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    From Bosnia to Vienna

    by Odiseya Written Feb 12, 2015

    Vienna is now home from many people from Balkans. There is very frequent buses from all over Balkans to Vienna. Nevertheless, I still had problems to arrange my traveling since I was planning to arrive in Austrian capital early in the morning even during summer season.

    From or trough my hometown Doboj there is several buses daily but all of them arrived in Vienna late in afternoon and that is not good for me. So, I expand my research to nearby towns.

    I find only one good option - night bus and that was one bus company from Tuzla call Talija. I had recommendation from my friend to try this company.
    I contact bus company and made reservation for two one way tickets. Both bus tickets cost me about 75 euros (August 2013) and I both them from bus driver (after confirmation of reservation) or you could buy them from bus station. Bus departure from Tuzla bus station (near Tuzla train station). I find out that one return ticket now (February 2015) cost 50 euros and 40 euros for students. You have 90 days to use your bus ticket.

    Since Sudtiroler Plaz bus station was closed at that time (2013) due to reconstruction we arrived at Gaudenzdorfer Gurtel, final stop (first stop in return to Tuzla). We arrived early in the morning (around 6 am).

    First thing we saw was closed burger king restaurant and nearby petrol station. We had to wait some time to city metro start to operate. All surround serviced was closed at that time.

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    Vienna to Venice by train

    by lotharscheer Updated May 7, 2014

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    There is now a direct daytime train from Vienna to Venice Santa Lucia leaving Vienna Meidling 6.30 am arriving about 2 pm in Venice.
    You can also go from Vienna Meidling at 8.30 am and 10.30 amvia Villach (from there by bus) to Venice Tronchetto (8 hour later).
    There is a direct overnight train from Vienna Westbahnhof at 10.56 pm to Venice Santa Lucia arriving at 8.24 am (via Salzburg).
    Also a overnight train from Vienna Meidling at 19.30 to Venice Mestre (going on to Rome) arriving at 3 am.
    And a train from Vienna Meidling at 14.30 to Villach then local train to Udine and another train to Venice Santa Lucia arriving at 11.48 pm.
    The same back from Venice Santa Lucia at 5.04 am to Udine then Villach to Vienna Meidling at 1.27 pm.
    Venice Santa Lucia direct to Vienna Meidling at 5.59 arriving 23.27.
    9.20 and 11.20 from Venice Tronchetto by bus to Villach then the by train to Vienna Meidling.
    And a train from Venice Santa Lucia at 5.04 to Udine than a train to Villach and atrain to Viienna Meidling arriving at 1.27pm.
    If you book the direct trains from Vienna Meidling to Venice early (or the train / bus combination), you can get SparSchiene tickets from € 29.
    The OeBB website shows also train going via Innsbruck to Venice, avoid them, it´s a big detour.
    If you book the trains from Vienna Meidling to Venice early, you can get SparSchiene tickets from € 29.

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    Oldtimer Bustours

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 1, 2013

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    To those who prefer old fashion style, there exist nostalgic city tour in oldtimer bus. The sightseeing includes the most significant monuments of Vienna on the route where used to be the city walls, plus entering in the city center all the way to Stephandom. The tour starting from the Heldenplatz and duration is about one hour. The bus is closed and therefore will be used on rainy days too. Ths price is 19,00 euros for adults and 12,00 for the children.

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    Vienna rikscha

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 1, 2013

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    Apart from the traditional horse-drawn carriage, Vienna rickshaw is another kind of environmentally friendly mode for exploring the city, but it isn't cheap at all. A 20 minute ride costs 28,00 euros, or 3 euros per kilometer and it is cost for sightseeing. In case of using rickshaw as bicycle-taxi, to any destination within the First District, cost is 10 euros. In case of routes which are outside the Innerestadt the cost is 49,00 euros per hour plus arrival and departure costs.
    I took one ride only, for curiosity, from Heldenplatz to get to the Am Hof, which is relatively short distance and paid 10 euros for the ride. Driving on straight sections is comfortable but the curves do not really because i had to cling.

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    By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    by Redang Updated Mar 31, 2013

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    Some road distances to Vienna from:

    - Ljubljana (Slovenia):382 kms.
    - Monte-Carlo (Monaco): 1.155 kms.
    - Lyon (France): 1.171 kms.
    - Madrid (Spain): 2.405 kms.

    Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.

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    From Vienna to Prague by train

    by Jefie Updated Nov 14, 2012

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    We arrived to Vienna from Budapest by train (see my Budapest travel page for more info) and when it came time ro reach our next destination, Prague, we again used the train to get there. There are 8 trains making the connection between the two cities daily, with the earliest leaving at around 6:00 am and the last leaving at 10:30 pm. Travel time is a little over 6 hours. Trains to Prague depart from Wien Mielding station, which can be reached by metro (line U6), and arrive at Hlavní nádraží, Prague's main train station. Tickets cost about 47 Euros and there's no need to book in advance - they can be purchased directly at the station.

    Train arriving at Wein Mielding station Waiting for the train to Prague in Vienna On my way to Prague!
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    Sightseeing by Vintage-Trams

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Wienrundfahrt mit der Oldtimer-Tramway is the austrian expression for the Vintage-tram that goes on a regular tour for sightseeing with tourists every summer.
    Mostly they use trams dating back to the year1928/29,the tour takes about 1 hour and takes you along Ringstrasse and to Prater and finally Messegelände.
    These tours are only at Saturday+sunday+Holidays
    beginning of May till beginning of october
    Thours start at Karlsplatz at a side-track (see my main-pic)
    Saturday at 11.30a.m. and 01.30.p.m.
    Sunday & Holidays 09.30 + 11.30a.m.+01.30p.m.
    Ordinary tickets are 15 Euros / 13,50 with Vienna-Card
    Children untill 15 pay 5 Euros
    You may hire such a tram also for your private festivities !

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    Vienna-Card or not ?

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Vienna-Card is mostly recommended by tour-operators or travel-agencies. In my personal opinion this is quite a nonsense in most cases :
    Vienna-card for 72 hours is 18,50 Euros and it entitles you for 72 hours of free transport, including all trams, buses, metros and Schnellbahn inside of Vienna. That same transportation-ticket alone is 14,- euros, so you actually pay 4,50 Euros for the reductions that you get for entrance-fees in various museums.
    At first the good message :
    The Strassenbahnmuseum / museum of trams is
    totally free of charge for all holders of the Vienna-card
    The Jewish Museum, Augarten Atelier, Academy of fine Arts
    you get a reduction of 40%
    At Schönbrunn and other places you will not get a reduction of the entrance-fee , BUT you get a "Special gift"
    Albertina, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Hofburg and lots of the other museums of major interest give just 10-13% reduction.
    Various shops and restaurants give reductions or "gifts" BUT I am sure these things are pre-calculated in the prices, so you would not win anything, and in most cases you will have no idea, what that gift will be, could be a postcard or a Mozartkugel, you won't find any informations about that in the boolet you get at the Tourist-information in Vienna.
    Vienna-Card is available at many hotel-receptions, in travel-agencies and the Tourist-informations.

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    Vorteilscard 26

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    When you don't have a Eurail,Interrail-ticket etc. yet and intend to go by train from Vienna to Salzburg, Graz, Hallstatt etc - and when you are still under 26 years of age it makes sense to buy a "VORTEILScard 26" !
    It is a ticket that you will get at any train-station. You pay 19,90 Euros, bring a passport-pic and will first get an interim-paper ticket, later by mail you get something looking like a credit card. Already the paper ticket entitles you to buy and use tickets for half-fare right away!!
    On the distance Vienna-Salzburg you may save around 19,90 Euros one-way already !! because the ordinary ticket is 39,80.
    This ticket makes sense for any tourist under 25 years planning to travel by train in Austria!!
    In case that you have no permanent address in Austria, where they could send the final ticket, give them your hotel address, a friends-address etc. - it will take several weeks until you get the final card, BUT you have to have an address ready, otherwise the counter might refuse to sell that ticket.
    That ticket is valid for 365 days and you might even use it again in your next vacation in Austria.

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    The Kaiser's carriages at Schönbrunn-castle

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    Have a look for the old Kaiser's Carriages in one of the side-wings of Schoenbrunn castle - there is a seperate museum only for the horse-carriages of the emperor and his court and they also show the last automobil of the emperor there (see it in my last photo here)!

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    Wiener Spaziergaenge

    by globetrott Updated Jul 31, 2012

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    "Wiener Spaziergaenge" is a rather new company offering Walkingtours through Vienna.
    Most of these tours have themes, not beeing covered by other tour-companies.
    Opposite of the Opera , next to Hotel Bristol there is a small covered shopping-arcade, go there and you will see this sign like on my picture and a list of excursions offered:
    The 3rd man - tour
    Eros & Habsburg - scandals of the good old times
    Sigmund Freud & jewish Vienna
    and a lot more - simply click on my link and search for the long list of tours offered by them !

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    Boat from Vienna to Bratislava

    by lotharscheer Updated Jul 12, 2012

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    Boat to Bratislava: takes about 1.15 hour it´s not very big, probably good to get the ticket 1 day ahead or book online, morning in fall might be foggy, up to 5 trips per day, € 19 to € 33.
    Landing station in Vienna:
    1. District, from Schwedenplatz/Schwedenbruecke go down the steps to the Donaukanal
    Landing station in Bratislava:
    near Novi Most Bridge.
    Very popular in the summer, if you want to use it book as early as possible.

    The jetty for Bratislava at Schwedenplatz Garbage Incinerator, design by Hunderwasser Bratislava Bratislava Bratislava
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    Location of lifts in U-Bahn / subway stations

    by lotharscheer Written Apr 5, 2012

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    All the U-Bahn stations have now lifts, if you need to find the exaxt location opan the link http://www.wien.gv.at/stadtplan/en/
    If you click "Traffic and transport" then at "Elevator in station" unfortunatly the popup at the selected station is then in german. This map as all sorts of other usefull information as well.

    Lipizzaner at the Reitschulgasse Schweizerhaus at the Prater The landing of the Twin City Liner to Bratislava Bahnhof Praterstern The new Westbahnhof
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    Last train/bus from Vienna to Bratislava airport

    by lotharscheer Updated Nov 10, 2011

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    Train from Südbahnhof Ost (Arsenalstrasse, S1, S9, tram D, O and18):
    last train at 22.25 arrive at Bratislava Hl. at 23.20;
    first at 5.25 arrive at 6.37 (last to Bratislava Petrzalka at 0.49 arrive at 1.59 bus 93 to Bratislava Hl. or Taxi)
    http://www.oebb.at/en/index.jsp
    then bus 61 from Bratislava Hl. to airport
    http://www.imhd.zoznam.sk/ba/index.php?w=3933213234ef2f302523ea&lang=en
    Bus from Busterminal Suedtirolerplatz (S1, S9, U1, tram O and 18):
    Slovak Lines, first leaving at 8.30 arriving at 9.15 at Bratislava Airport, last at 23 arriving at 0.30; €7,70
    http://www.slovaklines.sk/?id=19
    Bus from Busterminal VIB Erdberg (U 3)
    Blaguss Slovakia: first leaving at 6.30 arriving at 7.45 at Bratislava Airport, last at 0.30 arriving at 1.45; €10
    http://www.eurolines.at/uploads/7010_Bratislava-Airport_01042011.pdf

    Suedtirolerplatz Busterminal Heurige in Neustift am Walde Hofreitschule Cafe Centrl Cafe Bellaria
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    To or from the airport

    by bonio Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are several options. Taxi, too expensive for me. Bus again not the cheapest and prone to delays I think. Cat train, fast but not cheap. S-Bahn my preferred way to/from town. S7 runs every half hour from the airport into Landstrasse/Vienna centre. The cost is just 3.40 Euro, this ticket is valid for your onward journey on the u-Bahn, bus or tram too, very good value.
    Follow the signs (see photo) in the arrivals hall, tickets are bought from a machine, don't worry they "speak" several languages.

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