhile. A day pass or single tickets are the way to go. A single ticket will cost you 1.80euros and a day ticket will cost you 5.70euros. Myself, I just purchased single tickets because I really didn't need to take transit in Vienna so much, it is a pretty walkable city. Another thing I'd like to mention and I'm not encouraging anyone in doing this but I noticed no transit officials anywhere checking tickets and I did ride for free a couple of times.

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    Using the trams

    by Roadquill Written Jul 19, 2010

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    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.

    Next tram coming up...
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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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    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...

    Schonbrunn Palace St. Peters Church St, Stephen's church St. Stephens Church St. Stephen's Church

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    Subway (U-Bahn)

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 20, 2009

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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.

    Subway of Vienna, Austria
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    Trams

    by victorwkf Updated Aug 20, 2009

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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.

    Ring Tram at Vienna, Austria
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    Metro Trains-Reigns

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 15, 2009

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    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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    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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