Austria Transportation

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Austria Transportation

  • Bus,tram&Metro

    Vienna Transportation

    The City Airport Train, abbreviated as CAT, ist the fastest connection vor Vienna Schwechat Airport (VIE) into the city. It takes you straight to Wien Mitte station without any stops on the way in 20 minutes. It is on the one hand convenient, on the other hand rather expensive compared to alternatives. I took it once because I arrived very late in...

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  • To/Around

    Salzburg Transportation

    This would be the english website of the public transport of the region Salzburg: www.svv-info.at/en/home There is as well a section where it says "cross-border travel" and this gives you the result, that You CAN indeed buy a pass which is also valid for Upper Austria: www.svv-info.at/en/tickets-and-fares/cross-border-travel/ I would simply write...

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  • Trains

    Innsbruck Transportation

    We did this trip some time ago (and actually contined on through to Switzerland; Zurich, I think). Our daughter was 5 at the time. Room for some luggage by the doors of the train. So it is certainly something that can be done with a younger child - just don't expect them to enjoy the scenery, so take some things along for the child to play with or...

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  • Vienna Card & day tickets

    Vienna Transportation

    We bought the Vienna card on the internet before we went. You can order it here: http://www.wienkarte.at/EN/?l=e These are the disounts and benefits: http://www.wien.info/article.asp?IDArticle=9400 Or you can buy it from the Info counter in the airport arrivals hall just before customs and at almost any hotel. We found it handy, you stamp it...

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  • Trains

    Salzburg Transportation

    Salzburg's Hauptbahnhof, or main train station, is located about a 15-minute walk from the Old Town. It is on the main line from Munich to Vienna, and is reachable via "RailJet," ICE, and EuroCity Trains from many different destinations, including Zürich, Budapest, Frankfurt, and Cologne. An interesting feature is that German Rail's...

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  • Public Transport

    Innsbruck Transportation

    The Sightseer is a small, red tourist bus that stops near the main sights in Innsbruck. Once you bought your ticket you can hop on and off this bus as many times as you like. On the sightseer there is a pair of headphones per persons to listen to some information in various languages about the places you see passing by. Tickets are sold on the...

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  • by train to Vienna

    Vienna Transportation

    At the moment the cheapest way from Vienna to Budapest is by bus, Orangeways from Olympiaplatz 2./Entgerthstrasse (U 2 station Stadion, close to the soccer stadion) via Vienna airport to Üllõi út 129, FTC Stadion, Budapest, with online booking 4000 Forint, or with Volanbusz from 2900 (from the Volanbusz terminal Üllõi út 131 to Vienna Erdbergerstr....

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  • Getting to Salzburg

    Salzburg Transportation

    Salzburg is connected by rail to a number of European cities like Venice, Munich, Zurich and Budapest. The train services are frequent and efficient. The Austrian rail network is excellent and you will find there are several connections to travel to Salzburg from other Austrian towns. From Hauptbahnhof, the main railway station at Salzburg you can...

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  • Driving

    Innsbruck Transportation

    Driving by car in Innsbruck is not a big problem. The local drivers are, like all Austrians, fairly civilized drivers :-) There are the typical "rush hours" but they never really get bad. You han hire a car at the airport of Innsbruck. PARKING in Innsbruck: there are many park houses in Innsbruck, but they are quite expensive. In the city center...

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  • Excursions FROM Vienna

    Vienna Transportation

    Cheapest way from Vienna to Chesky Krumlov (or České Budĕjovice) would be "EURegio Ticket" for € 29, 4 day return via Gmünd - České Velenice. Vienna - Znojmo € 18 Vienna - Mikulov € 20 Vienna - České Budějovice € 31 Vienna - České Krumlov € 32 You get it at the trainstation ticket counter or vending mashines, no...

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  • Horsedrawn Carriages

    Salzburg Transportation

    It's a very unique service, but not cheap though: about 35 Euro a person, but you can see a lot and at the same time take pictures. E-mail: office@fiaker-salzburg.at www.fiaker-salzburg.at

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  • Airport

    Innsbruck Transportation

    Find great travel deals from and to Innsbruck. I don't remember anymore where I 've read it , but sky europe - the low cost company - included Innsbruck in his travel destinations, making the capital city of Tirol easily accessible from all over Europe. And also facilitating the connection between the two capitals - Innsbruck and Vienna . niki -...

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  • by airplane to Vienna

    Vienna Transportation

    I took this picture for attraction when was sitting down on the grass right next to the monument of Empress Maria Theresa. There exist regular daily flight from Zagreb to Vienna but the ticket is too expensive, cost around 230 euros, in one direction, if flying with Croatia Airlines. In my opinion it is too much for such a short distance, which is...

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  • Directions

    Innsbruck Transportation

    This tourist map of the city centre. Hahaha, of course I found this little map when I got home, and I didn't have it while I was in Innsbruck :-)) The Altstadt in Innsbruck is very small, and the best way to get around is on foot. The most important sights : S Main station 1 Golden Roof. Late-Gothic bay window. Built under Emperor Maximilian...

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  • by car & highway to Vienna

    Vienna Transportation

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

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  • Up the Mountains

    Innsbruck Transportation

    If you fancy climbing a mountain but the physical climb is the problem, you should take a combination of the Hungerburgbahn and cable cars up to the Hafelekar. For EUR 24 return, you will enjoy a three stage journey - firstly on the Hungerburgbahn which has reopened after being redesigned by star architect Zaha Hadid, and then by two large cable...

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  • Bike & Viennabike

    Vienna Transportation

    THIS is a funny way to explore Vienna ! All you have to do is REGISTER with an Austrian Bancomat-card (ATM-card), registry is just 2 Euros. the 1st hour is free 2 hours = 2 Euros 3 hours is 4 Euros 4 hours is 8 Euros every extra hour is 4 Euro afterwards. Get your bike at one of the many bike-stations ( most of them are close to...

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  • Walking

    Innsbruck Transportation

    The train station is very close to the main centre of the town and makes travelling easier to other cities such as Vienna & Salzburg. Travelling by trains...trams and walking is the best moe of transportation. However if you plan to visit the Swaroski museum a car is ideal. It takes about an hour to reach there and is a must visit!

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  • parking of a car

    Vienna Transportation

    You would indeed have to pay to park. You can purchase parking "passes" in any traffik/tabak shop. They are usually pads with designated times for parking that you leave on your dashboard after parking your vehicle.

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  • Fiaker

    Vienna Transportation

    Right from the start, I must admit that since my family owns a ranch and I live in Quebec CIty, where horse-drawn carriages are pretty common, paying for a ride is rarely at the top of my list of things to do when I travel abroad and Vienna was no exception. However, the horse-drawn carriages gathering around Stephansdom are pretty cute and pretty...

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  • zzz- under construction

    Vienna Transportation

    From Vienna you can travel east to Slovakia and Hungary or west to Krems and Passau. To get to the boats you need to head to U1 station Vorgartenstrasse and follow the signs to DDSG. You can buy the tickets from the counter there or sometimes from bigger stations. Their internet website provides more information. Most boats run from April to...

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  • the cheapest train between Vienna &...

    There is a PRIVATE train-company in Austria now as well and all they do is travelling 12 times a day between Vienna and Salzburg.What I found perfect with them:For just 25 euros you can travel from Salzburg to Vienna with them, 50 euros is the returnticket and they will go 12 times a day in each direction.Compare that 50 euros with the daytrips by...

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  • train from Flughafen Schwechat to Vienna

    The cheapest way from Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Schwechat train station) to the city centre is by train. One way costs Euro 4 only and you can buy it from the ticketing machine in front of the escalator to the trains. The train usually runs every twice in an hour.

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  • VIGNETTE

    As soon as we crossed the Slovenian/Austrain border, we looked for a Service Station from where we could buy a Vignette.This is a quote from the website....."Vignettes are compulsory for all motor vehicles with a maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) of up to and including 3.5t (cars, motor-homes, motorcycles). Vehicles with a maximum gross weight of...

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  • GRAZ: Schlossbergbahn

    Of course you can also step up the hill in order to get to the famous Grazer Uhrturm or to the old castle, but you can as well take a funicular, it is also included in the ticket for public transport in Graz !The so-called Schlossbergbahn takes you up to the "Casmatten" - the old part of the fortification - there is a great park and an open-air...

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  • Eisenerz: Hauly - the biggest tourbus in...

    This is a great fun for all of the family, but unfortunately it is also a bit off the beaten path : Eisenerz, a small village close to Mariazell and you will find there a mountain totally made of iron and for the guided tours through the erzberg they use this very special tourbus:Hauly - the biggest tourbus in Austria When you click on my picture...

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  • Mariazellerbahn - a narrow-gauge-railway...

    This is another great excursion from Vienna for all fans of old trains and for a great mountain-scenery in the south-west of Vienna, to Mariazell with the most important pilgrim-church in Austria:MzB is the official abbreviation for "Mariazeller Bahn" and it is a narrow-gauge-railway (760 mm) connecting Mariazell with St.Pölten, where you have to...

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  • Take a flight over the alps

    Flights over the Grossglockner and the other alpscan be done best from Zell am See !I took a flight in a small airplane over the austrian alps including the Grossglockner and even over the famous lake Koenigssee in Bavaria, that was a really great adventure. I also was lucky that I was able to join 2 young couples who had booked that flight in...

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  • Public transport to Grossglockner

    By Public transport to Grossglockner :Take Postbus 610 from Zell am See Exploring Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse without your own car makes sense and it is a lot cheaper as well, as you totally save the fee for the toll-road. There is 1-2 buses daily and all of them will have a stop of 30 minutes at Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Hoehe, so you dont see that...

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  • Grossglockner - Hochalpenstrasse

    Grossglockner - Hochalpenstrasse is an alpine toll-road taking you to the highest mountains of Austria with a hight of 3.798 m above the Sea-level. In the year 1800 the first successful expedition reached its peak and still today you may get there only when you are an experienced climber.Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse is a toll-road and at first...

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  • Arlberg Strassentunnel

    Arlberg Strassentunnel is one of the longest tunnels through the alps with a total length of 13.972 meters and it is a very good alternative for cars to pass by the Arlberg and avoid all of the problems of driving over the snowy pass-road. In summertime it does not make sense in my opinion, it is even quite dangerous, when you considder that you...

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  • RINGTRAM - a new tourist-tram for...

    Ringtram is brand new now in Vienna !The trams #1 and #2 are NOT going the FULL circle of the Ringstrasse anymore !In some of your older tourist-guides and also in some VT-tips you might still find infos about the trams #1 and #2 going around Ringstrasse all day and beeing the ideal and cheapest way to see all sights there : that is not possible...

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  • Personalised online timetables for buses...

    The OBB (railways) and the Postbus service (owned by OBB) have an excellent online system to plan a journey, by bus, or train, or a combination. The train service is available in English and some of the bus system is. Type in start, destination, start time and date, and it comes with a series of options. You can get this sent as a PDF timtable to...

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  • Buying a train ticket on board the train

    Beware! Train conductors can and do sell tickets on board - BUT - if you get on at a station which has a staffed ticket office, you may face a heavy surcharge (50 euros) for not buying the ticket at the station. At unstaffed stations, mainly on rural lines, there is no problem buying a ticket on board, and it is normal price. So buy at the station...

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  • By "Austrian Airlines"

    Of course it's very convenient to travel to Austria by plane, especially by Austrian Airlines - "A smile in the sky"!Our group was privileged to fly from Kharkiv to Vienna directly!We, a group of fifteen orphans from an orphanage in Luhansk region, their head teacher and me as an interpreter, were blessed with good sponsors: Global-2000...

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  • To Telfs by car & by train

    Telfs is just about 25 minutes west from Innsbruck and you can drive there on the Autobahn / highway, BUT dont forget to put a vignette (a highway-sticker) on your windscreen ! Ordinary roads will go there as well, but you will need a lot more time.By train it is easy as well, the trainstation is called "Telfs-Oberpfaffenhofen", but make sure to...

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  • U-bahn, buses & trams

    We paid 27 euro for 2, 8 days tickets, very reasonable as once punched they are good for the whole day. There were 3 of us in the city for 5 days and we still had 3 spaces left untouched that we gave away at the end of our trip. The tickets are good for the U-bahn, the buses, and the streetcars....all of which can get you anywhere in the city in...

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  • Mitfahrzentrale / Drive with others

    In Austria it is possible to drive with other drivers.If you have detailed plan you can search on this site for drivers.Most people are students. It's a good way for contacting other people.If you want to use this keep this in mind.1. Negotiate a price (about 5,- € per 100km is o.K)2. Talk about a meeting point which it easy to find.3. Appoint the...

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  • Through Austria by train

    Austria has a well equipped train system.Many trains connect Austria with their neighbours.For Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungarry and Slovenia it is recommandable to buy a ticket only for Austria. Than go out at the border station and buy a ticket for the other country.So you avoid to pay the international price. This is much cheaper.In Austria...

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  • Travel By Train in Austria

    Train is the most common and regular transport in Austria . The vehicules ,wagons ,everything is in top condition. Some trains have electricity for your notebook. Board service or board restaurant.

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  • Arlberg Strassentunnel

    Arlberg Strassentunnel is one of the longest tunnels through the alps with a length of 13.972 meters and it is a very good alternative for cars to pass by the Arlberg and avoid all of the problems of driving over the snowy pass-road. In summertime it does not make sense in my opinion, it is even quite dangerous, when you considder that you will get...

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  • Vorteilscard 26

    When you don't have a Eurail,Interrail-ticket etc. yet and intend to go by train from Vienna or Tirol 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...

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  • The Autobahn - Vignette

    All cars driving on the highways through Austria have to buy a so-called "Vignette" and stick it on the windscreen. There are stickers for 10 days, 2 months and the whole year.Very important for all owners of vehicles & motorhomes with more than 3,5 tons :The Autobahn-Vignette is NOT enough for you, you need the same kind of GO-Box, as the large...

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  • The Brenner - Passroad

    The Brenner-pass is one of the most frequented roads and highways in Europe, because it is the easiest and fastest road across the Alps in that area.Be prepared for a lot of trafic, especially plenty of trucks, except at the weekends, when only a few trucks with special permission are allowed to go.For the Brenner you have to pay a seperate fee,...

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  • by airplane to Tirol

    Innsbruck has the only airport in Tirol, other airports in a distance of about 2-3 hours by taxi or train are Munich and Salzburg. Innsbruck is quite a small city and the airport of Innsbruck is really close to the centre of town. That way you will not have to pay a lot of money to get there by taxi.No matter, if you arrive by train, private car or...

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