Cheap Flights to Vienna

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When is the best time to fly to Vienna?

Peak season:

You’ll notice cheap flights to Vienna are a lot harder to find between April and October. July and August are the peak months for holidaymakers, and you’ll need to secure your flight tickets in advance if you are planning to visit then. Many Austrians visit the city during Christmas and New Year, so you’ll find accommodation a lot more expensive. The end of June hosts Europe’s largest festival arena at Donauinsel, Dunube Island. It’s a free event which attracts millions of visitors every year. There are 3 days of music varying with a diverse range of Austrian bands. Vienna is also home to one of the best jazz festivals in the world, which takes place in June/July. Both these events will make it almost impossible to find cheap flights to Vienna, so you’ll need to book your flight tickets as early as you can to avoid overpaying.

Off season:

You’ll find the cheapest flights to Vienna from spring to summer, March to early June, and autumn to winter, late September to late November. The weather is generally warm and you’ll find cheaper rates on accommodation. It’s still worth booking your flights to Vienna in advance to find the cheapest deals although there is a lot less demand.

When is the best time to book a flight to Vienna?

March, April and May offer the cheapest flights to Vienna, so if you aim to book your flight tickets a couple of months prior to these dates, you’ll find some great bargains. If you are hoping to visit during the summer or for one of the festivals then you’ll need to secure your flight tickets 3 or 4 months early, if not more, to find flights that aren’t overly expensive. If you’re not too fussed about when you go then being flexible will help you find the cheapest flights to Vienna.

How long is the flight to Vienna?

Flights from London to Vienna: 2 hours 15 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Vienna: 2 hours 25 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Vienna: 3 hours 55 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Vienna: 4 hours 20 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Vienna?

British Airways, easyJet, Austrian, airberlin and Eurowings all offer cheap flights to Vienna. Determining which airline is best for you will usually come down to the price of the flight tickets, although certain aspects might come into play. British Airways offer complimentary food and drinks onboard. You’ll find easyJet are typically the airline that offer the cheapest flights to Vienna, although this can vary with dates so once you’ve decided when you want to travel it’s worth comparing and researching a few different airlines.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

One of the easiest ways to make up the 18km distance between the airport and the city centre is on a train. The City Airport Train runs every half an hour from 6 in the morning until around 11 at night and only takes 15 minutes to the Vienna subway station. An alternative option would be to consider jumping on a bus. These are frequent and some lines run 24 hours a day providing ease if you’re arriving late at night. Once your flight to Vienna lands, you can find information for the 4 different lines so you can decide which is best for you. Lastly you can opt to grab a taxi from outside of the airport, however you’ll be spending a lot more money in comparison. Make sure you agree on the price before getting in and expect it somewhere in the region of between 30 to 40 euros.

Vienna insider information

  • For glitz and glamour, there is nothing quite like the annual Vienna Opera Ball.
  • So you’ve fallen in love and want to pop the question, where do you do it? Well Vienna makes the list of the top 10 places to propose.
  • It’s always helpful to have a look at the airport guide after you’ve secured your flight tickets to a country so your transition is smooth and seamless.

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Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 59.31
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 63.54
Large bottle of water
£ 0.52
A dozen eggs
£ 2.40
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 0.71
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 3.80
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 1.19
3 course meal for 2
£ 34.30
Cheap meal
£ 7.62
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 5.34
How much does transport cost in Vienna?
1 mile taxi journey
£ 2
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 3
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 1
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 2

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More information about Vienna

  • As Austria’s capital, Vienna is an ideal destination for a cultural European city break
  • Kunsthistorisches, Vienna’s Museum of Art History, includes art by the likes of Caravaggio, Rubens and Rembrandt
  • Shoppers should head to Kartnerstrasse and Mariahilferstrasse for their favourite brands and the latest chic fashion
  • In the Wiener Prater park, Wurstelprater fairground contains the Wiener Riesenrad, Vienna’s biggest Ferris wheel
  • Once home to Austria’s rulers such as the Hapsburg dynasty, Hofburg Palace is one of the city’s most iconic sites
  • If visiting during the festive season, be sure to explore the Rathaus and Spittelberg Christmas Markets among others
  • Long famed for its coffee house culture, no trip to Vienna is complete without visiting one of its many cafés
  • Nightlife in Vienna often centres on first district Innere Stadt, with its many lively pubs, bars and nightclubs
  • Museum district Museumsquartier is a historic and cultural hub, containing the likes of the Leopold Museum and MUMOK
  • Use the links above to find cheap flights to Vienna and make great savings on a fantastic Austrian holiday

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