Vienna has an exquisite public transport network. You can go from point A to point B comfortably by metro, streetcar, or bus, at any time and without any problems. But, if you need to go to the airport, or from the airport to the city center, things get a little complicated. Wien-Schwechat airport is not situated within the city limits and it can be reached only by Vienna public transport lines. And this poses a problem for passengers, especially at night.
City Airport Train
City Airport Train, or CAT, is one of the most popular means of transport from Vienna to the airport. It starts at the railways station “Vienna Center” (“Wien Mitte“) and leads to the airport Schwechat every half an hour. City Airport Train is completely closed at night, and so is the fast train going from Vienna International Airport to Vienna. The bus lines from Vienna International Airport offer night rides in intervals of up to two hours, and they stop at several stations.
However, many passengers arrive only late at night, and others have to have their tickets checked in early in the morning. The most pleasant way to cover the distance between Vienna and Schwechat airport is the airport taxi service. A taxi can be booked at any time and for any destination, by placing a phone call or sending an email via the webpage. The airport taxi service also offers a comfortable transport to passengers in daytime. Passengers with a lot of luggage may find traveling by bus, metro, or streetcar often uncomfortable. The spacious cars of Total Taxi are a comfortable alternative. If you were accompanied on your flight by elderly people or children, a taxi ride will be quite a relief: there is no need to stopover or wait for another traffic connection, so traveling in this way saves one’s health and nerves.
For a ride provided by the airport taxi service TOTAL TAXI a lump sum is charged and depending on the bezirk from which you depart or to which you return, it may range between 25 and 31 euros. If there are three or more of you, this way of transport is less expensive than CAT, it doesn’t go via the train station, and there is also no luggage problem. And it is available at any time, from any bezirk. Does a regular taxi service offer such an accommodation? Unlike regular taxis, here you don’t pay lump sums for the return drive. And this is without taking into consideration the fact that the lump sum we charge for the transport expenses is a cheaper option in itself.
Driving one’s own car to the airport?
That’s another possibility! This idea sounds inviting, but taking into consideration parking fees, financial speaking this is the least viable option. The fees at the airport parking garages go up to 185 euros per week. And that amount can cover your flight abroad and riding in a TOTAL TAXI cab.