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Local Transport

Austria’s local transport infrastructure is excellent, inexpensive and safe.

Buses & Trams Bus services operate in most cities and are complemented by a few night-bus lines. Tram and bus services in most places run from about 5am to 11pm or midnight. You usually need to press the stop-request button, even in trams.

Metro In Vienna, the metro runs all night on Friday and Saturday nights. From Sunday night to Thursday night it stops around midnight or 12.30am. No other towns have metro systems.

Taxis Austrians mostly call ahead or use taxi ranks. Flagging down a taxi usually works, though. Drivers always expect a 10% tip.


Ticketing systems and prices vary from region to region. Often they’re sold from machines at stops. Universally, tickets are cheaper from any Tabak shop, also known as a Trafik. Passes for single trips, 24 hours and several days or a week are usually available.

Fines are stiff if you don’t have a ticket – about €60 to €100 is common – and checks are frequent, especially in the provincial capitals.