Getting around in Vienna

The best ways to get around in Vienna are public transport, bike and walking.

Public transport

The public transport system in Vienna consists of the following transport methods:

  • UBahn (subway)
  • Schnellbahn (city train)
  • Straßenbahn (tramway)
  • Autobus (city bus)

Overview plan (includes UBahn & Schnellbahn): Plan

Tickets

All of Vienna consists only of one zone (called "Kernzone") in the public transport ticket. The only time you need to buy an additional ticket is when coming from or going to the airport.

Ticket Price
1-way ticket (for a trip in one direction) 2,40 €
24 hour ticket 8 €
48 hour ticket 14,10 €
72 hour ticket 17,10 €
Week ticket (valid from Monday till the next Monday) 17,10 €

Note: You can only buy tickets in subway stations and in the tramway. Busses & Schnellbahn have no ticket machine inside, so buy your ticket in advance.

Routing apps

The following is a list of public transport routing apps for Vienna:

Note: Google maps also has routing for Vienna, but the data is not real time data. So while it works for a general "how to get from A-to-B" information, don't rely on the information because it doesn't include changes due to construction work or other disturbances.

Public transport during the night

On nights before weekdays, subway service ends around half past midnight. On nights before Saturday, Sunday or public holiday (night to 15.08.) subways runs all night, every 15 minutes.
To get around the city at night, you can use the Nightline. Using the Nightline is included in daily or weekly passes or you can use a normal single ticket.


Note: In the following plans, not every station is included, only the bigger ones.
Nightlines under the week: Plan
Nightlines & Subway on the weekend: Plan

Bike

While not on the level of Copenhagen or Amsterdam, Vienna is a very bike-friendly city.

Routing apps

Rental bikes

Vienna has a public bike system called Citybike. It consists of over 120 stations, where you can rent or give back your bike. Riding a bike for up to one hour is free, you need to register once with your Creditcard for a one time fee of 1 €. You can find more information on the Citybike homepage
Additionally, three other rental bike systems are available in Vienna: Ofo, Donkey Bike & oBike (Site in German)