Getting there & away
Regional buses depart from stands at the main bus station adjacent to the Hauptbahnhof. Information can be obtained from the bus information counter (61 71 81; 7.50am-5.30pm Mon-Fri).
Linz is on the main rail route between Vienna (€27.90, two hours) and Salzburg (€19.90, 1⅓ hours), and express trains run twice hourly in both directions. Slower trains also service this route and others. At least three trains depart daily for Prague (€58, five hours). Aside from the obligatory information desk (8am-6.50pm), there are also some snack bars and an ATM at the Hauptbahnhof.
The Schiffsstation (Untere Donaulände 1) is on the south bank next to the Lentos Kunstmuseum. Wurm + Köck (78 36 07; www.donauschiffahrt.de, in German) sends boats westwards to Passau (one-way/return €22/25, six to seven hours, 9.45am and 2.20pm Tuesday to Sunday May to October) and east to Vienna (€52/64, 11½ hours, 9am Saturday May to September).
Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Ryanair and Air Berlin are the main airlines servicing the Blue Danube Airport (07221-600-0; www.linz-airport.at). There are flights to Vienna, Salzburg and Graz, as well as Berlin, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Zürich. Ryanair has daily flights to London Stansted.