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Flying to Austria

There are plenty of very convenient options when it comes to choosing a flight to Austria. The national carrier, Austrian, offers direct flights to Vienna from several locations on the East Coast: Washington, D.C., New York, Newark, Chicago and Toronto. Direct flights take approximately eight hours.

Austrian Airlines © Austrian Airlines

Flying directly into Vienna
Austrian Airlines has been the leading carrier in Austria for over 40 years, setting high safety and service standards right from the start. It just recently refurbished its long haul fleet and boasts completely new seats and entertainment systems in both economy and business class. Austrian Airlines’s business class is famous for its excellent cuisine and bar service, offering choice Austrian wines and a Viennese coffee menu.
Within Austria, connections to the regional airports in Innsbruck, Salzburg, Graz and Linz are available. Flight times from Vienna to the regional airports range from thirty minutes to an hour. Make your reservation here

Flying into Munich and Zurich
If you plan to visit the western regions of Austria, such as Tirol, Salzburg and Vorarlberg, flying into Zurich or Munich are great alternatives. Flights with many gateways from the US are offered by Lufthansa  and Swiss . Or take direct train connections from Munich and Zurich to any major city in Austria.  

Flying via Berlin and Düsseldorf
Another great option of how to get to Austria is with Air Berlin via Berlin and Düsseldorf. Air Berlin flies into Vienna, Salzburg or Graz and offers great gateways from the US.
Arriving in Vienna
The Vienna International Airport has undergone a major expansion in recent years. To see the new floor plans, and layout of the arrival and departure areas, click here

Getting from the airport to the city center is easy: A cab ride from the taxi station outside of the arrival hall to the city center takes thirty minutes to an hour and costs between 40 and 50 Euros. To save on taxi costs, make an advance reservation with one of these companies. Or take the City Airport Train (CAT), which takes you directly into the city center in 16 minutes.

Before you leave please check the new safety regulations effective since November 2006