By air

Main international airports in Austria are: Vienna International Airport (VIE), Innsbruck Airport, (INN) Salzburg Airport (SZG), Klagenfurt Airport (KLU), Blue Danube Airport Linz (LNZ) and Graz Airport (GRZ).

The national carrier Austrian Airlines (with two subsidiaries: Austrian Arrows and Lauda Air) offers flights from many European countries to Austria. Austrian Airlines European destinations (direct flights) include:
Albania (Tirana),

Belarus (Minsk),
Bosnia (Sarajevo),
Bulgaria (Sofia, Varna),
Croatia (Dubrovnik, Split),
Cyprus (Larnaca),
Czech Republic (Prague, Ostrava),
Denmark (Copenhagen),
France (Lyon, Nice, Paris),
Finland (Helsinki),
Germany (Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin, Leipzig, Cologne, Dresden, Munich),
Greece (Athens, Chania, Heraklion, Kerkyra, Patras, Thessaloniki, Zakinthos),
Hungary (Budapest), Italy (Rome, Naples, Catania, Venice),
Kosovo (Pristina),
Latvia (Riga),
Lithuania (Vilnius),
Macedonia (Skopje),
Montenegro (Podgorica),
Moldova (Chisinau),
Netherlands (Amsterdam),
Norway (Oslo),
Portugal (Faro, Lisbon),
Romania (Bucharest),
Russia (Moscow, Saint Petersburg),
Serbia (Belgrade),
Slovakia (Kosice),
Spain (Malaga, Valencia, Bilbao, Asturias, Vigo),
Sweden (Goeteborg),
Switzerland (Basel, Geneva),
Turkey (Antalya, Istanbul),
Ukraine (Lviv, Kiev, Kharkov, Donetsk),
United Kingdom (Belfast, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Nottingham).

Other airlines that offer flights to Austria include: Adria Airways, Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air Baltic, Air Berlin, Air France, Air Malta, Air Moldova, Alitalia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Bulgaria Air, Croatia Airlines, CSA, Cyprus Airways, Easyjet, Finnair, Germanwings, Iberia, KLM, LOT, Lufthansa, LUXair, Macedonian Airlines, Malev, Olympic Airlines, SAS, Sky Europe, Spanair, Swiss Airlines, TAP and Turkish Airlines.

Austrian Airlines schedules: www.aua.com
Vienna International Airport: www.viennaairport.com
Innsbruck Airport: www.innsbruck-airport.com
Salzburg Airport: www.salzburg-airport.com
Klagenfurt Airport: www.klagenfurt-airport.at
Blue Danube Airport Linz: www.linz-airport.at
Graz Airport: www.flughafen-graz.at

By bus

Numerous carriers offer routes to Austria from other European countries. For example, Eurolines or National Express.

Eurolines schedules: www.eurolines.com
National Express schedules: www.nationalexpress.com

By train

Austrian Railways (Österreichische Bundesbahnen) offers routes to many European countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

By car

It is easy to get to Austria by car. At the border one has to buy a toll sticker (Vignette) as a road charge is required for driving on all motorways and expressways.


By bus/tram

Public transport in Austria is well organized and, according to many opinions, faultless. In Vienna public transport comprises bus and tram network and an underground system. The only drawback is tickets – every form of transport requires a separate ticket. The good solution is a multi-journey card (Vienna Card) that entitles the holder to travel by bus, tram and underground. Tickets can be bought from vending machines, ticket sales offices, newsagents and tobacconists. Tickets for buses or trams can be bought on board. Children under six travel free.

By taxi

Taxis have a yellow sign on the roof. All of them are equipped with taximeters (at least in the larger cities). Taxis can be found at taxi stands, hailed in the street or ordered by phone.

By car

Driving is on the right side of the road. Foreigners need an international driving licence. Drivers must also have insurance documents and car registration documents. Drivers must not drive with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.5 grams/litre. Driver and passengers must wear seat belts. Children under 150 cm must travel in child seats. Speed limits: built-up areas – 50 km/h, motorways – 130 km/h, outside built-up areas – 100 km/h. Dipped headlights must be on even during daytime. In winter (between 1st November 1 and 15th April) the use of winter tires is obligatory. Mandatory equipment also include: a reflective safety vest, a first-aid kit and a warning triangle.