Austria is part of the Schengen Agreement. A visa generally isn't necessary for stays of up to three months, but some nationalities need a Schengen visa.
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Austria is well connected to the rest of the world. Vienna and several regional capitals are served by no-frills airlines (plus regular airline services). Europe’s extensive bus and train networks criss-cross the country and there are major highways from Germany and Italy. It’s also possible to enter Austria by boat from Hungary, Slovakia and Germany.
Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
Public transport is excellent for reaching even remote regions, but it takes longer. Most provinces have an integrated transport system offering day passes covering regional zones for both bus and train travel.
Car Small towns and even small cities often have limited or no car-hire services, so reserve ahead from major cities.
Train & Bus Austria’s national railway system is integrated with the Postbus bus services. Plan your route using the ÖBB (www.oebb.at) or Postbus (www.postbus.at) websites.
With its parks, playgrounds and great outdoors, Austria has plenty to keep the kids amused. Regional tourist offices often produce brochures aimed directly at families. Museums, parks and theatres often have programs for children over the summer holiday periods, and...
EU, EEA and Swiss nationals may work in Austria without a work permit or residency permit, though as intending residents they need to register with the police. Non-EU nationals need both a work permit and a residency permit, and...