Getting Around Austria
Austria’s main airlines are operated by the Austrian Airlines Group, which focuses on travels to and from Eastern Europe and the Middle East. One of these airlines, Lauda Air, is the brand for charter flights. The the rest of the airlines provide, on top of domestic, regional European flights that include destinations as Berlin, Milan, Barcelona, Paris and Rome.
The Vienna airport is 18km away from the city; the Salzburg airport, 4km. Airports have stores and facilities available for your convenience. Most airports have duty free shops, tourism information, restaurants, left luggage, currency exchange and car hire and car parking. You may look up a specific airport (e.g. Klagenfurt, Graz and Linz) to get more details on the services available there. Take note of the fixed fees on porter service.
To get to and from the airport, passengers have the option of travelling by bus, taxi, train, coach provided by hotels and even chauffeur-driven cars.
Travelers who choose to get to Austria by train may do so via the Austrian Federal Railways. The Austrian Federal Railways’ stops include major cities in and outside of Austria including cities in Germany, Russia, Greece, Romania, Turkey and the city of Brussels, Paris and Italy. You can purchase a Eurail, an international pass for railways, to avail of unlimited travel options across Europe and other offers.
If you prefer to travel by car or by motorcycle, crossing the Channel Tunnel will prove to be an interesting drive. Just remember that if you decide to travel by car, do your bookings in advance. Car rentals are available at airports and railway stations. Here are few pointers to remember when travelling by car:
1. Always bring your UK driving license or national driving license.
2. Make sure you have the car registration documents in your travel.
3. Prepare exact amounts for toll booths to avoid delays in your drive.
4. Turn on your lights when driving, whether inside the city or not.
5. Remember that there are strict laws for driving under the influence and the use of seatbelt.
Additionally, motorcycle or motorbike drivers and passengers are required to wear high visibility jacket and helmet at all times.
Cruise and ferries may also be availed when travelling around Austria and some even bundle cruise trips with hotel stays.
Consider these options on your next trip to Austria.
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