Getting There & Getting About

International Airports

Internal Transport

There are a number of domestic charter flights available in Austria, along with scheduled services from Vienna to Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg.

From mid May to mid September, regular passenger ferries operate along the Danube and on Austria's lakes. There are also cruises available along the Danube, and from Switzerland (Bregenz) across Lake Constance.

Austria has an efficient railway service, with 5,700 km (3,540 miles) of track. Regular trains connect Vienna to Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz and Klagenfurt, and there is also a motorrail service that runs through the Tauern Tunnel between Bad Gastein and Mallnitz. Visitors to the country may buy an Austrian Rail Pass, or an InterRail One-Country Pass, which offers travel for three, four, six or eight days in one month within Austria.

Austria has an excellent network of roads and cars may be hired in most cities, as well as at airports and major railway stations. Tolls must be paid on all Austrian motorways and 'S' roads. Ten-day, two-month or one-year discs may be purchased at all major border crossings, petrol stations, post offices, newsagents and automobile clubs. Speed limits are 130 kph (81 mph) on motorways, 100 kph (62 mph) outside built-up areas and 50 kph (31 mph) in built-up areas.

Vienna has an excellent system of bus, light rail, metro and tramway services, with most routes having a flat fare. The Vienna Card entitles visitors to 72 hours of unlimited travel, along with reductions at certain museums, tourist attractions, shops, cafes and wine taverns in the city. The classic way to travel around Vienna is by Fiaker (horse-drawn carriage); fares should be agreed in advance.

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