Getting Around Austria

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Getting Around in Austria

Austria offers its visitors and extensive network of local transportation that includes rails, trams, taxi, ferry, metros, bus and airway. Almost all the cities and towns are very well connected through the modes mentioned above. There are special rail passes that can avail you good offers. Vorteilscard provides a discount of 45 - 50% for a one-year period of rail travel. One can buy this card from any Austrian railway stations. A special family card also allows four children under the age of 15 to travel free when supervised by an adult holding this card. InterRail One-Country Pass is a short-term pass valid for a duration of one month that allows the passenger a ride for three, four, six or eight days. Those under the age of 26 years also receive a reduction while for children under 12 can travel for free if accompanied by an adult using Adult Pass. Eurail Austria Pass is valid for three, four, five or eight days of travel in one month within Austria. This pass is available to non-EU nationals from Eurail.

Getting Around Austria By Air

Austrian Airlines connects Vienna to other major cities including Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg through regular flight service.

Getting Around Austria By Rail

An extensively spread and well-connected rail network in Austria can let a visitor travel throughout the country with great ease. Eurail and InterRail passes can help the visitors avail great discounts while travelling. Austrian trains are known for their great comfort, speed and frequency. A visitor can enjoy unlimited rail travel within Austria along with discounted ferries down the Danube and the Bodensee through the National Network Pass.

Getting Around Austria By Road

Bundesbus, the bus service of Austria is a perfect way to commute short distance in the country. One can locate bus terminal near the train stations. In order to avoid any last moment glitches, it is advised to book a seat in advance especially during the peak vacation season. Taxis are easily available around the country. However, renting a car can turn out to be a little expensive owing to high gas prices but one get to enjoy the best of the scenic beauty.

Getting Around Austria By Water

One will find ferry service on almost all the lakes that connect the cities of Austria. Regular passenger boat services along the Danube operate from mid-May to mid-September.

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