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Transport

Austria has one of the most highly developed transport networks in the European Union with a dense bus and rail network criss-crossing the country. Especially the federal capital Vienna has an excellent public transport infrastructure.

Motorways

There is a toll for using motorways in Austria. If you are using the motorways, you must obtain a motorway sticker (Autobahnvignette) at the Austrian border. You can buy this motorway sticker at any post office or tobacconist’s shop (Trafik) in Austria and at border posts and motorway service areas.

Public transport

In large towns there are various price deals for travel by public transport. A single ticket (for a trip through the town in one direction) costs an average of €1.80‑2.20. In many towns, however, there are daily, weekly, monthly or annual passes as well as special deals for tourists.

In larger towns, single tickets and multi-ride cards can be obtained from machines either at the stop or station or on the vehicle in most forms of public transport (e.g. from the driver). You can also buy single tickets and multi-ride cards in advance from tobacconist’s shops (e.g. in Vienna). In rural areas you usually have to buy individual tickets, season tickets, etc. from the driver.

In rural areas, buses and rail services are the main means of public transport. A ticket for a journey of some five kilometres costs an average of €2.00. If you use transport services within a town, you often pay a reduced local fare. There are discounts for certain passenger categories (children, pensioners, students).

Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)

You can buy tickets at any station, but also from travel agents selling tickets, from ticket machines (regional transport) and from the conductor (intercity trains, a €3.00 service charge is here added to the ticket price), as well as over the Internet.

Air travel

You can obtain information on air fares at any airport in your country of origin or at any Austrian airport.  

 

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