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Vienna has an excellent public transportation network with 5 metro lines, several tram and bus lines, rapid trains, etc. The center of the city has very limited parking space, and the public garages are rather expensive. Thus, making use of the public transport system can save you a lot of time and money. Several types of tickets and passes are available, starting from the single tickets to the annual passes. Discover every corner of Vienna!
The Metro Lines of Vienna
Metro line U1: runs between Reumannplatz and Leopoldau. Stations are: Reumannplatz, Keplerplatz, Südtiroler Platz, Taubstummengasse, Karlsplatz, Stephansplatz, Schwedenplatz, Nestroyplatz, Vorgartenstraße, Donauinsel, Kaisermühlen-VIC, Alte Donau, Kagran, Kagraner Platz, Rennbahnweg, Aderklaaer Straße, Großfeldsiedlung and Leopoldau. The metro runs from 5:00 a.m. to 0:20 a.m. on weekdays, with 2-5 minute intervals. On the weekend and holidays, it also runs throughout the night with 15 minute intervals.
Metro line U2: runs between Karlsplatz and Aspernstraße. Stations are: Karlsplatz, Museumsquartier, Volkstheater, Rathaus, Schottentor, Schottenring, Taborstraße, Praterstern, Messe-Prater, Krieau, Stadion, Donaumarina, Donaustadtbrücke, Stadlau, Hardeggasse, Donauspital and Aspernstraße. The U2 metro line runs from 5:00 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, with 4-6 minute intervals. On the weekend and holidays, it also runs throughout the night with 15 minute intervals.
Metro line U3: runs between Ottakring and Simmering. Stations are: Ottakring, Kendlerstraße, Hütteldorfer Straße, Johnstraße, Schweglerstraße, Westbahnhof, Zieglergasse, Neubaugasse, Volkstheater, Herrengasse, Stephansplatz, Stubentor, Landstraße, Rochusgasse, Kardinal-Nagl-Platz, Schlachthausgasse, Erdberg, Gasometer, Zippererstraße, Grillgasse/Enkplatz and Simmering. Metro line U3 runs from 4:54 a.m to 0:22 a.m. on workdays with 3-5 minute intervals. On the weekend and holidays, it runs throughout the night as well with 15 minute intervals.
Metro line U4: runs between Hütteldorf and Heiligenstadt. Stations are: Hütteldorf, Ober St Veit, Unter St Veit, Braunschweiggasse, Hietzing - Kennedybrücke, Schönbrunn, Meidling Hauptstraße, Längenfeldgasse, Margaretengürtel, Pilgramgasse, Kettenbrückengasse, Karlsplatz, Stadtpark, Landstraße, Schwedenplatz, Schottenring, Roßauer Lände, Friedensbrücke, Spittelau and Heiligenstadt. Metro line U4 runs between 5:02 a.m. and 0:10 a.m. with 3-6 minute intervals on workdays, and also throughout the night with 15 minute intervals on the weekend and holidays.
Metro line U6: runs between Siebenhirten and Floridsdorf. Stations are: Siebenhirten, Perfektastraße, Erlaaer Straße, Alterlaa, Am Schöpfwerk, Tscherttegasse, Philadelphiabrücke, Niederhofstraße, Längenfeldgasse, Gumpendorfer Straße, Westbahnhof, Burggasse-Stadthalle, Thaliastraße, Josefstädter Straße, Alser Straße, Michelbeuern-AKH, Währinger Straße-Volksoper, Nußdorfer Straße, Spittelau, Jägerstraße, Dresdner Straße, Handelskai, Neue Donau and Floridsdorf. This metro line runs between 5:08 a.m. and 0:08 a.m., with 3-6 minute intervals on workdays. Metro line U6 also runs throughout the night, like the other metro lines, with 15 minute intervals, on the weekend and holidays.
Tickets for Public Transportation in Vienna
Annual pass (Jahreskarte): 449 EURO for one year if paid in cash. Valid for all means of public transportation in Vienna. On Saturdays from noon, 2 children (under 15) can accompany you free of charge with the pass (except on the rapid train - Schnellbahn). You can also take along your bicycle or dog with the pass on the metro lines and the rapid trains within Vienna. On the metro lines, there are some limitations for this: bicycles and dogs allowed from Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 15:00 and from 18:30. On Saturday, from 9:00. On Sundays and holiday, all day long. The annual pass contains a picture of its owner, and cannot be transferred to somebody else.
Shopping daily pass (Wiener Einkaufskarte): 4,6 EURO, valid for one day, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., can be transferred to someone else.
Vienna Card for 72 hours (Wien Karte): 18,5 EURO for 3 days, can be transferred to somebody else, and one child under the age of 15 can accompany you. Also includes tourist discounts.
24-hour ticket (24 Stunden Wien): 5,7 EURO, valid for 24 hours. Can be transferred.
48-hour ticket (48 Stunden Wien): 10 EURO, valid for 48 hours. Can be transferred.
72-hour ticket (72 Stunden Wien): 13,6 EURO, valid for 72 hours. Can be transferred.
Weekly pass (Wochenkarte): 14 EURO, valid from Monday to Monday 9 o'clock. Can be transferred.
8-day special card (8-Tage Klimakarte): 28,8 EURO, valid for 8 days, but the days must not succeed one another. This pass is for people who stay several days in Vienna but do not with to take public transport every day. Can be transferred.
Monthly pass (Monatskarte): 49,5 EURO, valid from the first day of the month to the second day of the succeeding month. Can be transferred.
Single ticket (Einzelfahrschein): 1,8 EURO if purchased prior to the journey, and 2,2 EURO if purchased during the journey.
4-ticket combination (4 Fahrtenstreifenkarte): 7,2 EURO
Half-price tickets (Halbpreisfahrschein): 0,9 EURO if purchased prior to the journey, and 1,1 EURO if purchased during the journey. These tickets are valid for children (6-15), dogs and bicycles.
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