Austria has several international airports, including Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz, Linz and Klagenfurt.

A number of airlines operate domestic flights between cities.

Ground transport

In all major cities public transport is good and inexpensive. Often the best link between cities is by train, either high-speed or conventional and they are clean and reliable.

Taxis are readily recognisable and can be booked in advance, hailed on the street or picked up from designated taxi ranks. Fares are metered, but some taxis do not take credit cards.

You can hire a car through all major car rental companies either in advance or upon arrival.

Servicing all major centres is an extensive network of freeways. Please note that Austrians drive on the right side of the road and distances are marked in kilometres.

When travelling to major centres on the weekends and during trade fairs, pre-booking for transport is advisable.


There is a wide range of accommodation for all budgets.


There is a wide range of dining options for all budgets.


Tipping is common, mainly in restaurants and for taxi drivers, usually between five and 10 per cent.

Tourist attractions

Austria is a major tourist destination. For more information, visit the Austrian tourism board.