Getting there & around

Getting There & Around

Austria lies in the heart of Europe, bordering Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, which makes it easily accessible.


By Plane

Fly to Austria in just two hours from most major British airports with daily flights from London to Austria’s biggest airports Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck. Munich airport in neighbouring Germany is a good option for travellers as well. Major airlines include Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Easyjet and Eurowings.

The Lufthansa Group (including Austrian Airlines) offers a fantastic training course on OTT, why not learn more about getting to Austria by completing their course here.


By Train

ÖBB Austrian Railways offers well developed national and regional connections. The ÖBB Railjet connects all the major Austrian cities within hours.

Travelling times between:

  • Vienna – Salzburg: less than 2,5 hrs
  • Salzburg – Innsbruck: less than 2 hrs
  • Vienna – Graz: 2 hrs 38 min
  • Graz – Innsbruck: starting at approx. 6 hours

Austria is part of the Eurail and Interrail pass system.


By Car

You can drive from the UK to the Austrian border in around 10 to 11 hours (approx.. 647 miles/ 1,035 km). Be sure to have a Motorway Vignette (toll sticker) on the inside of your windshield when you enter the country – either buy it at a petrol station or online at

Between 1st November and 15th April of the following year drivers of private cars and goods vehicles up to 3.5t must be suitably equipped for winter conditions. Drivers using the roads in wintry conditions during this period must have winter tyres fitted. Find more information at

Image credits: @Austrian Airlines / @OeBB, Christian Auerweck