The Euro (symbol: €) became the official Austrian currency on January 1st, 2002. One Euro is made up of 100 cents. Austria uses the full range of Euro coins (one cent, two cents, five cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, one Euro, two Euros) and notes (five Euros, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500).
In Austria the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Austria, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa).
Travelers with permanent residence abroad are entitled to carry an appropriate amount of pharmaceuticals for their own use when entering Austria. Even in the case of prescription drugs, it is not necessary to carry a medical certificate to prove that drugs are intended for your own consumption only.
Travelers residing in Austria who have purchased pharmaceuticals in another country may take them into Austria, provided that the amount does not exceed three packs per person.
Travelers who do not reside in another Schengen State are not authorized to carry pharmaceuticals that contain narcotic drugs or psychotropic substances upon entering Austria.
Vienna International Airport (German: Flughafen Wien-Schwechat; IATA: VIE, ICAO: LOWW) is the international airport of Vienna, the capital of Austria, located in Schwechat, 18 km (11 mi) southeast of central Vienna and 57 kilometres (35 mi) west of Bratislava. It is the country’s largest airport and serves as the hub for Austrian Airlines and Eurowings Europe as well as a base for low-cost carriers easyJet Europe, Laudamotion, Level and Wizz Air.
The Vienna Central Train Station is the most modern and important national and international transportation hub in Austria. All of Austrian Federal Railways’ (ÖBB) long-distance trains stop here and at the Wien-Meidling station a bit further south. Linking the west, south, north and east lines creates two opportunities to switch trains. Nearly every long-distance destination served by the ÖBB can be reached with a maximum of one change of trains.
Visa and Entry
Nationals of EU member states, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland do not require a visa for entering the Republic of Austria. All other nationals require a visa in order to enter the Schengen Area or the Austrian territory. For stays of up to 90 days per 180 days these individuals require a Schengen visa, given that they do not take up employment.
As a general rule, the passport must be valid at least three months beyond the planned date of departure from the Schengen area.
Vienna has a well-developed public transport network. Buses, trains, trams and underground lines will take you almost anywhere in the city in no time at all. Vienna public transport Wiener Linien operates five underground lines, 29 tram and 127 bus lines, of which 24 are night lines. Night lines only operate between 0.30 am and 5 am. On weekends and public holidays the Vienna underground remains at the service of its passengers all night. The Wiener Linienvehicle fleet currently consists of over 500 tramcars and more than 450 buses. A single ticket costs EUR 2.40.
Also in Vienna are these popular transportation services:
- Austria Transfers
- Wien Flughafen Taxi
- Uber X
- Uber Black
- Uber Van
The Citybikes may be rented out and returned at any of the public stations in Vienna. Information about how many bicycles are available at which stations can be obtained at the terminals and on the Internet (citybikewien.at). There are over 120 stations that are often located near subway stations or other public transportation.
Registration: On the Internet at www.citybikewien.at(website optimized for mobile use!) or directly at the Citybike Terminal with a credit card (Master Card, Visa, JCB) or a bank card (Maestro or V PAY card) issued by an Austrian bank. One-time registration fee: 1 euro (only one bicycle per card!)