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Vienna Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Vienna Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I found a supermarket; yes, that's right, a SUPERMARKET, in the basement.

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Vienna Airport.

What to Expect

  • The airport has 4 terminals: T1, T1A, T2, and T3. T1 and T3 are home to larger, international carriers; T1A houses budget airlines. T2 is currently closed for renovations.
  • The layout is a bit confusing, so pay attention if you’re rushing to catch the night flight.
  • Food is available 24-hour in the Arrivals Hall. See Food & Drinks in the airport guide below.
  • WiFi is free and unlimited. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Concourse F in T3 is a long hallway with big couches to sleep on - quiet too. Look for Gates F30 and F27 in particular. Some travellers report getting let in there even if their flights are for other concourses.
  • Many couches are located in front of windows, so expect the sun to wake you early during summer months. Bring eyeshades!
  • Many gates have little cubicles so you can get some privacy while charging your electronics.
  • Plenty of no-armrest seating available with couches spread out through the airport.
  • Staff is tolerant of overnight travellers.
  • The airport can be noisy with announcements, so bring a blanket and ear plugs or noise cancelling headphones.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, several hotels are nearby. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can purchase entry to four airport lounges (three lounges have showers). See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and hours.

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Vienna Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Jet Lounge - Location: airside, Schengen, next to A-Gates on 2nd floor. Serves Check-in 1 or 2. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ] passes are available
  • SKY Lounge - Location: airside, Schengen, D-Gates. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Air Lounge – Location: airside, non-Schengen, at the start of the D gates right after passport control. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • SKY Lounge - Location: airside, non-Schengen, Level 2. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Vienna Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • At Airport NH Vienna Airport Conference Center - (2 minute walk from the airport) Located across from the Arrivals Hall. Day rooms are available 9:00AM to 7:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Moxy Vienna Airport - (6 minute walk from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Das Reinisch Bed & Breakfast - (7 minute drive from the airport) Airport transfers are available. at € 10 per person, each way. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Vienna Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Vienna Airport.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Airport Tours - Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour.Take a tour and learn about the history and the complex functions of the airport through interactive and educational displays at the VISITAIR Center (Hours: 8:30AM - 6:00PM, Closed Sunday). Among the center’s features are an "interactive media table" and a "sound station" where you can listen to sample flight, traffic and everyday noise. A more exciting tour option includes a bus ride out on the tarmac! Location: Airside. Days: . Departure Time: Tours run between 9:00AM - 5:00PM (reservation required!). Tour Duration: 50 minutes. Rates: Entry to center is free, but the tour is € 9,90 per adult. A kid’s tour is also available.
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside: T1 • T2 • T3 • Arrivals • Car Park 8 • Office Park 1 and 3 • VIP/GAC. Airside: C Gates • D Gates • F Gates • G Gates • Plaza
  • Baby Care Facilities - Changing tables are available in most large restrooms and at the Family Fun Gate at T3, airside, F Gates. Strollers are available for use in the airport, free of charge. You can pick one up at the Baggage Service Center in T3 and use it all the way up to the gate!
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Children's Play Areas - If you’re traveling with kids ages 4 - 10 years old, check out the Family Fun Gate, an indoor playground with climbing wall, a slide, labyrinth, revolving doors and more! Location: T3, airside, at the start of the F Gates (just after the shopping area). Another area to check out is the Family Corner, with interactive game screens. There is one Family Corner each at the F Gates and the G Gates. The Family Corner at G Gates also has a play area for small children.
  • Currency Exchange - Interchange and Raiffeisenbank counters can be found landside and airside. Hours: vary by location with Interchange offering the longest hours (5:00AM - 11:00PM) both Landside and Airside.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Heinemann Duty Free is available airside in the Plaza, C Gates, D Gates, F Gates and G Gates, with most of the locations open from 5:00AM until 10:00PM or 11:30PM. A wide variety of retail shops is also available, including Spar Supermarket(Landside, Arrivals. Hours: 5:00AM - 10:00PM).
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
    »   Landside: Cafe + Co Bar (Office Park 3) • McDonald’s / McCafe (Arrivals)
    »   Airside: Cafe + Co Bar (three locations - at Gates C, F and G)
  • Information Desks - There are several information desks located throughout the airport:
    »   Tourist Information - Location: Arrivals. Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM
    »   ÖBB Train Information - Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: 8:00AM - 6:30PM.
    »   Airport Information: - Locations: Terminal 3 (Hours: 5:30AM - 10:00PM) • Terminal 1 (Hours: 5:00AM - 10:50PM) • Arrivals Hall - Airside (Hours: 5:30AM - 10:50PM) • Arrivals Hall, Landside (Hours: 5:30AM - 11:30PM).
  • Luggage Trolleys - There is a refundable fee to use the luggage trolleys. They will accept the following coins: € 1 • € 0,50 • Czk 5 • HUF 100 • Sfr 1 • US-Cent 25.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Store your luggage with Baggage Corner for up to 6 months at the following rates: € 4 per regular-sized piece of luggage, per day or € 8 per oversized piece of luggage, per day. Other services available are safe deposit box for € 4 per item, per day, and wardrobe service storage of jacket/coat, shoes, hat, gloves and scarf for € 2 per set of clothing, per day. Location: T1 and T3, landside in both terminals. Hours: 5:30AM - 11:00PM.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Available at Baggage Corner for € 12 per bag/suitcase. If you need to transport a bike, bike boxes are available for € 35 per box. Location: T1 and T3, landside in both terminals. Hours: 5:30AM - 11:00PM.
  • Medical Services - Travel vaccinations, as well as urgent and emergency medical care, is available at the Medical Centre. Location: Arrivals Level (Level 0). Hours: 7:00AM - 9:00PM.
  • Mobile Charging - Power outlets are available throughout the airport, and integrated power outlets and USB connections can be found in seating areas at the B and C gates. In addition, specially-equipped workstations at gates F and G offer power outlets and laptop workspace.
  • Observation Deck - Watch take-offs and landings with panoramic views from the Visitor Terrace. Read about airport facts, figures and job details from the aviation display boards at the terrace. Location: access via T3. Hours: 10:00AM - 8:00PM (all other days) • 8:00AM - 10:00PM (Summer hours 1 May - 31 Aug).
  • Pharmacy - Flughafen Apotheke - Location: T1, landside. Hours: 8:00AM - 7:00PM.
  • Prayer Room - Interfaith prayer rooms are available in the airport. Church service is held every Sunday at 8:00AM. Locations: T3, landside, Level 2 (Hours: Open 24 hours) • T3, airside, Level 3 • The Plaza, airside. If you need a pastor, one is available at the pastoral care office. Location: T3, landside, Level 2. Hours: 10:00AM - 1:00PM.
  • Rest Zones - The airport offers long benches ideal for a transit nap and areas of rest chairs in the International Departures area.
    »   In Terminal 1, there are comfortable deck chairs at the B Gates. At the C and D Gates, there are long benches. Also in the D Gates, there is also a relaxation area.
    »   In Terminal 3, there are comfortable couches at the F and G Gates. Also in the G Gates, there is a Relaxation Room with comfortable couches.
  • Showers - Showers are available in the lounges [ see Airport Lounges above ].
  • Smoking - Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Check out these restaurants if you want to have a cigarette - Airside head to Daily Roast, Johann Strauss Kuliniart and Zugvogel; Landside try Johann’s Biereck, Take Off or The Dubliner.
  • Supermarket - If you are arriving and need to grab some groceries on the way home there is a Spar Supermarket in the airport. Location: T3, Landside, Arrivals. Hours: 5:00AM - 10:00PM.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of March 2018, Vienna airport is served by the following airlines: Adria Airways • Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Aeroflot • Air Algerie • Air Cairo • Air Canada • Air China • Air Dolomiti • Air France • Air India • Air Madagascar • Air Malta • Air Mauritius • Air Moldova • Air New Zealand • Air Serbia • Air Seychelles • Air Baltic • Air Berlin • Alitalia • American Airlines • ANA • Arkia Israeli Airlines • Asiana Airlines • Austrian Airlines • Belavia • Blue Air • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Bulgaria Air • China Airlines • Condor • Continental Airlines • Corsair • Croatia Airlines • CSA Czech Airlines • Delta • Dniproavia • easyJet • EgyptAir • El Al Israel Airlines • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Eurowings • EVA Air • Finnair • Flybe • Georgian Airways • Germania • Germanwings • Iberia • Iran Air • Japan Airlines • Jet2 • KLM • Korean Air • LATAM • LOT • Lufthansa • Luxair • Malaysia Airlines • Montenegro Airlines • NIKI • Nordica • Norwegian • Nouvelair • Olympic Air • Onur Air • Pegasus Airlines • Peoples Viennaline • Qantas • Qatar Airways • Rossiya • Royal Jordanian • S7 Airlines • SAS • Singapore Airlines • SkyWork Airlines • Stobart Air • SunExpress • Swiss • Syrian Arab Airlines • TAP Portugal • Tarom • Thai Airways • Thomas Cook Airlines • Transavia • TUIFly • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Ukraine International Airlines • United Airlines • Ural Airlines • US Airways • UTair • Volotea • Vueling • Welcome Air.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Vienna Airport Lines provides bus service between the airport and Vienna’s underground and long distance railways. There are three routes available, including the Wien Morzinplatz/Schwedenplatz line which operates 24 hours a day and can reach central Vienna from the airport in just 20 minutes.

Long-distance buses to Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic are also available from the airport.
For fares, schedules and further information, visit the OBB website.

Car Rentals

Rental cars are available on-site on Level 0 of multi-storey car park 4 (P4) from the following companies: Avis, Buchbinder, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Flizzr, FoxHertz, Megadrive, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty. Fox Autorent has a car rental return next to P4.

Car Sharing

Car sharing is an economical and eco-friendly way to rent a car for a brief period. Car sharing stations are located throughout the city, and are open 24 hours a day. Vehicles can be picked up at one station and dropped off at another. Car2Go and DriveNow have vehicles available for use from Vienna Airport.

CAT (City Airport Train)

CAT is a non-stop express train that can reach central Vienna from the airport in just 16 minutes. The train operates from 5:37AM - 11:39PM between the airport and Wien Mitte Station in central Vienna. At the time of this January 2018 update, the fare is €12 for a single ticket and €21 for a round-trip ticket. For schedules and further information, visit the OBB web site.

Taxis and Limousines

Taxis and limousines are available for hire at the taxi rank directly in front of the arrivals hall or ask for assistance at the “City Transfer” counter in the arrivals hall.


The S-Bahn, or suburban underground railway, can take passengers from Vienna Airport to central Vienna in 25 minutes via the S7 line or to the Vienna Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) in 16 minutes. Tickets can be purchased from automated ticket machines located on train platforms at the airport and in the Vienna metropolitan area.

Passengers can connect to Linz, S. Pölten, Budapest and more, on a long-distance (ICE) train, which connect at the Vienna Main Train Station.

For fares, schedules and further information, visit the OBB web site.

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Last Updated: 28 May 2018

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