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621 - 1,111 USD
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36 - 82 °F
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2 - 4 inches

One of the largest cities in Europe, Vienna is a place of beauty and history that welcomes millions of visitors every year. Summer is the busiest tourist season and the most expensive, because of the comfortable weather. Highs average 75 degrees Fahrenheit with the temperature rarely dipping below 66 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Autumn can also be busy, especially in the earlier months, but it tends to die down as it gets colder. Highs range from 44 – 73 degrees Fahrenheit, so be sure to pack extra layers and be prepared for the chance of rain. Winter months are quieter and only attract tourists who don’t mind the cold, with highs of 37 – 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Christmas in particular is a magical time to travel to Vienna as it’s lit by decorations and has fantastic Christmas markets to explore. Spring is the slowest tourist season, so you can look for deals on hotels and flights. With highs of 50 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit and a fair chance of rain, be prepared with proper clothing and rain gear.


Vienna flight deals found on momondo

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Multiple Airlines
Multiple Airlines
ORD
20 Jan
Chicago O'Hare International airport
46h 55m
3 Stops
VIE
Vienna International airport
Multiple Airlines
VIE
27 Jan
Vienna International airport
40h 25m
2 Stops
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International airport
388 USD
Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus
ORD
24 Jan
Chicago O'Hare International airport
12h 00m
1 Stop
VIE
Vienna International airport
Aer Lingus
VIE
27 Jan
Vienna International airport
35h 45m
1 Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International airport
551 USD
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
ORD
01 Apr
Chicago O'Hare International airport
32h 35m
1 Stop
VIE
Vienna International airport
Turkish Airlines
VIE
15 Apr
Vienna International airport
34h 25m
1 Stop
ORD
Chicago O'Hare International airport
586 USD

Which airlines fly to Vienna?

You can fly direct to Vienna from major U.S. cities with Austrian Airlines. Plenty of other airlines, including Delta, United, American Airlines and Lufthansa offer flights with one or more stops.


How to get from the airport to Vienna city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Vienna along with the distance from the city center
Vienna International
11 mi from city center

Vienna International Airport (VIE)

VIE is Austria’s largest airport and is located 11 miles southeast of central Vienna. Because it is a hub for tourism, there are many options to get you from the airport into Vienna.

Trains

When it comes to trains, you have 3 options. The cheapest option is the public S-Bahn for €3.70 EUR. Hop on the S7 line and take it to the Wien Mitte train station, a 25-minute ride. Another choice is Railjet, which will take 26 minutes and cost €4.10 EUR. Take it to Vienna main station to get downtown. The last option is to take the CAT train into Vienna. It travels nonstop from the airport to downtown in 16 minutes and will cost you €12.00 EUR.

Buses

Hop on a bus with Vienna Airport Lines written on the outside. It will take you downtown in 22 minutes for €8.00 EUR, and you can get off at Schwedenplatz. Be prepared for limited space as it is a popular mode of transport.

Taxis

Hail a taxi after exiting the terminal. To make sure you’re getting a legitimate taxi, look for a roof taxi sign and TX at the end of the license plate. A ride to the city center will take around 20 minutes and cost approximately €36.00 EUR.

Car Rentals

If you’re keen on driving around the city, look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


How to get around in Vienna?

Vienna knows how to handle the throngs of tourists that flock to the city every year. There are many Vienna transportation options to make it easy for you to get where you want to go.

Public Transportation

Vienna offers coordinated public transit, including the S-Bahn urban railway, the subway, buses, and trams. One ride will cost €2.20 EUR, but the best way to simplify travel is to activate a Vienna Travelcard. Travelcards can be activated at any subway stop, as well as inside buses and trams. You can buy a 24, 48, or 72-hour card that will act as your ticket for any public transit. If you want a deal that includes museums and restaurants, the Vienna City Card is another option that has a choice of 24-72 hours.

Taxis

Taxis are available for those who don’t want to take public transportation. Expect to pay a meter drop of €3.80 EUR and then €2.51 EUR per mile. Uber is also active in Vienna, with a meter drop of €1.00 Euro and then €1.25 Euro per mile after that.

Car Rentals

If you want to take a day trip out of the city, renting a car is a great idea. Rental prices can go as low as €15.00 EUR a day for smaller vehicles. Driving in the city itself is not recommended as it has many narrow and one-way streets.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Vienna?

Citizens of the United States with a valid passport can visit Austria for a maximum of 90 days without having to apply for or obtain a visa. For foreign nationals, please check the Austrian Embassy Washington website.


Quick facts about Vienna

Time, currency, and the basics — see the local time and get an idea of how much money you will spend on the basics in Vienna
Local time
Currency
Euro
Beer
Domestic Beer (.5 liter)
1.06 USD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
11 USD
Public transport
One-way ticket
2.73 USD

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Additional info and tips about visiting Vienna

Things to do and places of interest in Vienna

Vienna is one of the most livable places in the world, and among the most visited places in Europe. It is the central hub of culture in Austria and a must-see city for any traveler visiting Europe.

  • The Schönbrunn Palace is the most popular destination in Vienna. Take a tour of the 18th century-dated palace which boasts 1,441 rooms.
  • Visit the Spanish Riding School, home to some of the best dressage training in the world. Demonstrations are available to watch daily and sometimes you can even catch a training session.
  • The Naschmarkt is a world famous outdoor market that demonstrates the best of Viennese food. Take a stroll through the over-a-mile-long market and soak up the atmosphere.
  • Take a trip to St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the 12th century-dated structure which is an iconic building in Vienna today.
  • Visit the oldest zoo in the world! Vienna Zoo houses more than 750 species and is considered one of the most modern and pleasant zoo experiences in the world.
  • Vienna’s Natural History Museum has a huge collection of animal and plant materials that make up the history of Europe. Take an afternoon to explore the museum that contains over 30 million objects.

Tips and tricks for visiting Vienna

ATMs can be hard to find, so make sure you have cash before entering the city, or a valid credit card.

Tap water is drinkable and comes directly from the mountains! Just be aware that restaurants may charge a small fee if you order tap water.