Vienna International Airport

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Vienna International Airport (VIE) Guide

General Information

Airport Name:
Vienna International Airport
Airport Code:
VIE
Location:
VIA is located in Schwechat, about 19 km (12 mi) southeast of the city.
Phone:
(0)1 70070
Website:
www.viennaairport.com

Directions & Transportation

Taxi:
Taxis are available outside the Arrivals Hall.
Bus:
Buses go to Wien Mitte, Sudbahnhof and Westbahnhof railway stations and to Wien Schwedenplatz and the Vienna International Centre.The long distance express service coaches offer service to Bratislava (Slovak Republic) and Budapest (Hungary).
Rail:
The City Airport Train runs to the City Air Terminal at Wien Mitte, and the S-Bahn connects to the Wien Mitte and Wien Nord railway stations with connections to the Vienna U-Bahn system.
Road:
Buses, taxis, Limousines, and car rental are all available at the airport for transport to town.Taxis to the city leave from outside the Arrivals hall.Buses leave for Wien Mitte, Sudbahnhof, and Westbahnhof railway stations, as well as theWien Schwedenplatz and the Vienna International Centre.Limousine and chauffer service is offered by Radio Car Vienna, and the airport will provide a transfer service.

Airport facilities

Airport Info:
There are Information desks at both Terminal 2 and the bus station, and a 24-hour telephone information service (tel: (0)1 7007 22233).
Baggage:
Porters are available in the Departure and Arrival Halls on request during flight operationas, and charge 1,50 Euros per item.Luggage trolleys are available at 46 different collection points throughout the Airport. There is available a 24-hour luggage check for storage at the arrival level at a cost of Euros 2.70 per day and item.
Money:
There are banks located in both the Arrivals and Departures halls. ATMs and bureau de change facilities are available throughout the terminals.
More Services:
Conference and business facilities are offered at the airport, and the Airport VIP & Business Centre will provide room for up to forty delegates, as well as organise press conferences.the Danube Aviator Club offers five executive lounges equipped with telephone, modem, fax and message services, as well as an adacent meeting room. Top rate business and conference facilities are also provided by The Vienna Airport World Trade Center (tel: (0)1 7007 36000) and the The Astron Hotel & Convention Center Vienna Airport (tel: (0)1 701 510).
Eating & Drinking:
There are over 70 shops located throughout the airport, including duty-free, and passengers can buy anything from fashion and accessories, electronic goods, to gifts or souveniers. Payment can be made by credit card, or by any regular currency.
Shopping:
There a number of rstaurants, cafes, snack bars, and bars available and located at different points throughout the airport.
Business Facilities:
The VIP & Business Centre at the airport offers assistance on arrival or departure, arranges the organisation and implementation of events, fashion shows, press conferences, and banquets. Catering facilities are provided by arrangement.
Disabled Facilities:
The airport provides toilets, lifts, telephones and Internet connections accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available on request at the airport, and if assistance is requested prior to arrival via the airport?s website, there will be staff to help. There are parking spaces are available for disabled passengers in car parks 1, 3, 4 and C, with good access to the terminals.

Useful Information

Airlines Served:
Major Airlines serving VIA are the Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Lauda Air, Lufthansa.
Airport Taxes:
All international airports in Austria charge airport tax on arrival, however this levy is written into the ticket. There is a passenger service charge of 60 ATS on departure, and the airport tax is 140 ATS
Activities near the Airport:
With a few hours to spare between flights why not take a tram ride on a free sightseeing tour of Ringstrasse boulevard, and see some of the magnificent architecture of the 19th century. Spend some time in one of the Musikcafes with resident DJ and listen to the music while enjoying a meal. Visit the Schatzkammer in the Hofberg and feast your eyes on the imperial regalia and items of the Holy Roman Empire, and marvel at the jewellery and craftsmanship of medieval times.
Other Interesting Information:
Widely known for it music and magnificent architecture, Vienna is also one of the three cities that serve as United Nations headquarters, and plays host to international conferences.
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