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Getting around (and to) Vienna
Vienna acts a gateway between Western and Eastern Europe.
Over the years Vienna has experienced an increase rise in
visitors thanks to its numero uno perception in the world
tourism map. Almost all major airlines fly to and from Vienna.
However, most flights from America need a transfer in other
European city, such as London or Frankfurt or Ontario.
Vienna's Flughafen Wien Schwechat airport is served by more
than eighty airlines and handles over eight million passengers
a year, the majority of them fly to/from London. A short trip
consists of two hours. There are ranges of options available
for shuttling from and to the airport. Austrian Airlines and
Lauda Air, both state owned airlines, are the country's main
carriers, fly to the USA, Asia and Australia, and within Europe.
The departure tax is levied on the price of the air ticket
Rail travel within Austria is excellent experience, with
fast, clean trains taking you just about in amidst beautiful
landscapes anywhere in the country
Vienna is central Europe's most important rail hub and has
good rail connections to all the important cities of Europe.
From Paris, you will get the Gare de l'Est at 7:50 am; it
arrives in Vienna at 9:17pm. From Munich, there is a daily
train service; it leaves at 9:23m, arrives in Vienna at 2:17pm,
and at 11:18pm, arrives in Vienna at 6:46am. From Zurich,
a train leaves at 9:33pm and arrives in Vienna at 6:44pm.
Train passengers who use the tunnel under the English Channel
can travel Vienna via London and Paris in just 3 and half
hours. Le Shuttle covers the 31-mile journey in just more
than half an hour time. You can avail this 247 service throughout
the year along with added service like passenger cars, contract
buses, taxis through a tunnel from Folkestone, England, to
Though you will find plentiful of options in bus services
but service is not as good as train or air service. Cheap
in fare the bus services across Eastern and Western Europe
is slower and less comfortable than trains. Mostly preferred
by local students and senior citizens.
The city, Vienna can be reached from all directions on all
major highways termed as Autobahnen. Numerous road entry points
from the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary,
Italy and Switzerland exist. Autobahn A-1, connects Munich
(distance is 291 miles or 466km), Salzburg (distance is 209
miles or334km), and Linz (Distance is 116 miles or 186km).
Autobahn-2 runs from the south from Graz and Klagenfurt (both
from Austria). Then, Autobahn-4 connects eastern route of
E-58, which runs to Prague and Bratislava.