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Which City Pass is worthwhile for Travelers in Vienna?
For travelers seeking to maximize their Vienna experience, a city pass is an exceptional choice. It grants you access to the city's key attractions and activities at discounted or even complimentary rates.
Additionally, city passes often provide extra advantages like unlimited access to hop-on hop-off buses or free usage of public transportation. By saving both your money and time, you can optimize your itinerary in Austria's magnificent capital.
Comparison Table for City Pass Options in Vienna
Vienna City Card
Vienna Go City Explorer Pass
A CATEGORY ATTRACTIONS
B CATEGORY ATTRACTIONS
C CATEGORY ATTRACTIONS
24, 48, 72 Hours
PRICE FOR ADULTS
From 17.00 €
87 to 189 €
From 47 to 89 €
From 64 to 154 €
Here are our top two recommendations:
1. Vienna Pass
The Vienna Pass is an all-inclusive ticket that grants you free entry to over 70 of Vienna's most renowned attractions, including the famous Schönbrunn Palace, the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, Schönbrunn Zoo and the Spanish Riding School. With the Vienna Pass, you'll also enjoy unlimited access to convenient Hop-On/Hop-Off buses, ensuring seamless transportation between attractions. Say goodbye to waiting in long queues, as the pass offers "skip the line" admission at select sights. Additionally, you'll receive enticing discounts and a handy guidebook filled with insider tips. You can choose from 1, 2, 3, or 6-day pass options. More details here.
2. Vienna City Card
Unlike the Vienna Pass, the Vienna City Card does not include free entry to Vienna's sights. Instead, it serves as the ultimate companion for public transportation, granting you unlimited access to the subway, streetcars, and buses within zone 100 in Vienna. With this city card, you can travel conveniently and flexibly throughout the city while saving money. Additionally, enjoy a wide range of discounts at museums, attractions, restaurants, concerts, theaters, and stores, enhancing the overall enjoyment of your stay. Choose from 24, 48, or 72-hour options and customize the card's validity period to suit your individual needs and plans. More details here.
How Does Public Transport in Vienna Work?
Local transport in Vienna consists of a network of S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses and trams.
Tickets can be purchased with the multilingual Wiener Linien ticket machines and in the Wiener Linien app.
There are tariffs for 24, 48 and 72 hours, single journeys, day tickets and weekly tickets. A day ticket pays off after three single journeys. For travelers, there is also the Vienna City Card as an option.
Tickets must be validated before departure!
Rates: A single journey costs €2.40. The ticket is valid in 1 direction, you can change trains as often as you like, but you cannot interrupt the journey. A day ticket costs €8.00.
A reduced fare applies to children up to 16 years of age. Children up to the age of 6 do not need a ticket.
What Tickets Are There?
Here Is an Overview of the Most Important Tickets.
- 1Single Journey: This ticket is valid until you reach your destination, journey only possible in 1 direction, you can change trains, but not interrupt. The ticket costs €2.40
- 21 Day Vienna: This ticket is valid until 01:00 a.m. the next day and is valid for all public transport in Vienna. Any number of journeys and transfers are permitted. The ticket costs €5.80.
- 3Day Dicket: These tickets are valid for 24 hours. Any number of journeys is possible, you can change trains and interrupt the journey. The card is valid on all Vienna lines. A day ticket costs 8 euros.
- 4CAT - City Airport Train: runs every half hour and runs directly from the airport to the city center to the Wien Mitte train station without stops. The journey costs twice as much as an S-Bahn ticket, but the CAT is twice as fast. The CAT takes around 16 minutes, the S7 around 30 minutes. Book your CAT transfer online in advance!
An additional overview is the current Wiener Linien price list with all special tariffs. Prices are usually raised annually on January 1st.
Which Tickets Pay Off for Travelers?
City Cards, Tickets and Airport Transfers
Here is an overview of special tickets for public transport in Vienna. These include, for example, annual tickets, student tickets and senior citizen tickets.
- 1Monthly Ticket: The ticket is valid for all public transport in Vienna and costs €51
- 2Annual Pass: Costs €365 for all Wiener Linien transport in the state of Vienna. An annual ticket including Lower Austria costs €730 and €1095 for all of Austria.
- 3Vienna City Card: The Vienna City Card offers free travel on public transport in Vienna and is available from EUR 17.
Get your Vienna City Card here!
- 4Reduced Tickets: These include youth tickets, senior tickets, semester tickets and tax-deductible company tickets.
You can find out more about the price of the individual tickets in the Wiener Linien price sheet. It also contains an overview of tickets for sponsored groups of people.
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Yes. There is a separate day ticket for travel on the underground, tram, S-Bahn and buses in Vienna. It pays off if you make three or more journeys on public transport in one day.
Yes. The Vienna City Card is a ticket for public transport in Vienna and a discount card for entry to many museums, sights and attractions in Vienna.
A day ticket pays off in Vienna from 3 single journeys at the standard tariff.