When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Vienna?
The best and cheapest time for flights to Vienna is in the spring and autumn seasons; crowds and prices are low, and the weather is pleasant. Summer is peak season, especially around July and August, which means higher rates. Rates rise in winter with the Christmas/New Year festivities. Save on return flights for any season with early booking or deals on last-minute flights on Netflights.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Vienna?
The best time to book Vienna flights is at least three months before departure. Four weeks in advance will still guarantee lower rates. In general, the earlier the booking the better, not that last-minute flight deals aren’t worth looking out for. Festivities are most common in summer and winter. Christmas is very popular, but also quite cold, so be sure to take warm clothing with you.
Flying to Vienna International Airport (VIE)
Vienna International Airport is located 18kilometres southeast of the city centre.
Use Netflights to find cheap flights to Vienna by entering your city/airport of departure and VIE as your destination. View from the lowest price and select ‘flexible dates’ to find the cheapest day of travel. Compare rates across several popular airlines like Austrian Airlines, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, SN Brussels Airlines and Swiss Airlines. London’s Heathrow Airport and Edinburgh Airport service both indirect and direct flights to Vienna. Other airports across the UK like Manchester Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport offer only indirect Vienna flights. These include a stopover in cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Dublin, Munich and London.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Vienna International Airport is a 3 terminal airport with three levels and a ground floor. Level 0 is for arrivals and level 1 is for departures. Terminal 3 handles both departures and arrivals whilst Terminal 1 is for departures only. Gates B, C and D are for flights to Schengen countries. Return flights may depart from either gates D or G, as these are for non-Schengen destinations. All terminals are connected to one another, which makes it easy to walk between them. VIE includes amenities like luggage services, banks and money currency exchange , shops, restaurants, lounges, lost and found, medical care and Wi-Fi.
Getting to the City Vienna International Airport (VIE)
Travelling from Vienna International Airport into the city has never been easier thanks to the multiple transport options available. Choose to travel by public transport, train, taxi or car hire. The cheapest option is to take the S-Bahn. Buses run 24 hours and with journey times as little as 20 minutes. The quickest way to reach the city centre is to go by City airport train, which arrives in just 16 minutes. Taxis and limousine services are readily available at the taxi rank in front of the arrival halls or at the ‘City Transfer’ counter. Car hire desks are located on level 0 in car park 4 (P4).
Why visit Vienna?
From museums to palaces, markets to fine arts, Vienna has something for everyone. Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum or the Museum of Fine Arts. Here you’ll find a rich blend or Egyptian, Greek and European artefacts and pieces. The Museum Quarter Wien, one of the largest art and cultural complexes in the world, features not just art but also a combination of modern and classical architecture. For more impressive structures, the Hofburg Palace and St Stephen’s Cathedral offer a lot for visitors to take in.
No holiday in Vienna is complete without music. Home to numerous famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn and Strauss, there’s no better way to get a closer look at their work by visiting the House of Music, or Haus der Musik. To see a worthy musical performance, book tickets for the Wiener Staatsoper state opera house. Or take a tour to see the magnificent building. If you are a foodie, change directions and join the locals at the Naschmarkt, the largest and best-known market in the city. Find plenty of food produce and local goods here. It’s never too late to book flights to Vienna, and thanks to Netflights it is your affordable European destination.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to any country in the EU – you can stay for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. You just need to make sure that your passport has at least six months validity left, on the day you travel. Before you fly to Vienna, it is advisable to take some of the local currency with you. Since Austria is part of the EU, their local currency is the euro. If you decide to take out money on arrival, VIE has ATMs, banks and currency exchange centres for both passengers and the public. These are located inside all three terminals, Gates C, D, F and G, and also car parks 1, 3 and 8.