Traveling in Austria -
how to get around by train or car
Austria offers an excellent public transport system which is well connected with its neighboring countries. Roads and highways are well maintained and signposted.
Internal flights are not of great interest to tourists due to
the excellent ground transportation.
Trains are a
popular and convenient way to travel to Austria, and Austrian and
European rail passes make train travel affordable. The public transportation
network covers all major cities and attractions in Austria. The trains are clean, reliable and frequent. Major hubs like Vienna and Salzburg,
with train stations right at the airports, are four hours
There are car-rental agencies in most sizeable towns and at the
airports. Driving in Austria is easy and the roads are well
maintained, well signposted and generally not too congested, though
you may find it hard to concentrate with such wonderful scenery
unfolding around you! Getting to Austria by road is simple,
since there are fast highways through all surrounding countries.
Bicycles can be rented at most destinations and returned to
any destination with a rental office.
The main entry points for international flights are Vienna - Schwechat and Salzburg - Mozart. The cities of Innsbruck, Klagenfurt and Linz also
have airports that receive international flights, but on a much