Domestic Transportation in Austria

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Means of Transport Recommended in Town


Vienna has a well-developed system of metro, bus, light railand tramwayservices. Most routes have a flat fare, and there are pre-purchase multi-journey tickets and passes. The Vienna Card   entitles visitors to 72 hours of unlimited travel by subway, bus and tram within four days. The classic way to travel round the capital is by horse-drawn carriage(Fiaker); fares should be agreed in advance.

There are bus systems in all the other main towns, and also tramways in Linz, Innsbruck and Graz, and trolleybuses in Linz, Innsbruck and Salzburg.

 Visit : Vienna Metro 
Maps of Urban Networks
UT Library on line
Urban Transport Agencies
Vienna Metro
Wiener Linien
Ville de Graz
Find an Itinerary
Austria Info
Taxi Companies
Austrian Taxis Associations.

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:






Car Rental
Vienna (VIE) 17km / 11 miles EUR 30-35 EUR 6 / 20 min EUR 5.10 / 30 min Available
Innsbruck (INN) 4 km / 2½ miles EUR 11 / 10-15 min EUR 1.5 / 18 min - Available
Salzburg (SZG) 5 km / 3 miles EUR 14 / 10-20 min EUR 1.8 / 20-25 min - Available

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

Rail network in Austria is among the best in the world. Traveling by train is fast and convenient but a little expensive than bus travel. The roads are of international standard and traveling by car is an efficient way. Domestic flights are not a common means of travel for the tourist. Buses are the best connector to all the cities in Austria. They are cheaper and slower than the trains.
Rail Companies
Austrian Federal Railways
Koflacher Train and Bus Company
Austrian passenger transport railway company
Austrian Transport Services Company


Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Austrian Airlines Major Yes Yes
Laudaair Major Yes No
Intersky Low cost Yes Yes
Condor Low cost Yes Yes

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Traveling By Yourself

- Austria has an excellent network of roads and self driving is safe. 

- Cars must be driven with lights throughout the year. Seat belts must be worn and children under the age of 12 and under 150cm (4ft 11in) tall may not sit in the front seat unless a special child's seat has been fitted.

- All cars must have a first-aid kit and a warning triangle. All motorists must also carry high-visibility waistcoats and wear them whenever outside their vehicle on an Austrian roads.

- Both driver and passenger on a motorcycle must wear helmets.

- All road signs are in German language.

- It is compulsory to stick a road tax disc on the windscreen that you can buy at the border in order to be able to drive on highways.

Driver's License
Foreigners can drive in Austria with a recognized international driving permit for up to 6 months after entering the country. After that one has to obtain an Austrian license.
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
Minimum age is 19. Restrictions apply on vehicle types booked for ages 19-24.
Rental Agencies
Car Rental Express Austria
Austria Rental Car Group
Tolls or Taxes
For more information consult this link.
Road Maps
Live Search of Maps
Find an Itinerary
Google Maps
Traffic Conditions Online
WebCam - Austria
Parking Facilities
Car parking can be a problem especially in Vienna. Many apartments do not offer parking lots, so parking on the street or paying for a parking space or garage are the only options.

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
18 years
Side of the Road For Driving
Speed Limits
Speed limit on the freeways is 130 Km/Hr, 100 Km/Hr on highways and 50 Km/Hr on the community roads.
Safety Belts
Obligatory for all the occupants of the vehicle.
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
Maximum limit of blood-alcohol level is 50 mg.
National Roads Organizations

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