How long to stay
Vienna is a city rich of culture, history and art. You can easily spend 3 days here or more if you want to make daytrips out of Vienna.
Vienna International Airport is located 18 km (11 mi) from the center.
I flew in with Austrian Airlines, the national airline which has its hub at Vienna Intl Airport. Lots of airlines fly into Vienna, also low cost carriers like GermanWings and Easyjet.
How to get to the city center
Taxi – I got picked up to start my blogtrip, so I can only tell you how long it takes you by car to get to the city center, which is 25 minutes depending on traffic.
Bus – To get back to the airport I took a bus from Westbahnhof with Vienna Airport Lines. It takes you 45 minutes and a one-way ticket is 8 euros. (More info)
Metro – The S-Bahn is a low-priced way of getting from Vienna to the airport and back.
Train – There`s a City Airport Train, CAT, that takes just 16 minutes nonstop to get from central Vienna to the airport and vice versa. The cost of a single ticket is 11 euros, you can buy return tickets and combo tickets with a Vienna Transport Ticket. For more info, check here.
To get around in the city, it`s worth looking into the Vienna Card that offers unlimited free travel by underground, bus and tram. Price for 72 hours is 19.90 euros. (The card also offers over 210 discounts)
I stayed at the 25 Hours Hotel, located close to the MuseumQuartier and I thought the perfect location for a visit to Vienna. You`re only a few minutes’ walk away from the MichaelerPlatz & the InnerStadt and there`s a tube stop in front of the hotel. The interior is all circus inspired and it`s a young & hip hotel. The room and bathroom are very spacious and the view over the city is definitely a bonus. The rooms at the 25hrs hotel start from 130€ per night (M Suite) (from 150€ for a L Suite) and from 170€ for a “director’s suite”. Breakfast is an extra: 16€, bikes are included in the stay.
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There`s shopping at the main streets like the Mariahilferstrasse, one of the longest streets in Vienna or you can wander off and find cute little boutiques. You can definitely find some trendy places here. For tips, check out this website.
I enjoyed having lunch at Naschmarkt. There are plenty of food places around here and it`s a great location to just wander.
If you`re looking for a more unique place to have dinner why not have something to eat between exotic plants at the Palmenhaus.
If you prefer an outdoor experience, then definitely have a drink or meal at Glacis Beisl which has a beautiful garden to sit back and enjoy a meal or just a drink.
For more foodie places or bars, walk along the Danube Canal and you`ll find plenty.
I came across this place on a shopping tour, but really loved the idea. It`s a shop that offers recipes with all the ingredients there, so you can just buy what you need. Of course you need a kitchen for this idea.
The roof bar at the 25 Hours Hotel was probably my favorite spot in Vienna. The interior looks like someone`s cozy living room and you feel right at home. On top of that you have an amazing view day and night over the city. What better way to end your day relaxing with a drink in your hand… A local even told me this is one of the best views you have in the whole city!
Note: Something I did notice while in Vienna, drinks are not cheap. A soft drink is 3 – 3.5 euros, food depends on where you go. You can still find affordable places.
*Prices were accurate at time of publishing
I was invited by the Vienna Tourism Board, as always opinions are my own.