Below you will find a practical guide to public transport in Vienna with all the information useful to move around easily and to make you save on tickets.
Vienna is vast, so it’s best to get around on public transport or in warmer periods, by bicycle. Public transport is fast, reliable and has a unified price rate. It offers easy-to-understand applications not only in German, but translated to other main languages.
The public transport system of Vienna has a unified and simple pricing model for the main means of transport: buses, metro and tram.
Single tickets: € 2.4, € 1.2 children
24-hours ticket: € 8
48-hours ticket: 14.10 €
72-hours ticket: 17.10 €
One week ticket: € 17.10
More information about tickets is available on the official website.
Vienna City Card
As in other European cities, Vienna also offers a city card that combines public transport, visits to the main tourist attractions and discounts in shops and stores.
To see the discounts and benefits visit their website, the price of the basic card is:
24 hours: € 17
48 hours: € 25
72 hours: € 29
The Plus fare does not include public transportation (which makes it confusing), but does include a tour of the city by day and one by night, and includes a trip on the tourist bus. Prices:
24 hours: € 32
48 hours: € 37
72 hours: € 41
The metro in Vienna has 5 lines and 104 stations. The logo is the blue U because its name in German is U-Bahn. It is modern, fast and efficient, and connects the main points of interest of the city.
The trams in Vienna have 29 lines and are a vital means of transport for the city. They have more than 1000 stops, and connect the main points of the city. It is probably the most convenient option of transport if you visit Vienna.
Vienna has 90 bus lines (out of which 24 are night lines) that connect the entire city and get to the areas not covered by the trams and the metro. They are useful for specific destinations and the inhabitants of the city, for tourists the metro and the tram are usually enough and they are faster.
Vienna has 1200 kilometers of bike lanes and one of the best public bicycle services in Europe – Citybike Wien. Citybike Wien has 200 stations at important points (near metro stations, monuments, museums, etc.) and you can use bicycles for less than two euros a day, although it is not a rental service.
|First hour||Second hour||Third hour||Fourth hour||For each extra hour|
|Free||€ 1||€ 2||€ 4||€ 4|
To rent bicycles ask at the hotel, many businesses offer rental service for days.
Vienna has a unified public transport application called Qando Vienna. You can find waiting times, departure times and plan routes, as well as be informed of possible traffic jams or problems with the public transport system:
Google maps also works perfectly, just as well as in other cities.