Domestic Transportation in Austria
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
Ville de Graz
- Find an Itinerary
- Taxi Companies
Austrian Taxis Associations.
Transportation From Airport to City Centre:
|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|
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
- 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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