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Getting around the airport

Four terminals, five concourses

Vienna International Airport (Flughafen Wien-Schwechat) lies 18km south-east of the city. It has four terminals and five concourses which can all be reached on foot (though distances can be long). You'll find a good choice of shops and restaurants to keep you busy both landside and airside.

Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are connected in one building, while Terminal 1A is a temporary terminal in an external building. Concourses B, C and D are together a horseshoe building connected to Terminals 1, 2 and 3. Concourses F and G are in long piers connected to the end of Terminal 3.

  • Terminal 1: Mainly used by Oneworld and SkyTeam airlines
  • Terminal 1A: Hosts low-cost airlines
  • Terminal 2: Closed, with renovation due to begin in 2017
  • Terminal 3: The biggest terminal, leading to Gates F and G and serving long-distance flights

The main building has four levels:

  • Level 0 (ground floor): Arrivals
  • Level 1: Departures, a large check-in hall and Gates B, C, D and F
  • Level 2: Few facilities
  • Level 3: Gates G 
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Getting into Vienna

Train, bus or taxi

Train

The clean, comfortable City Airport Train (CAT) from Vienna Airport takes you to Bahnhof Wien Mitte (Vienna's Central Station) non-stop in just 16 minutes. It leaves every 30 minutes from 06:05 to 23:35. You'll find a shiny new shopping mall at the station, and you can change to the Landstraße station for the local U-Bahn underground system. 

Cost: EUR 12 one-way/EUR 21 return (valid for 30 days), or EUR 11/EUR 19 online (less with the Vienna Card) 
Location: Train station under the main terminal building. Follow the green CAT signs at the airport, but don’t board the S7 train by accident - it can be easy to end up on the wrong platform!

A cheaper and yet still convenient option, is to take the local S-Bahn S7 train to Wien-Mitte station in 25 minutes. Trains leave at 18 and 49 minutes past the hour.

Cost: EUR 4.40 (includes U-Bahn connection)
Location: Train station under main terminal building 

Bus

Vienna AirportLine operated by Postbus. Tickets can be bought on board.

Cost: EUR 8 
Location: Outside Arrivals area

Taxi

Taxi fares can vary greatly, depending on traffic and your final destination. The road out of the airport, the A22 (Sud-Ost Tangente), is Austria’s busiest road, and traffic is notoriously heavy during rush hour.

For the best fares, we recommend booking a taxi with a fixed price. Go to the green taxi counter in Arrivals and ask for a Wiener Taxi and get a flat rate to anywhere in Vienna. You’ll need to wait 5-10 minutes for your cab, but it could be worth your while.

Cost: EUR 40-50 (flat rate EUR 36)
Booking a taxi: Go to the taxi counter in Arrivals, or call +43 (0) 1 40100

Going further afield?

You can now take the high-speed long-distance train ICE directly from the airport to destinations including Linz and St Pölten. You can also take the high-speed Railjet train to destinations including Linz, Prague, Budapest, Zurich and Frankfurt.

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Lounges

Options for everybody

JetLounge 
Aircon, buffet with warm and cold dishes (also vegetarian), drinks, free WiFi, PC working spaces attached to printers, magazines, international TV, recliner seats, massages, showers, barrier free access and toilets, nappy changing facilities, smoker cabin. For a fee of €29.50 the lounge is open to everybody (cards only). Some airline passengers have free access.
Handy for passengers travelling from Gates B, C and D.

Plaza, after security, directly after boarding pass check 2, across from Swarovski shop 
Hours: 05:00-22:00 daily

Sky Lounge Schengen
Aircon, warm and cold snacks, drinks, working spaces, magazines, recliner seats, massages, showers, barrier free access and toilets, nappy changing facilities, smoker cabin. For a fee of €29.50 the lounge is open to everybody (cards only). Some airline passengers have free access.
Handy for passengers travelling from Gates F and G.

Terminal 3, after security, level 2 
Hours: 05:00-22:00 daily

Sky Lounge Non-Schengen
Aircon, warm and cold snacks, drinks, working spaces, magazines, recliner seats, massages, showers, barrier free access and toilets, nappy changing facilities, smoker cabin. For a fee of €29.50 the lounge is open to everybody (cards only). Some airline passengers have free access.
Handy for passengers travelling from Gate G.

Terminal 3, after security, level 2 
Hours: 05:00-22:00 daily

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Power outlets

Many options available

Power outlets are scattered all over the airport:

  • in all lounges
  • in the waiting areas for gates B, C, D, F and G.
  • at work spaces with power plugs and desks for your laptop at gates F and G
  • at gates B and C where seats with integrated power plugs as well as USB plugs are available
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Best places for relaxing

Quiet and comfortable

Gate F 30 after security: it has large, comfortable couches to sleep on, and smaller seats with plugs for your laptop or phone. There are two smoking areas (glass boxes) at F 32 next door if you’re a smoker, and clean bathrooms nearby. 

Gate G, after security: with almost bed-size couches, Wi-Fi and power outlets to recharge your own batteries and those of your phone or laptop, this is also perfect for a layover. Only cons: announcements are loud and lights aren’t dimmed. 

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Observation deck

Fun way to kill a few hours

At 250 metres in length and some 21 metres off the ground, the Vienna Airport observation terrace offers a breathtaking view of the tarmac. There are nice benches so you can sit down, old-school binoculars and information about flying. This view is particularly good in the mornings and impressive at sunset. Cost: EUR 4 adults, EUR 2 children (under 16)

Hours: 10:00-20:00, from 15 March to 15 November

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Showers

Available in lounges

There are no public showers available at Vienna airport. Showers are available at these lounges (from EUR 29.90 entrance fee): 

JetLounge Schengen

Plaza, after security, directly after boarding pass check 2, next to gates A, across from Swarovski shop 
Hours: 05:00-22:30 daily

Sky Lounge Schengen

Terminal 3, after security, Level 2, near gates D
Hours: 05:00-22:30 daily

Sky Lounge Non-Schengen

Terminal 3, after security, Level 2 
Hours: 05:00-22:30 daily

Air Lounge Non-SchengenTerminal 3, after security, Level 2

Hours: 05:00-22:30 daily

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Save on Your Car Rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

Rental car desks by Avis, Buchbinder, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Megadrive, Sixt, Thrifty are located at the rental car center. This is situated at a multi storey car park and can be reached by a short underground walkway. 

Car park P4, landside, level 0

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