Vienna Travel Card Review
Travellers are not spoilt with discounts in my hometown. The Vienna Travel Card is a great exception. I get it every time I go back, and it has always paid off. Find out here whether this discount card fits with your travel plans.
What Can This Card Do?
The Vienna Travel Card is a discount all-in-one ticket covering 210 discounts for Vienna museums and more, and the use of public Vienna transport, including the underground, buses and trams, for 48 or 72 hours.
At EUR 18,90 / 21,90, the Vienna travel card also entitles you to 210 discounts on various local museums, Schoenbrunn Palace, the Imperial Palace and other attractions, selected restaurants in Vienna, coffee houses, wine taverns and shops. You will also get a discount on the train and buses from and to the airport.
For Whom Is The Vienna Travel Card A Good Deal?
The Card is a good deal if you visit the city for a three days or more, and do sightseeing. Why?
- A regular 48-hour / 72-hour travel pass for Vienna already costs EUR 12,40 / 15,40.
- Most of the discounts for local attractions are between 10 and 20 percent. That translates to a rough average of about EUR 1,30 discount for each attraction and fare. In terms of restaurants or expensive shops, the card could shave EUR 5 to EUR 15 off your bill in one go, or even more.
- You don’t need to worry about transport zones and different fares, or any travel cost while visiting Vienna.
- You are making a good deal once you use at least five discount opportunities at various attractions or transport, and you could break even with just two visits to a restaurant.
You can easily order the Vienna Card online. You can collect it together with a 96-page coupon book at a customer service desk at Schwechat airport. This means you can start saving right when you arrive. Use it first for the CAT airport train to town (EUR 7,50 with the Vienna Card, instead of EUR 10 per ticket.)
My tip: Use the Vienna Travel Card for transport, museums and attractions. Carefully select the discount opportunities on restaurants, wineries and shops. Many of them are institutions frequented mostly by mainstream tourists. Trust your own choices of restaurants in Vienna and select your food, drink and shops that you are comfortable with.