Airport Guide to Schwechat (VIE)

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Airport Name

Vienna International Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 18km (11 miles)
southeast of the city.

Terminals

2

IATA Code

VIE

Telephone

+43 (0)1 70070


Airport Overview

Terminal Transfer | Getting into Town | Car Parking | Information Desks | Airport Facilities

Vienna International Airport is Austria’s biggest and busiest airport, just 18km (11 miles) from central Vienna. It is often locally referred to as Schwechat, as it is located in Schwechat County.

The airport has three terminals, one of which was built specifically for low-cost carriers. The terminals offer plenty of shopping, wining and dining opportunities to passengers. Shopping ranges from small- change souvenirs to mid-range duty-free items and expensive electronic gadgets. The food and drink options also cater for all, with small coffee kiosks and larger sit-down restaurants.

As a hub for both Austrian Airlines and Niki Airlines, there are many flights to Vienna International Airport. Passengers flying from across Europe as well as from destinations in Africa, Asia and North America can easily book flights to Vienna International Airport.

As the gateway to the capital city, Vienna International Airport provides the perfect introduction.

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Terminal Transfer

The terminals are all in the same building and it is easy to walk from one to the other. A transfer bus also runs between the Schengen and non-Schengen areas. Allow for about 30 minutes when transferring from one area to another.

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Getting into Town

Train: The City Airport Train (CAT) provides a non-stop connection between the airport and Wien Mitte Station in Vienna. It takes just over 15 minutes to get from the airport to central Vienna and Wien Mitte Station provides easy access to Vienna’s subway system. The CAT departs every 30 minutes from 6:05am to 11:35pm and costs €10. The regional rail connection from the airport to Vienna is run by the Austrian Federal Railways (OBB) and is called the Vienna S-bahn. It costs €3.60 for the trip to Wien Mitte. The train leaves every 30 minutes between 4:54am and 12:18am and the trip takes 25 minutes. The OBB tickets are also valid on other forms of public transport within Vienna.

Bus: Vienna AirportLines operates buses to and from Vienna International and various parts of the city. Bus tickets cost €7 and there are four lines. The Wien Schwedenplatz line runs 24 hours a day and provides access to the underground. Buses depart every 30 minutes. Buses to Vienna West Station (Westbahnhof) also depart at 30-minute intervals, between 6am and 11:59pm daily. The trip takes 45 minutes. Buses to Wien Meidling Station depart at 20-minute intervals from 6am to 8pm, and at 30-minute intervals from 8pm to 12am. Finally, the bus to Kargan and the Vienna Convention Centre departs from the airport every hour from 7:10am to 8:10pm and stops at many of the city’s major hotels. There are also a number of buses to Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic available from the Airport.

Taxis: Taxis wait just outside arrivals in the direction of K3. Taxi rides into Vienna cost €30-40 and takes approximately 30 minutes depending on traffic.

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Car Parking

There are two multi-storey car parks, PH3 and PH4, which cost €3.40 per hour or €31.50 per day. They are located within walking distance of the terminal and can be reached via covered walkways. Car Park C is located the farthest from the terminal, but still within walking distance, and costs €3.20 per hour or €21.50 per day. Parking lots K1 and K3 are the closest to the terminal and are short-term lots, and cost €3.70 per hour.

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Information Desks

There are four information desks within the terminal. This includes both an airport information centre and a tourist information centre in the arrivals hall. The staff speak both English and German and are really knowledgeable and helpful.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, banks, currency exchange facilities, VAT-refund offices, a post office and public telephones are all available at the airport.

Luggage: Trolleys are provided but you have to deposit a (refundable) €1 coin. The lost property desk is located in the arrivals hall next to the airport services baggage service centre. Left luggage (open from 5:30am to 11:20pm, charges range €3-7 per item) is also available in the arrivals hall just before the exit heading towards car park 3. Porters are also available. Safe deposit boxes are located in the arrivals hall and cost €1-3 per day.

Conference and business: The AIR Lounge and JET Lounge offer a range of business services including workstations, Wi-Fi, cable TV, newspapers a shower and a buffet; admission is €24. Conference facilities are located in the VIP Terminal or at the on-site NH Hotel.

Other facilities: Pharmacy, chapel, baby-changing facilities, airline lounges and travel agencies are all located within the terminal. Passengers can also access medical care and disabled facilities.

Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi is available.

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Airport Guide to Schwechat (VIE) was last modified: July 6th, 2015 by Oonagh Shiel
Author: Oonagh Shiel (3400 posts)

Content Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!