Sharing My Frequent Flyer Tips
If you searched for flights to Vienna Austria every few months, too, you’d probably have found what I have: an overdelivering flight search tool that regularly spits out attractive airfares for the city. This flight search engine has delivered fabulous flight offers since I started using it seven years ago. In the past years I have found that Austrian Airlines consistently offers the most competitive deals between London and Vienna. Depending on your location of departure this may differ.
Alternatively to booking flights to Vienna Austria (Schwechat International Airport) you can get flights to Bratislava Milan Rastislav Stefanik airport, which is only 64 km from Vienna. The airport serves flights from Paris, London, Barcelona, Milan, Dublin, Edinburgh and other cities.
The Austrian Postbus, in co-operation with Slovak Lines Express, offers a shuttle service from Bratislava airport to Vienna, which takes two hours.
Frequency: every two hours in the early morning; then about every hour; between 6.25am and 6.25pm;
Tickets: EUR 7,70 (single); the first two pieces of luggage cost EUR 1 each, every other piece of luggage EUR 2 (to be paid on the bus).
You can more than half the 2-hour journey by getting a car and driver to take you from Bratislava airport to Vienna.
Flights To Vienna Austria: Arriving
Vienna International Airport is located 12 km south east of the city and runs three terminals and two runways (a third is being discussed).
I love travelling home by plane, whether I come in from the northwest (London) or southwest (Portugal). When flying there, get your camera ready for a few nice shots. If you arrive from the West to South West you may get the pleasure of flying over the Austrian Alps. There are trains, buses and private door-to-door transfer available when you arrive. Although some people pre-book the City Airport Train you will also find ticket machines conveniently places right in the arrivals hall.
If you have a layover in Vienna, even as short as three hours, you can visit the city without any stress at all. Vienna International Airport is just 12 kilometres from the city. One of our recent flights to Vienna Austria was actually an eight hour stopover on the way to the Middle East. Here is the whole itinerary we ticked off, even with two small kids on our coat tails.
We took the City Airport Train, which operates at intervals of around 30 min, to Wien Mitte. From there, we walked over to Stadtpark (5 min). We took a walk through the park, and eventually settled for coffee, cake and lavender milk at the river terrace of lovely dairy Meierei im Stadtpark (1 hour). After that we decided to walk to Stephansdom and through the city centre along Graben and Kohlmarkt. (1 hour). At am Hof and Freyung squares we spent another 45 minutes strolling around the Easter markets which was delightful. On the way back, we had an early dinner at the snack bar and restaurant Zum Schwarzen Kameel (1 hour). If we didn’t know them already, we could have easily visited the Imperial Palace Vienna down from Kohlmarkt or Mozart’s house close to Stephansdom.
For further inspiration go to Vienna Walks for some suggestions on self guided routes.
When Should You Book?
In my experience, last minute flights to Vienna only get more expensive. Book your tickets as soon as you have set a date for your trip. Some people wait until they have bagged their special opera and concert tickets if they are more flexible with flight prices.
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