Vienna Card & day tickets, Vienna
One way ticket for all kinds of transport costs 2 euros. It's a better option to buy a 5 euro 24h Vienna card for all the transport vehicules or a 72h vienna card for 12 euros.
The Vienna card is valid for trams,busses and subway 24h a day.
Vienna has a comprehensive and unified public transport network that is one of the most efficient in Europe, Flat-fare tickets are valid for trains, trams, buses, the underground (U-Bahn) and the S-Bahn regional trains.
Services are frequent, and you will rarely have to wait more than five or 10 minutes.
Public transport kicks off around 5am or 6am. Buses and trams finish between 11pm and midnight, and S-Bahn and U-Bahn services between 12.30am and 1am.
Twenty-one Nightline bus routes crisscross the city from 12.30 am to 5am.
Schwedenplatz, Schottentor, and the Oper are starting points for many services; look for buses and bus stops marked with an "N". All tickets are valid for Nightline services.
Transport maps are posted in all U-Bahn stations and at many bus and tram stops.
Free maps and information pamphlets are available from Wiener Linien, located in 25 U-Bahn stations.
The Karlsplatz, Stephansplatz, and Westbahnhof information offices are open from 6.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Those at Florisdorf, Spittelau, Praterstern, Philadelphiabrücke, Landstrasse, and Volkstheater are closed on weekends.
If you are going to spend a day in Vienna, and if you are going to be travelling around the city, it is easily worth paying 5 EUROS for a day card. It can be used on trams, metro and buses. Otherwise singles are 1.50 EUROS
We bought a 24 hour Vienna pass which gave us unlimited travel on the U-Bahn and trams.
We walked.... and walked.....and walked. So take good strong walking shoes. I really think that walking is the very best way to see a city so we really only used the pass to get us across longer distances but that saved us a lot of money and time.
These are some of the transport tickets around Vienna ! These were mine ! Remember where you saw them frist.
They are highly recommended to you guys who will visit Vienna because they would allow you to hop on & off the metros for some serious sightseeings around Vienna.
You really can't go wrong purchasing an all day pass for the tram, bus and U-Bahn. If you plan to do any sightseeing, you'll get your money's worth out of the ticket.
You'll find the machines to purchase the tickets around various tram/metro stations. The touch screen will let you pick which language you want. There will be an option for what type of ticket you want. It'll prompt you for payment (credit cards are accepted) and out comes you ticket! There will blue boxes around the stations and on the trams to validate you ticket and you're done!
I find the tram to be a great way to see the city and it's a great if it starts to rain outside.
As with most other European cities I visited, Vienna has a transportation card for tourists that allows for unlimited transport with entry discounts to most major attractions. For 16.90 Euro, you can travel for 72 hours on the city's U-Bahn, S-Bahn, bus, tram routes. There are disccounts at museums, theaters, concerts, restaurants and cafes. The card is available from most hotels and hostels, all Tourist Information Offices and standard information offices at Stephansplatz, Karlsplatz, Westbahnhof and Landstrasse.
Since I only stayed 3 days in Vienna, the receptionist at the hotel advised me to use 1-way tickets. However, I found the Vienna card more than useful - actually, you can buy one valid for exactly 72 hours. It gives you free access to public transportation in-town (bus, tram, underground), plus a wide range of discounts for museums, etc., even bonusses in restaurants and shops. The 16.90 Euro paid back in full, and I was lazy - a zealous tourist would have made much more use of the card.
At at cashiers place in Westbahnhof (where the trains are located) you can buy weekly/monthly/yearly passes for the Zone 100 (Vienna). This is all inclusive and allows you to take any kind of transportation for the entire week/month you're there. It's excellent because it's much cheaper and after you have the card you can revalidate it by buying the sticker (for a week or month) from a regular electronic ticket dispenser. This only operates from Sunday-Saturday but is definitely the cheapest option!
If you are in Vienna for the day it is probably worth your while buying a 24-hour Wien Karte for 5 Euros. This allows you to travel on buses, trams and the U-Bahn. It is far more convenient than buying tickets for each separate journey.
Once you have bought your ticket remember to validate it before commencing your first journey using one of the validating machines located in stations and on buses/trams.
I arrived by Austrian Airlines from Moscow (also possible by Aeroflot), 2.5 hours flight, very precise schedule, landed exactly at 16:45! I suppose you can arrive by any major airline from most of the big cities. Train or car is also an option.
Vienna has a very convenient metro system, or 'U-Bahn'. Also, buses or trams (Strassbahn). Loved it! You buy tickets either 1 ride (1.30 Euro, as far as I remember it is valid for 1 hour), or 24 hours, or 72 hours, they are valid for all kind of city transportation, including metro, Schnellbahn, buses and trams. Before entering the U-Bahn you must validate your ticket in a small blue automate that is found at the entrance. Same automates are installed in the buses and trams.
Use the Wienerlinien to travel in the city. The old tramways are a part of the Vienna history. A ticket for 1 ride is ATS 19 (also 4 Tickets for ATS 76 are available) if you buy it on a counter and ATS 22 - if you buy them with coins in the vehicle. There are also 1 day ticket, 24 hours, week ticket and monthly ticket (the last one is about ATS 560 ($37).
You can find any bus stop in internet or using WAP on your GSM phone. The schedule of the buses, subways (U-Banh),tramways and lokale area trains (S-Bahn) can be found at www.wienerstadtwerke.at , but unfortunately is only in german. You have to know your bus stop and then to type it there...
For public transport you can buy a so called' Wien-Karte. It will cost you approx 210 Osch(about $15.--) for 72 hours use of public transport. You get also discount on entrance fees of several museums and other sights.
This transport card allows you 3 days of any public transport (Trams, Bus, U-Bahn, S-Bahn) in Vienna for 3 days for 15 euros. It will be useful if you are in a hotel far from the center or if you plan to visit many places in the suburbs. If you are planning to stay mainly inside the central rings, you better buy individual tickets, as you'd do most of your visits by feet.
You can buy the cards in Tourist Info, Tabaks and Hotels. You'll have discounts of about 1 euro in many museums (and in the bus to the airport) with the Vienna Card.
Vienna is easily accesible by train from Bratislava (1-1-2 hours, Budapest (3 hours), Salzburg (2 hrs), and evrywhere else.
There is an extensive metro system that'll take you everywhere you want to go. The pictured 24 hour pass good for unlimited travel on all public transport only costs 4USD.