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Introduction to Vienna

Welcome to Vienna! This capital of and state in Austria is a bucket list destination, home to many famous attractions, including Schönbrunn Palace, Prater, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. In this ultimate travel guide to Vienna, you will learn everything you need to know before booking your ticket to Austria. Discover the day-to-day life of the 1,911,191 people who call Vienna home and explore the region’s fascinating history, rich culture, and distinct architecture.

Easily accessible from Vienna International airport, Vienna is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Austria any time of the year.

Travelers curious about Vienna might find it interesting that the region was named after Wien. You'll learn more fascinating facts about Vienna as you explore this spectacular region.

Traveling to Vienna is especially rewarding for anyone eager to connect with locals and learn more about their unique culture and traditions.

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

Top services in Vienna

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Vienna, Austria. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 388 airlines that fly to Austria. Browse the 603 top-rated tours available to you in Vienna. Compare the rates and services of the 7 types of places to stay in Vienna and the 12 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Vienna.

Enjoy the convenience of planning and booking every detail of your trip to Vienna, 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 Vienna on your vacation in Austria.

Get answers to questions about the routes and services offered in Vienna 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 Vienna!

Learn more about Austria

There are many reasons to visit the region of Vienna, 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 Schönbrunn Palace, Prater, and the St. Stephen's Cathedral, you’re all set for an unique and memorable travel experience in Austria.

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What to see in Vienna

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Vienna 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 Vienna.

Top attractions in Vienna

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

One fascinating sight in Vienna is the unforgettable Schönbrunn Palace. 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 Vienna. This remarkable attraction is located at Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria and is open for visitors Monday - Sunday, between 09:00-17:00.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Austria, check out our list of top attractions in Vienna below. Discover the best places to visit in Vienna, including the fascinating Schönbrunn Palace, Prater, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Belvedere Palace, and Schönbrunn Palace Park.

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Things to do in Vienna

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Enrich your travel experience in Vienna by joining tours and activities. Vienna 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 Vienna below.

Most popular experiences in Vienna

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

Vienna offers numerous tours and activities for travelers to choose from. Historical Tours, Walking Tours, and Bus 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 Vienna by clicking on one of the top-rated tour categories below.

Top tours & tickets starting in Vienna

Travelers in Vienna can choose from 20 categories of top-rated tours and tickets. If you're curious about what the most frequently recommended experiences in the city are, Cultural Tours is the answer.

The most popular tour in Vienna is the fantastic Private Vienna Walking Tour. By joining this highly recommended tour, travelers get to learn more about what makes Vienna one of the best travel destinations in Austria.

Vienna also offers plenty of budget-friendly tours and activities that promise travelers an unique experience in the city. The affordable Wurstelprater Vienna: Exploration Game is the cheapest tour in the region, and is a popular Archaeology Tour. This experience costs around 5 EUR and allows travelers a great time in Vienna. This Archaeology Tour is available in 1 language: English.

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


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Discover the best things to do in Vienna. Choose from 603 fantastic tours and activities available in the region.

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Vacation packages in Vienna

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The best and easiest way to visit Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna 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 6 unique vacation packages to Vienna, 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 Vienna.

Popular types of vacations in Vienna

The most popular way to experience Vienna 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 Vienna 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 Vienna, there is a vacation package for you.

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Top vacation packages in Vienna

Travelers have a great selection of vacation packages to choose from in Austria. In fact, you can choose from as many as 6 different top-rated vacation packages to take you to Vienna, and even more if you expand your search to include a bigger area of Austria.

If you would like to go on a budget vacation in Vienna, book the popular 3-Day Austria Weekend Getaway in Vienna and spend as little as 332.28 EUR. This vacation will take you on a journey to experience some of the most incredible attractions and sights in Vienna, including the fantastic Schönbrunn Palace Park, Prater, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, and The Hofburg.

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Discover and compare 6 vacation packages that take you to the wonderful region of Vienna.

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How to get to Vienna

To get to the region of Vienna the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Austria can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Vienna by booking flights with any of the 117 airlines that offer direct flights to Vienna International airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Vienna International airport are Ryanair, Lufthansa, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar Airways. Go to this page to compare all flights to Vienna.

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

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Vienna, 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 Vienna International airport and Vienna below.

Find cheap flights to Vienna

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

The cheapest one-way flight to Vienna costs around 13 EUR and is offered by the airline Ryanair.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Vienna cost approximately 110 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on June 19 and the return flight is scheduled on June 21. The flight time is around 1 hour per way. The return flight is operated by Klagenfurt.

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

Popular flights to Vienna

Travelers visiting Vienna in Austria can fly to Vienna International airport directly from 2004 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Vienna International airport and the region of Vienna in Austria depart from Vienna International airport in Vienna, Austria, Norman Manley International airport in Kingston, Jamaica, and Cochin International airport in Kochi, India.

Travelers can fly to Austria by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Vienna; from 7 weekly flight(s) from Kingston; and from 7 weekly flight(s) from Kochi.

The airline that operates most flights to Austria is Emirates. Emirates offers 555 scheduled flight routes to Austria.

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Where to stay in Vienna

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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 Vienna is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Vienna usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Vienna 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 Vienna and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Vienna planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Vienna, you'll find 7 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 Vienna. 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 Vienna.

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

Popular types of accommodation in Vienna

A trip to the fascinating Vienna, Austria, means opportunities to relax at any of the 7 different types of places to stay in the region. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 805 vacation rental apartments, 654 hotels, 16 cottages, 2 guesthouses, 2 hostels, 1 resort and 1 bed & breakfast. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Vienna provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the region, A&O Wien Hauptbahnhof is one of the top picks of travelers in Vienna.

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

In Vienna, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose Hotel Mocca. For approximately 51 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Double Room at this popular Hotel.

Below is a list of all 7 different types of places to stay in Vienna. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Vienna

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Vienna 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 1,481 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Vienna provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Vienna 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 Vienna.

Hilton Vienna Hotel offers the most luxurious rooms and is perfect for travelers looking for the ultimate 5-star hotel experience in Vienna. If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Leonardo Hotel Vienna, 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 Vienna, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, Ibis Wien Hauptbahnhof, is for you.

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

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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the region of Vienna 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 Vienna that match the information provided.

Car rental in Vienna

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Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Vienna. Vienna has 12 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Vienna start from 28.12 EUR per day or 196.83 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is an Opel Corsa Aut.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Vienna, starting from 19.62 EUR per day or 137.37 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Fiat Panda.

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

Popular types of car rental in Vienna

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the region of Vienna to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Vienna 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 Vienna is a TopLevel.

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

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Get ready to hit the road and explore the beautiful region of Vienna. Find the best deals on a variety of popular car rentals in Vienna, 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.

Popular destinations to visit after Vienna

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The region of Vienna is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Austria. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Austria has it all.

Austria is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Austria that are as magical as the region of Vienna. The most popular travel destinations in Austria are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

All the best destinations in Austria

When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Austria. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Vienna

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A taste of Austria through a visit to Vienna 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 Vienna to another remarkable destination in Austria.

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

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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 Vienna to different local destinations.

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Popular domestic flights from Vienna

Travelers in Austria can catch flights to domestic airports in Salzburg, Linz, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, and Graz. Domestic flights in Austria are operated by 14 airlines: Wizz Air, Ryanair, British Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, and Lufthansa. There are around 31 scheduled flight routes operating to Vienna on a weekly basis.

From Vienna, travelers can book scheduled flights to 5 domestic destinations. The most popular flights from Vienna depart to many top-rated destinations in Austria and are offered by Wizz Air, Ryanair, and British Airways.