Austrian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Austria, with its headquarters in Vienna. Its main base is Vienna International Airport (VIE). In 2006, Austrian Airlines dominates the market for flights from/to Central- and Eastern Europe.
Austrian's longest routes are from Vienna to Melbourne and Sydney, Australia, via Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, respectively, which will end on March 25, 2007. Scheduled services to Shanghai will end from 7 January 2007, flights to Phuket, Mauritius and Colombo and Malé will end from April 2007 and those to Kathmandu in May 2007.
It's the first time I used austrian airlies to fly and I would reccomend them as the best ones. Both flights were extremely smooth , service was impeccable , everything on schedule . At the same time the flight of Bulgarian Air to Sofia was delayed because of fog on the Sofia airport. Not the one I was on with Austrian Airlines. On the same day we landed , the airport was closed just before and short after . Excellent!!!!
After arriving at Vienna's airport Schwechat, which is approx. 15 kilometres away from the city centre, your best option is to take the airport bus. We took the bus to Westbahnhof because it was close to our hostel. Before reaching Westbahnhof the same bus stops at Ostbahnhof, too. There's a connection to Schwedenplatz, too. This would be your best option if you want to go straight into the city centre.
The airport bus leaves every 30 minutes and costs 6 EUR. From the airport to Schwedenplatz it takes approx. 20 minutes, to Ostbahnhof approx. 25 minutes and to Westbahnhof 35 minutes.
On the way back to the airport better take a bus earlier than the one you really have to take in order to be in time for your flight. The busses get stuck in traffic easily on the ring road.
I have used Airport Driver and found it to be an excellent pick-and-drop service that is cheaper than a Taxi.
Tip: They give you special discounts, if you are a Miles&More member which you can become for free anyway (at www.milesandmore.de).
For a Minivan from anywhere in Vienna you would just pay 28 Euro, for a normal car just 25 Euro if you are a member of Miles&More. 30 Euro and 26 Euro respectively for non-members of Miles&More.
This English saying "look what the cat dragged in" gets a whole new meaning in Vienna. The CAT is the City-Airport-Train of Vienna and a comfortable connection between Schwechat Wien International Airport and the Passenger terminal in the centre of Vienna. So, be careful in using this phrase, as it probably will be "you" as a tourist that the CAT dragged into Vienna!
You can easily get to Vienna through Wien Schwechat International Airport. The airport is located near the village Schwechat and well connected to the Passenger terminal of Vienna. Austrian Airlines has this airport as main base and connects towards many European capitol as well as larger towns and places outside Europe.
In 1993 and 1994 I arrived by air. Many ailines serve Vienna so you should have no problem geting a flight. I flew with Air France in 1993 and British Airways in 1994 as back then Aer Lingus didn't go. But now in 2006 you can get flights from almost every part of the globe to this magical city.
The CAT (City to Airport Transport) is a quick and easy way to get from the Airport to Vienna. It cost like 9 Euro (ick) but is modern and comfortable. The annoucements are in Gernan (official language) and English. The train ride takes about 15-20mins to and from.
I took this train at night time from the airport. While we headed into town we passed what looked like some refinery with these cool lights all over the place. Awesome looking stuff. Eat schnitzel!
Via the website if Divantoura, a Belgium travel agency from Gent, I booked an open jaw flight. So first from Brussels to Vienna and then a return flight from Prague to Brussels.
The price was 200 euro (taxes included).
As we were driving to Brussels national Airport, I had doubts about the departure time as the re was a thick fog over the Brussels region. But no problem at all, there was no delay.
The flight time was only 1h35, a rather short flight. So there was only time for a small lunch box filled with cake and some candy.
As we arrived in the Vienna Schwechat airport it was very busy, so maybe it was rush hour I the sky. Maybe that was the reason we needed to wait for about a half an hour before we got our luggage.
I flew to Vienna with the wonderful Austrian Airlines. Great service (food/snacks have to be paid for) but tea and coffee are complimentary with a free chocolate wafer.
I really enjoyed this flight as they show the plane's route on a screen above your seat so you know exactly where you are, the altitude, speed, temperature etc etc. at any given time.
On the way out there I chatted to a very nice and helpful Austrian girl who told me about the CAT train (it actually sounded like the C80 train -so there was a little bit of confusion - but only for a minute :))
Shuttle service to the Vienna airport from the center of the city.
In 16 minutes the City Airport Train takes you from the Air terminal into the heart of Vienna to the airport.
Trains runs 7 days a week , 365 days a year.
Located by the Hilton hotel and the city park
one way ticket - 9 euro
both ways - 16 euros
As well as most European airlines which offer services to the Austrian capital, there are also three Austrian-based airlines: Austrian Airlines, Lauda Air, and Tyrolean Airways, which offer flights from Europe and the US
Airport Wien Schwechat
Vienna’s international airport is 20 km. (12, 5 miles) southeast of the city. Taxis to the centre cost about € 32.00; the airport bus costs € 5.80.
A commuter train on the S7 line also operates between 5 am and 10:15 pm and is a cheaper option at € 2.00.
Most international airlines and some budget airlines fly to Vienna which makes its very attractive for the visitor to come and visit. Also the train connection to/from the airport is ather easy to the city.
I found the set up a bit confusing. Normally on arrival at a new airport I am ok with my orientation. Trying to identify public transport to the city was tricky - there were a variety of people touting for your business.
The official transport was a bus. I took it into town - but the journey terminated at a buding site with a wooden hut.
Best plan your route before arrival. Subway/metro is best if you do not have too much luggage.
Fly by the friendly Airline Austrian to the Vienna international Airport, come with train to the Westbahnhof or Suedbahnhof, or come with Your car over the motor-road A1 or A2.
The favourablest way is with the tramway or with the bus and You keep reasonable tickets in the 'Trafik' (Cigarette shop), or by self-service ticket-booking-automatic-machine in subway-stations. Taxis are expensiv and a trip with a Fiaker is very nice, but very expensiv too.