I arrived at the airport and received no informations whatsoever about the taxi driver being late. I had to call at least 5 times to get to know where he was and the answer was constantly “just 10 minutes”. Ended up waiting for an hour.
Among the many ways to get to the beautiful Vienna, the ideal solution, without doubt, is to trust a Taxi service from Schwechat Airport. The wonderful capital of Austria is home to 1,600,000 people and is famous around the world for the New Years concert which is celebrated every 1st January and by Princess Sissi, Austria's unforgettable emperors.
This city is the perfect combination between the most classic European capitals and the modern metropolis, home to international organisations such as OPEC and the U.N. Vienna's location is strategically important as it gives those an opening to the East or vice-versa. Also, it is nicknamed "the city of music" or "the city of Waltz", thanks to works from famous composers such as Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven.
Places and distances
There are tonnes of things to visit in Vienna. But to name a few, here are the following:
- Schoenbrunn Palace: Summer residence for the family of the empire with its enormous park is 25km from the Austrian Airport along the A4 motorway.
- Belvedere Palace: built for Prince Eugene of Savoy, you can get there in 20 minutes (traffic permitting) along the A4 motorway.
- Hofburg Empire Palace: shaped by squares, gardens, buildings and now the residence of the Austrian President. To get to this wonder, it only takes around half an hour.
Finally, you can't say that you have been to Vienna without having tried the famous Sachertorte - a key part of the city.
Vienna's International Airport is in the region of Schwechat, which is almost 16 km from the city centre. It was created in 1938 as a military base and then it was converted into a civil port in 1945. It has 3 terminals and the third is dedicated exclusively to low cost flights. Ten years ago, they started building a new terminal which is called Skylink for the purpose of better managing air traffic.
This is the main airport in Austria and around 22 million passengers travel through it each year. Among the services offered are: unlimited free Wi-Fi, tax free shops and restaurants as well as exchange offices.
How to get from Schwechat Airport to the city centre
As with every public transport system in Austria, Schwechat Airport is well connected to the city. The City Airport CAT service goes to and from the Airport and the city every half an hour every day of the year. The light train on line S7 also leaves every half an hour and connects the Schwechat Airport with stations Wien Mitte and Wien Praterstern. For those that wish to travel by bus, Line VAL 1 stops in Westbanhof station and from there it's necessary tp take other means to get to your destination.
Various private taxi companies are available outside the airport's exit. However, they are much more expensive that other public transport methods. Finally, for those that want to visit the city of Bratislava in Slovakia which is around 50km from Vienna, it's possible to do it by train as well as bus.
Indicative fares from Schwechat Airport
|Schwechat Airport- Schönbrunn
|from 41 euros;
|from 55 euros;
|from 108 euros;
|Schwechat Airport - Belvedere Castle
|from 40 euros;
|from 60 euros;
|from 112 euros;
|Schwechat Airport - Hofburg
|from 40.50 euros;
|from 60.50 euros;
|from 113 euros;
Book a taxi at Schwechat by filling out the form
For those that want to experience an Viennese holiday with comfort, the best solution is without doubt to have a private transfer from Schwechat Airport.
By completing the booking form, you can find out the exact cost of your transfer without any nasty surprises upon payment. A licensed and qualified chauffer will be waiting for customers in the airport, at the exit of the terminal and will take them to their accommodation, whether that's a hotel or an apartment. The driver will be recognisable given that he will have a piece of card with the name of the customer corresponding to the name on the booking. Also, remember that you don't need to tip the driver because the customer will only pay the specific cost stated in the booking email.
Taxileader.net service benefits
The main benefit of using a private taxi in Vienna is not having to share the service. The vehicle will only pick up the passengers whose number is specified on the booking form. Also, 2 days before the transfer, you will receive a confirmation SMS with an emergency number that you can use to communicate any last-minute changes, such as a delay on the flight. Finally, an excellent multilingual service is available to all customers, which gives the customer all the necessary help in order to resolve problems and clear up any doubts.