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Introduction to Linz

Linz, a place known for its incredible Ars Electronica Center, The New Cathedral, and Linz’s main square, is a travel destination everyone should visit once in their lifetime. This capital city of Upper Austria, Austria, has plenty of experiences to offer curious travelers. Home to a variety of natural beauty and architecture, an unique historical background, and a culture as rich as its population of 204,846 people, Linz is truly one of the main highlights of Austria.

Easily accessible from the Linz airport, Linz is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Austria. Travelers looking to experience the best of Austria often choose to stay in Linz.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the region of Linz below!

Top services in Linz

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Linz, Austria. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 313 airlines that fly to Austria. Browse the 27 top-rated tours available to you in Linz. Compare the rates and services of the 2 types of places to stay in Linz and the 6 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Linz.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Linz, including flights, accommodations, activities, and more, in one place. Book with Guide to Europe to get an expertly-curated and fully-customizable itinerary and experience the best of Linz on your vacation in Austria.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Linz from our free 24/7 customer support. Continue reading to learn how you can enjoy a stress-free and memorable vacation in the region of Linz!

Learn more about Austria

There are many reasons to visit the region of Linz, but a trip to Austria needs no explanation.

Exploring Austria, which spans 83,879 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Austria offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Ars Electronica Center, The New Cathedral, and the Linz’s main square, you’re all set for an unique and memorable travel experience in Austria.

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What to see in Linz

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Linz has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the region.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the region of Linz.

Top attractions in Linz

Home to plenty of top attractions, Linz is more than just a wonderful region in Austria. Linz is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Austria.

One fascinating sight in Linz is the unforgettable Ars Electronica Center. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the region, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Linz. This remarkable attraction is located at Ars-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040 Linz, Austria and is open for visitors Monday - Sunday, between 10:00-17:00.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Austria, check out our list of top attractions in Linz below. Discover the best places to visit in Linz, including the fascinating Ars Electronica Center, The New Cathedral, Linz’s main square, Zoo Linz, and Grottenbahn.

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Things to do in Linz

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Enrich your travel experience in Linz by joining tours and activities. Linz offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurou excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the region.

Discover the most popular experiences in Linz below.

Most popular experiences in Linz

Traveling is all about gaining new experiences. You can have that and more in the region of Linz.

Linz offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Walking Tours, Historical Tours, and City Tours are only a few of the many experiences you can book for your holiday in Austria.

Explore the most popular experiences you can join in Linz by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Linz

Travelers in Linz can choose from 7 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Linz one of the best travel destinations in Austria.

Linz also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers an unique experience in the city. The affordable Private scavenger hunt through the old town of Linz is the cheapest tour in the region, and is a popular Ski / Snowboard Hire. This experience costs around 29 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Linz. This Ski / Snowboard Hire is available in 3 languages: German, Russian, and English. Around 2 travelers have given this activity an average rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Secure an unforgettable experience for your upcoming trip to Linz and book a top-rated tour in the region. Discover the best tours, activities, and tickets in Linz below.


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Discover the best things to do in Linz. Choose from 27 fantastic tours and activities available in the region.

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Vacation packages in Linz

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The best and easiest way to visit Linz is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Austria.

Booking a vacation package to Linz means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Linz to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Linz is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find 4 unique vacation packages to Linz, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the region of Linz.

Popular types of vacations in Linz

The most popular way to experience Linz is by visiting the region as part of a road trip across multiple destinations in Austria. However, it is also common for travelers to go to Linz on both shorter and longer getaways, to get a break from everyday life, relax, and experience something new.

With Guide to Europe you can find road trips, city breaks, and weekend getaways in Austria, ranging from budget to luxury. Whether you’re planning a multi-day road trip across Austria, or you just want to enjoy a few days exploring Linz, there is a vacation package for you.

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Discover and compare 4 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful region of Linz.

The best flights, hotels, and activities in Linz get fully booked quickly. Use the search tool below to find the best vacation packages in Austria. Your customized holiday package to Linz is only a few clicks away!

How to get to Linz

To get to the region of Linz the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Austria can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Linz by booking flights with any of the 11 airlines that offer direct flights to Linz airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Linz airport are Lufthansa, Air China, LATAM Airlines, United Airlines, and Azul. Go to this page to compare all flights to Linz.

To reach the region of Linz, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Linz airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Linz, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Linz airport and Linz below.

Find cheap flights to Linz

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Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Linz, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Austria. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Linz, Austria, in March.

The cheapest one-way flight to Linz costs around 55 EUR and is offered by the airline Eurowings.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Linz cost approximately 681 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on February 8 and the return flight is scheduled on February 6. The flight time is around 26 hours per way. The return flight is operated by Vienna International Airport.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Austria and the region of Linz from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Linz

Travelers visiting Linz in Austria can fly to Linz airport directly from 1361 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Linz airport and the region of Linz in Austria depart from Linz airport in Linz, Austria, Norman Manley International airport in Kingston, Jamaica, and Sydney airport in Sydney, Australia.

Travelers can fly to Austria by choosing from from 3 weekly flight(s) from Linz; from 5 weekly flight(s) from Kingston; and from 5 weekly flight(s) from Sydney.

The airline that operates most flights to Austria is Thai Vietjet. Thai Vietjet offers 15 scheduled flight routes to Austria.

Discover the most popular flights to Linz below. Click to view flights to Linz, Austria from destinations all across the globe.

Where to stay in Linz

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An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a region as fantastic as Linz is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Linz usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Linz offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the region allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Linz and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Linz planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Linz, you'll find 2 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Austria can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Linz. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the region, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Linz.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Linz in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Linz

A trip to the fascinating Linz, Austria, means opportunities to relax at any of the 2 different types of places to stay in the region. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 46 hotels and 13 vacation rental apartments. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Linz provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the region, Arcotel Nike Linz is one of the top picks of travelers in Linz.

The Hotels is located at Untere Donaulände 9 and boasts many great utilities, including 24-hour front desk, Air conditioning, and Bar.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Linz. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

In Linz, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose Hotel ibis Styles Linz. For approximately 69 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Double Room at this popular Hotel.

Below is a list of all 2 different types of places to stay in Linz. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Linz

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Linz for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the region is home to around 59 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Linz provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Linz are created equal, finding the best in the region often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Linz. If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Arcotel Nike Linz, the top 4-star hotel in the region. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Linz, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Hotel ibis Styles Linz, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Linz. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

Click the arrows or swipe the list to see each hotel's ratings, reviews, locations, rates, and more. You can read detailed descriptions of each hotel by clicking the cards.


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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the region of Linz on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the region of Linz that match the information provided.

Car rental in Linz

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Linz. Linz has 6 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Linz start from 39.91 EUR per day or 279.37 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is an Opel Crossland X Aut.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Linz, starting from 32.21 EUR per day or 225.5 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Citro?N C3.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Linz, Austria, below.

Popular types of car rental in Linz

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the region of Linz to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Linz can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Austria at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Linz is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Linz is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the region of Linz.

Check out all options available in Linz and book the car rental for your upcoming adventures in Austria below.

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Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful region of Linz. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Linz, Austria, or any other destination in Europe by using the search tool below.

Enter your pick-up and drop-off location, driver's age, and dates. Click the green button to view your options.

Domestic flights from Linz

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A taste of Austria through a visit to Linz can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Linz to another remarkable destination in Austria.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the region of Linz to other spectacular locations in Austria, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Popular domestic flights from Linz

Travelers in Austria can catch flights to domestic airports in Vienna, Salzburg, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, and Graz. Domestic flights in Austria are operated by 3 airlines: Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, and Eurowings. There are around 10 scheduled flight routes operating to Linz on a weekly basis.

From Linz, travelers can book scheduled flights to 5 domestic destinations. The most popular flights from Linz depart to many top-rated destinations in Austria and are offered by Lufthansa, Air Dolomiti, and Eurowings.

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Traveling to another city or region in Austria? Use the flight search tool below to quickly find the cheapest one-way or round-trip flights from Linz to different local destinations.

Enter all the necessary information and click or tap on the Search button to see a list of the available domestic flights in Austria on the selected dates.