Schwechat is the only airport of Vienna — the capital of Austria. So, if you wish to visit this amazing city for a journey or just skiing, you will likely arrive to Schwechat. The city and the airport have 19 kilometers between them, so if you are looking for the fastest and cheapest way to get to the centre of Vienna, you need to look at our transport guide.
All transport from Schwechat airport
You can get from the airport to the centre of Vienna by bus, trains (three different types) and taxi. You can book a group / individual transfer in advance (that is especially good for those who go for skiing with their own equipment). Once in 30 minutes commercial shuttle bus go from Schwechat to Vienna. It can bring you to a mall in Vienna or to the bus station (depending on the carrier) in 42 minutes. The ticket price is €8. If you choose to go by train, you will reach Vienna in an hour (including waiting time). The trip will cost you around €5. You can take a taxi at the airport — it works according to the taximeter counter, so the price will depend on several factors: number of passengers, bags, night trip or weekend tariff. The price for a ttwenty-minute trip by transfer booked online is fixed – €35 for an economy class car.
Tips: transport from Vienna airport
Travelers consider transport in Vienna to be modern, clean and comfortable. Commercial buses are provided with a spacious luggage compartment and soft seating to have a good rest after arrival; almost all the cars in the car park are new. In trains and speeding trains they have wide aisles and comfy seating. The only big minus about public transport in Vienna is the lack of night routes. So if you arrive to Schwechat in the night, you can only use taxi service.
Transfer is also a perfect option for tourists with little children and elderly travelers. To save some money and not to run around the airport building searching for a taxi with child seats or a mini bus for a big group, we recommend booking transfer online.
City Airport Train CAT trains; IntercityExpress (ICE); city speeding train S7
30-37 minutes in the road
30 minutes waiting at City Airport Train CAT station; Intercityexpress (ICE): 2 hours; S7:
Price: CAT €12 one way (children under 14 and disabled – free); ICE: €4.4 (children
under 6 – free); S7: €2.20 (children under 6 – free)
Comfort level: high (CAT); middle (S7 / ICE)
Vienna Airport Lines, Eurolines
42 minutes in the road
30 minutes waiting at the station
Comfort level: middle
Transfer / Taxi on the spot
20 minutes in the road
No need to wait (meet at arrival) / taxi 5-10 minutes waiting
Price over €35 (+ fees and markups); transfer price is fixed – $35
Comfort level: high
Don't forget to see in Vienna:
The Habsburgs Residence — Hofburg Palace