Are you planning to visit the capital of Austria? Have you seen pictures of this beautiful place on postcards or on the internet? Are you enthusiastic about numerous sights that can be seen there? Then you should start with preparations as soon as possible because Vienna is waiting for you! Imagine Schloss Schönbrunn, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Viennese streets, and nice people. From every cafe comes the smell of freshly baked apple strudel and attracts you. Does not that sound fantastic? The whole stay in Vienna can be very cheap - we show you how.
The first thing to think about when planning your trip is the accommodation. Do not worry, you can book online a hotel, hostel or private accommodation very fast. If you prefer hotels or hostels we recommend the website Booking.com, www.hotels.com or www.budgetplaces.com. There you can use different filters and choose what type of accommodation you want, for how many people and whether you want a full board or half board. But if you want to find private accommodation, we have an offer for you as well. The best website for this is certainly www.airbnb.com. There you can choose between different types of accommodation, immediately contact the landlord and pay online. An entire apartment can be booked from 15 euros per night - much cheaper than in the hotel. In this way, you save both money and get to know new people.
If you want to visit all the wonderful sights of Vienna, you should often use public transport. Of course, you now think that this must be very expensive, but then you have no right. We'll tell you a secret: with Vienna Card, which you can buy at the main station, you get free travel on public transport for 24 hours (17 euros), 48 hours (25 euros) or 72 hours (29 euros). In addition, you get the ticket for the reduced price in almost every museum. What you should definitely visit is the Alpine Garden in the Belvedere Garden (3 euros), The Belvedere 21 - Museum of Contemporary Art (8 euros), The Danube Tower (11 euros with Vienna Card), Hundertwasser Village (free), Karlskirche (5 euros with Vienna Card), Museum of Illusions (10 Euro with Vienna Card) and Mozartshaus (9 Euro with Vienna Card). All prices are for adults, with children paying less or not at all.
Before you buy your Vienna Card for trains, you will probably need the transfer from Vienna Airport to the city center or your accommodation. There is 3 available options to travel from Vienna Airport. The bus is the first one, you can easily book it online and see schedule for departures. Over the night there is no plenty of choice, so you can easily spend 2 hours waiting for your ride, especially if you need to catch other buses at certain time, sometimes bus can be very stressful. The ticket is about 3-5 euros. Another method is train, after midnight it stops till morning so it is not an option when your flight arrive early in the morning or overnight, it is also quite expensive about 9 euros. The last method is an airport taxi. When you hear taxi you probably think this can be very expensive, but Wiena airport has a hundred companies offering Airport taxi from or to Vienna airport for a fixed price that starts from 25 euros. Not by the person rather by car. If you travel in a group of 3 or more you will get your private limousine waiting for you at the time when your flight is arriving that will carry you to your accommodation for only 9 euros per person with no hidden fees. It's absurd that airport taxi in Vienna cost you like a public transport, but don't mix them with regular taxies, cause they only operate tours from Vienna to Airport Vienna and from Airport Vienna back to the city.
A city tour during the day sounds exciting, but do you know what's more interesting? Visit Viennese cafes and bars! Enjoy the diverse coffee and cake assortment in the cafes, Jelinek, Central and Schwarzenberg. If you are still hungry, restaurants in Vienna are the right choice: Cuisine, The Flave of Vienna, Amador or the Triangle - you will not be disappointed. Nevertheless, we give you a few more tips on where to eat good and cheap in Vienna. Those who like goulash, schnitzel and pancakes should definitely visit the following restaurants: Schnitzelwirt, Winklers zum Posthorn, and Gasthaus Kopp. Brötchenlokale (Trszniewski, Kolar, Miznon, Max and Benito) are also interesting in Vienna. For those who want to treat themselves to a few cocktails at the end of the day, we recommend the bar Loco, where you can get delicious cocktails for less than 3 euros. The best beer can be found in the cafes Morgenstern, Polkadot and Travel Shack Vienna.
If you want to see a lot in a city and then have to change a lot, you also have to pay a lot for it. Even the airport transfer is an important point. If you do not know the city well, you may find it difficult to spend a lot of money at the beginning of your journey. Do not worry, we'll tell you which option is the cheapest. For a single bus ride, you should pay 8 euros, for the train even more: 11 euros. A lot of money, right? Fortunately, there is another option at Vienna Airport: Airport Taxi in Vienna. With this transport variant, there are fixed prices starting from 25 euro, independently of the number of persons in the car. That means if you are traveling with the family, Airport Taxi Vienna is the best option. Cozy cars, nice drivers, Wi-Fi and a free bottle of water are there for you, at the best price. Spoil yourself and enjoy your holiday from the beginning!